Overall Satisfaction with Anaplan
I have implemented Anaplan for clients across several industries for headcount planning, sales forecasting, [and] supply chain (demand planning, promotion planning, inventory, and shipment planning). I am also a user that uses Anaplan for headcount planning, project management, and project financial reporting. The implementations I have worked on have been for user groups ranging from 5-300 end users.
- Centralizes planning methods and structures across a business
- Real time calculation updates
- Business-friendly development language, doesn't need to be owned by IT
- Model performance slows as you try to build more complex models that include multiple forecasting methods
- Model to model integration isn't real time
- Calendar/time settings are restricted to a single type
- Development language is easy to understand and easy to learn
- Master lists and hierarchies can be maintained by end users
- End users can drill down into calculation details from dashboards
- Has reduced a lot of time spent on manual excel work
- Reduces avoidable errors (overwriting data, deleting rows, conflicting inputs between users)
- Supports more collaboration across different parts of the organization
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Anaplan is great for allowing businesses that are currently operating at the limits of excel to expand beyond what excel can do. It helps automate a lot of simple data management problems such as having a central hierarchy and allows time-intensive and manual reporting (such as pivots) to be updated in real-time as planning is ongoing. Anaplan starts to be difficult to use when planning is done at a very granular level of time, anything more granular than [a] day, partially because it causes model size to be very big and calculation time to slow a bit.