Anaplan Features

Anaplan

Planning & performance management platform

4.47/5 (15 reviews)

Anaplan Feature Summary

  • Cloud based
  • In-memory processing
  • Apps catalog
  • Data integration
  • Multi-dimensional planning
  • Model versions
  • Dynamic scenario building
  • Collaborative workflow
  • Central data repository
  • Mobile
  • Dashboards and reports
  • Intuitive modeling interface

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"What If" Scenarios
API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Audit Trail
Budgeting
Collaboration Tools
Data Connectors
Data Import
Data Import/Export
Data Synchronization
Database Integration
Dependency Tracking
Financial Analysis
Forecasting
Performance Management
Planning Tools
Reporting & Statistics
Sales Forecasting
Scenario Planning
Strategic Planning
Supply Chain Planning
Version Control
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"What If" Scenarios
API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Audit Trail
Budgeting
Collaboration Tools
Data Connectors
Data Import
Data Import/Export
Data Synchronization
Database Integration
Dependency Tracking
Financial Analysis
Forecasting
Performance Management
Planning Tools
Reporting & Statistics
Sales Forecasting
Scenario Planning
Strategic Planning
Supply Chain Planning
Version Control
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"What If" Scenarios
API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Audit Trail
Budgeting
Collaboration Tools
Data Connectors
Data Import
Data Import/Export
Data Synchronization
Database Integration
Dependency Tracking
Financial Analysis
Forecasting
Performance Management
Planning Tools
Reporting & Statistics
Sales Forecasting
Scenario Planning
Strategic Planning
Supply Chain Planning
Version Control
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Anaplan Feature Reviews

11 reviewers had the following to say about Anaplan's features:

Anonymous
(Hospitality company, 501-1000 employees)

Anaplan for TMC

2019-07-30

Our clients have shifted share due to our reporting being above our competitors.

Pros

Anaplan lays the data out in a visually pleasing way and allows for graphs that can easily be exported for the client.

Cons

I have been overall very pleased with the product. From the administrator perspective it would be nice if the uploads worked a bit faster.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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ken yan

Easy to use Planning tool

2018-03-09

Pros

Cloud focused, Helps us connect data and plan across different teams.

Cons

Not in love with the reporting tools.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Software Advice
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Alexis Fritchy

Great product!

2019-02-05

Pros

This software is great for companies looking for what-if scenario planning, forecasting and budgeting, workforce planning and tracking competitor data. It really has the all in one functionality for companies looking for a clean overview of their business.

Cons

Dashboards sometimes are not as user-friendly as they should be.

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Real Estate company, 501-1000 employees)

Anaplan is a huge time saver

2018-02-12

Pros

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

Graphs and data visualization is also far lacking compared with Tableau or even Excel.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Neeraj Verma

Great planning tool

2017-12-13

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.

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Dar Dsa

Easy to use if you build the model right

2016-10-04

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.

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

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Source: Capterra
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Joe Bradbury

Anaplan is a game changer, but not without flaws

2015-10-14

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.

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Time used: 2+ years

Likelihood to recommend

7/10

Recommendations to others considering Anaplan

Don't just let them demo, really get into the details of how it works. Each of their "demos" are setup in "perfect world" examples and really showcase the abilities of the product, but in almost every case there have been reasons we can't build something similar due to the way the demo was setup. Also make sure you are getting enough storage to do what you need to do, don't let them estimate size but have them show you a module with the appropriate dimensions built out and how big that module is.

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grant warnock

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

2018-03-19

Pros

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

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Management Consulting company, 51-200 employees)

Transform Your Business

2019-02-01

I have nothing but good things to say about this software!

Pros

This tool can do (almost) anything when it comes to analyzing large data sets and providing fully transparency and connectedness in your business.

Cons

Some small functionality issues when you're in the tool, but so minor you hardly notice.

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Alex Leinweber

New to Anaplan

2016-10-25

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.

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Source: Capterra
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Sudar Kandaswamy

Flexible tool

2016-10-06

Easy to use, learn and adapt.

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Source: Capterra
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