About Anaplan

Anaplan’s disruptive platform creates a hub for collaborative planning and execution from corporate level plans all the way to the store or account level. Anaplan delivers a high rate of user adoption and engagement by combining self-service power with true usability. Anyone, anywhere, anytime can engage on models and plans from any device. Anaplan’s unified platform enables cross-functional planning and brings distributed, on-the-ground expertise to corporate plans—delivering top-down, bottoms-up alignment.
In addition, Anaplan supports a growing collection of plug-n-play apps for common use cases. This app catalog of pre-built models dramatically speeds up time to value for business users by eliminating hours of model building.

Key benefits of Anaplan

Unlike traditional planning tools or spreadsheets that stall with overhead data as they scale, Anaplan delivers optimal performance no matter the data volume and model complexity. Instead of tracking relationships at a cell formula and dependency level, our HyperBlock™ Architecture tracks dependencies at the line item. As the platform records your updates, it has the intelligence to update only those cells that have changed. So, as your data volumes scale, complexity doesn’t.

Devices

Business size

S M L

Markets

Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, United States

Supported Languages

English, French, German, Japanese, Russian

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Features

Total features of Anaplan: 50

  • "What If" Scenarios
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Ad hoc Analysis
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Audit Trail
  • Bonus Management
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • Channel Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commission Management
  • Compensation Plan Modeling
  • Compensation Statements
  • Consolidation/Roll-Up
  • Dashboard
  • Data Connectors
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Synchronization
  • Database Support
  • Dependency Tracking
  • Field Sales Management
  • Financial Analysis
  • Forecasting
  • Goal Setting / Tracking
  • Idea Management
  • Incentive Management
  • Inventory Management
  • KPI Monitoring
  • Key Performance Indicators
  • Modeling & Simulation
  • Opportunity Management
  • Payroll Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Planning Tools
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Project Accounting
  • Qualitative Analysis
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Roadmapping
  • Salary Planning
  • Sales Forecasting
  • Scenario Planning
  • Scorecards
  • Strategic Planning
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Territory Management
  • Version Control

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Reviews

Overall rating

4,4 /5
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Value for Money
4,2/5
Features
4,3/5
Ease of Use
3,9/5
Customer Support
3,8/5

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Kunal P.
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  • Industry: Consumer Goods
  • Company size: 10 000+ Employees
  • Used Monthly for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Demand Planning Tool

Reviewed on 2020/04/05

Pros

This product is great for demand planning. My company uses it across all of our categories.

Cons

None at the moment fairly new user to this program

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Real Estate
  • Company size: 501-1 000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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Anaplan is a huge time saver

Reviewed on 2018/02/12

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.

Joe B.
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  • Industry: Management Consulting
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Anaplan is a game changer, but not without flaws

Reviewed on 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.
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.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Management Consulting
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Transform Your Business

Reviewed on 2019/02/01

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

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

Pros

Cloud connected forecasting software that takes businesses to the next level by replacing their old Excel files and manual updating processes, and provides them with a window into the future. 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.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Hospitality
  • Company size: 501-1 000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Anaplan for TMC

Reviewed on 2019/07/30

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

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

Pros

I support a TMC team within the hospitality space. We use Anaplan for our performance metrics and to manage our programs. 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.

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Anaplan offers the following pricing plans:

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Anaplan has the following typical customers:

2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1 000, 1 001+

Anaplan supports the following languages:

English, French, German, Japanese, Russian

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Anaplan offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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