Anaplan For Finance, Sales & Supply Chain Planning
September 20, 2022

Anaplan For Finance, Sales & Supply Chain Planning

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Anaplan

We are using Anaplan for Territory & Quota Planning , Workforce Planning , ICM and Sales Performance management use cases. Additionally platform is also used for Financial Planning and Analysis use cases.

Pros

  • Anaplan provides the flexibility to model any business use case.
  • Platform has a very intuitive UX which allows great end user adoption.
  • Configured model can very easily modified to accommodate changed business scenarios.

Cons

  • Anaplan modelling has size restrictions which sometimes makes it very difficult to create reports by intersecting multiple dimensionality.
  • Anaplan should provide better starter models for some of the most common use cases so that the implementation does not require creating everything from scratch.
  • Anaplan should provide some built in algorithms to make the platform more relevant for Supply Chain Planning use cases.
  • Embedded AI/ML capabilities
  • Flexibility to model business scenarios from scratch.
  • Real time calculation
  • Scenario Modelling capabilities
  • Anaplan enabled more than 2000 users to do territory & quota planning and was flexible enough to accommodate changing sales hierarchy without much background changes.
  • Overall the application reduced the whole Annual quota planning cycle by 1 month.
  • SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
Anaplan provides the capability to do enhanced scenario modelling almost realtime and has wide range of integration options available to integrate the application with a wide variety of third-party systems. Anaplan UX is very intuitive which drives greater end user adoption. Additionally Anaplan also provided embedded AI/ML capabilities which can be utilised for modelling a wide variety of use cases.

Do you think Anaplan delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Anaplan's feature set?

Yes

Did Anaplan live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Anaplan go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Anaplan again?

Yes

Anaplan has a very intuitive UX which allows significant end user adoption as the functionalities are very straightforward to use. The Platform provides the flexibility to model any business use case and all the functionalities can be implemented in a very agile manner. The Platform can be used to build applications related to FP&A , Sales Planning and Supply Chain planning use cases. On top of the business modelling capabilities , the tool also provides embedded AI/ML capabilities that can be leveraged for a wide variety of use cases. The Tool can be seamlessly integrated with other third party systems with a wide variety of integration options available.

Anaplan Feature Ratings

Long-term financial planning
9
Financial budgeting
9
Forecasting
9
Scenario modeling
10
Management reporting
9
Financial data consolidation
8
Journal entries and reports
8
Local and consolidated reporting
8
Detailed Audit Trails
8
Financial Statement Reporting
9
Management Reporting
9
Excel-based Reporting
9
Personalized dashboards
9
Color-coded scorecards
9
Cost and profitability analysis
9
Key Performance Indicator setting
9
Flat file integration
10
Excel data integration
10
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
10
Customizable dashboards
9
Publish to PDF
10
Report Versioning
10
Role-Based Security Model
10
Responsive Design for Web Access
8
Mobile Application
8
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
8

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