Anaplan Review - Gaming
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May 24, 2017

Anaplan Review - Gaming

Score 9 out of 101
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Overall Satisfaction with Anaplan

Currently we are using Anaplan for Planning and Budgeting. We are looking to begin using it for a forecasting and consolidation of data (Data Hub) and performance reporting models. The main business problem it has helped us with is the consolidation and ability to report on multiple dynamic hierarchies across a wide range of businesses. It has also being the driving force for process change within our organization.
  • We really like the Data Hub concept. We are working on multiple projects with regards to aggregating data from multiple sources, and Data Hub has worked well for us thus far.
  • Agility is key for our businesses and we feel that Anaplan gives us the ability to remain flexible and reactive to the changes throughout our businesses.
  • As a administrator I really like the resources provided by Anaplan such as Anapedia. It makes it really simple to ask questions and find answers if we are having difficulty with certain items.
  • I believe user set up within Anaplan is one of the areas that could be improved greatly.
  • Workflow is another area that I believe could be improved. Currently, I do not believe, there is a way to create an action against workflow. This would be a great benefit rather than moving the item to complete or in progress if you could write an action for it.
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Anaplan has substantially streamlined how we currently budget and plan. It has changed the process that have previously been in place and hindered the operations of our business users. Looking forward we feel Anaplan will be a game changer in almost all areas of our Business Intelligence strategy.
We really hope to have an integrated BI and IT data strategy in place within the next year. We feel Anaplan will be the main source of taking that data (whether it is financial data or operational data) and modeling it into a form that can be consumed within a reporting tool (Tableau or VizMosaic). Anaplan is at the center of what we want to do from a BI and Analytics standpoint moving forward.

We are really excited and looking forward to exploring the forecasting, and "What If" scenarios. Our current business structure makes it very difficult to forecast and project at any level, and I think Anaplan will be a great solution for us.

I think for any business that has multiple, or dynamic, hierarchies Anaplan is a great solution. We have reduced the time spent on these dynamic views by using subsets and properties with in the models.

I am looking forward to the increased the communication/connected planning aspect that Anaplan brings to our company. In the past we had thousands of Excel workbooks, some that were too large to email or open. We have seen improved interaction and clear lines of communication for our end users by using Anaplan for our budget process.

Anaplan Feature Ratings

Financial budgeting
Management reporting
Financial data consolidation
Journal entries and reports
Local and consolidated reporting
Detailed Audit Trails
Financial Statement Reporting
Management Reporting
Excel-based Reporting
Personalized dashboards
Flat file integration
Excel data integration
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources