Dish Network leading the way in Supply Chain Planning
Sid Powar | TrustRadius Reviewer
May 26, 2017

Dish Network leading the way in Supply Chain Planning

Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Anaplan

It is currently used by supply chain planning for planning repair parts. It helps in transparency and measuring performance which helps maintain desired inventory levels.
  • It allows users to set up complex algorithms which then leads to recommendations made by the tool for the planners to make a decision.
  • Helps in collaboration across multiple users within our department but across Dish and potentially externally with our suppliers in the future.
  • The software is extremely fast and can calculate scenarios fast.
  • Partnership with data visualization software such as Tableau is needed.
  • More supply chain apps to allow users to see the different applications within supply chain.
  • Anaplan for Supply Chain
We are able to become more efficient and save 2 full time head costs plus inventory reduction of 1-2 weeks.
Anaplan allowed us to manage alternate/substitute parts supply allocation better than any other tool. It was able to [perform] fast calculations in the cloud and did not make things difficult by slowing the process down.
Increase working capital for Dish
Reduce waste in terms of resources (time savings) and inventory
Anaplan is a useful in aggregating data but powerful as it can use complex calculations to help the user make decisions for multiple variables. It is not a data visualization tool - dashboards are clunky as such users should try to use Anaplan with another tool to dashboard data.

Anaplan Feature Ratings

Long-term financial planning
Not Rated
Financial budgeting
Not Rated
Scenario modeling
Management reporting
Financial data consolidation
Journal entries and reports
Not Rated
Local and consolidated reporting
Not Rated
Detailed Audit Trails
Not Rated
Financial Statement Reporting
Not Rated
Management Reporting
Not Rated
Excel-based Reporting
Not Rated
Personalized dashboards
Color-coded scorecards
Cost and profitability analysis
Not Rated
Key Performance Indicator setting
Flat file integration
Excel data integration
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Not Rated