Anaplan software


9 reviews(4.0/5)
9 reviews(4.0/5)

Anaplan is a cloud-based business-planning tool designed for sales, finance, and operations units of an organization. The solution is based on hyperblock technology, the system that provides a single modeling environment for the organization with the ability to work on large models at a high speed.

Anaplan has a built-in application platform that allows an organization to quickly build or modify their planning applications. Its App Hub has pre-built applications for sales, operations, finance, and human resources along with a custom app module to modify these apps per organizational needs. The solution reduces end-to-end supply chain costs by aligning supply chain to market opportunities.

Anaplan’s platform creates a collaboration hub for cross-functional planning to enable distributed, on the ground expertise for corporate planning, delivering both top-down and bottom-up alignments. The feature includes multi-dimensional planning based on hierarchies, relationship, time, real-time modeling and calculation, central data repository and application cataloging.

Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7 , Windows Vista , Windows XP , Mac OS , Linux , HP-UX , AIX , Solaris , Unix , IBM OS/400 , Web browser (OS agnostic) , Windows 2000 , Windows 8

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  • grant from Online Investment Management Service Company

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    March 2018

    Surprisingly powerful, and if data scheme designed carefully very easy to use

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    Pros

    Once built - incredibly quick to model business scenarios. Allows shared access to central data -avoiding version conflicts and different business numbers being circulated

    Cons

    Might be argued that it is relatively costly for what might effectively be seen as a spreadsheet - though it is much more

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • ken from salesforce

    Specialty: Software / IT

    Number of employees: 10,000+ employees

    March 2018

    Easy to use Planning tool

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    Pros

    Cloud focused, Helps us connect data and plan across different teams. Allows us to custom tools. Information and changes are available instantly.

    Cons

    Not in love with the reporting tools. Hard to format different areas of the tool. It needs to copy some of the useful excel functions.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
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  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees

    February 2018

    Anaplan is a huge time saver

    Ease-of-use
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    Pros

    Before Anaplan, we were on excel documents that required many versions and iterations. We started with financial planning as a model and have since expanded into other solutions for issues that have arisen. The goal is to continue to plug new models into this tool, like many power users I've seen at Anaplan conferences, in order to get all of our data on one platform.

    Cons

    Initial set up requires a lot of learning and time. Their training session is several days and still requires additional follow up work and communication with their implementation team. Graphs and data visualization is also far lacking compared with Tableau or even Excel.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Neeraj from Wipro

    December 2017

    Great planning tool

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    Pros

    SaaS based model for hosting and pricing perspective great use cases for finance and supply chain planning

    Cons

    Some of the Enterprise features are limited but mostly required features are there.Web based so some user who are used to desktop based reporting may find it difficult to use initially.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Alex from LegalZoom

    October 2016

    New to Anaplan

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    Training and support were great as we got started using this new system. We are still trying to figure out all the capabilities for Anaplan and how it interacts with our other systems including Salesforce, Xactly, and EDWBI. Overall though this is a great way to organize and track our forecasting, actuals, and goal metrics in order to measure success at an aggregate level.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Sarah from HelloWorld, Inc.

    October 2016

    Impressed with Anaplan

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    Value for Money

    I've been very impressed with the functionality and capabilities that Anaplan offers. It also seems to be very versatile.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Sudar from own

    October 2016

    Flexible tool

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    Value for Money

    Easy to use, learn and adapt. Fast applications and helps automate analytical decision making in supply chain with great partners with excellent industry knowledge.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Dar from OpenText

    Number of employees: 5,001-10,000 employees

    October 2016

    Easy to use if you build the model right

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    the software is billed as "as easy to use as a spreadsheet", but it does require a good implementer to get you to where you need to be. So my recommendation is to focus on the partner who can configure / build the tool to fit yoiur needs

    Pros

    UI is like a spreadsheet for sure

    Cons

    requires a very knowledgeable anaplan partner to set up hte model on which the "spreadsheet" will run. without that you will be one frustruated user

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Joe from ResearchNow

    Specialty: Other services

    October 2015

    Anaplan is a game changer, but not without flaws

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    Pros

    Product - it's adaptability...you can build almost anything you want with the platform. Simple replacements of existing excel models take only hours to replicate.
    Vendor - the constant upgrades to the system. 3-5 upgrades every year, and I have had a few of my personal requests added to the road map and eventually included in an upgrade, so they definitely listen to their customers on what to work on next.

    Cons

    Product - Metadata management. Within a single model it is great, but when you share the same metadata across models, it is really cumbersome to build the models to talk to each other constantly.
    Vendor - the pricing model is bad, they get you in the door with a small workspace that quickly runs out due to not accurately estimating the size you would need, and then charge thousands of dollars per GB of extra space to fit what you wanted to do in the first place.

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