Adaptive Insights vs Anaplan comparison

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We performed a comparison between Adaptive Insights and Anaplan based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Business Performance Management solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
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"Changes to corporate structure, account codes are updated in all versions including prior years, hence "one-version of truth" as claimed.""It helps develop a more unified work format throughout the company.""The integration with our payroll system to complete staff modeling during our budget and forecast processes.""Automated reporting.""Forecasting changes that instantly flow through all financial statements.""We utilize planning on a daily basis, therefore we find it to be the most valuable product for our organization.""The most valuable feature of the solution is its dashboard.""The biggest feature is the source of truth for all of our budget and forecast versions."

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"The solution works very well for budgeting.""You don't need to have a programming language to use Anaplan.""The most valuable feature of Anaplan is machine learning. The solution is constantly evolving from feedback. Additionally, there is a wide range of training material online.""It's highly flexible. If you've got a complex environment with complex calculations, you can build that out. So that's a really good positive.""The solution scales well.""Anaplan integrates well into my clients' core systems. The ability to aggregate the forms within the dashboarding is also useful. Only one of my clients has implemented workflow. Their usage has been very light. Dashboarding capability is probably the biggest one. My clients like having the ability to aggregate, slice and dice, and dynamically adjust things in the dashboards.""The best thing is that it's very intuitive and user-friendly. You don't need coding skills to manipulate the platform.""It's simple to use with a lot of functions."

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"It's a Workday product; they could do a little bit better to integrate a pure-play integration with Workday, which really doesn't do that.""Being able to drill down when using OfficeConnect needs work.""Users continue to become more advanced and are looking for more advanced solutions.""Adaptive Insights could improve the data designer interface to make integrations easier to set up.""Better user interface (UI).""The upload feature exists, but isn't terribly useful.""We tried Discovery and OfficeConnect at one point and found them too cumbersome, at the time.""Adaptive Insights has a limit of 1,00,000 rows for HTML reports. It should be improved because we will have multiple dimensions that need to be populated to enhance the image."

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"The negative is that the higher the flexibility, the higher is the complexity. That can act against you as a negative because it does require a model builder or a coder/developer.""Anaplan could be improved with a stronger consolidation module.""There are workspace issues, like the limitation on model sizes.""The dashboard could be better. Because within a dashboard or report, you have to do a lot of scrolling. You need to scroll down because the table doesn't fit in a single view. That's why even the users aren't happy with that kind of user experience. They need to scroll to see all the data, and it could be better if it fits in just one page. That way, you can see everything. In the next release, I want automation that's connected to Anaplan. For example, to load master data from SAP to Anaplan. I don't know if this already exists, but a log where you can see the progress and see if there's an error will also help. It would be better to give you the error message, for example, if there is an error within the automated process importing to Anaplan.""The cloud engine slows down when working with a large dataset. It still lacks a powerful engine.""Anaplan should come up with flexible options to connect to a data warehouse rather than an Anaplan hub.""It would be nice if the solution offered better extensions.""Space and integration are a problem."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Everything is negotiable, but this solution is low cost compared to others."
  • "Licensing seems to be worth the cost considering the efficiency Adaptive brings."
  • "Prior to purchasing licenses, make sure you understand which users will only need planning and which users will need both planning and OfficeConnect."
  • "Ensure that you have the proper pricing plan in place."
  • "Adaptive Insights' pricing is reasonable."
  • "Pricing is in line with other cloud-based EPM tools. It is a subscription-based model based upon the number of users and site type if it's an admin or end-user type thing."
  • "Adaptive Insights' pricing is relative to its peer competitors. It's certainly competitive compared to a spreadsheet template that you build in Excel. It can be expensive if you need to have 100-500 budget holders giving input and building financial plans. However, in that case, it becomes an extremely good bargain. Compared to its competitors, it offers an excellent value."
  • "It's affordable."
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  • "We are currently using a free workspace license for 90 days. We are satisfied with the price of the solution. There are additional costs if you want more storage, the default limit is 250 GB."
  • "The entry-level is anywhere from about $30,000 to $50,000 a year, however, it does go up significantly after that depending on the complexity and how much space you're using."
  • "This is a yearly subscription. So a customer initially buys a workspace and specifies how much GB they want. The minimum starts at around 30 GB. You can buy multiple workspaces."
  • "The license is a yearly subscription. There are three licensing tiers: the model builder, planner, and the reporting."
  • "This is an expensive product and if the price were reduced then it would attract more customers."
  • "The cost of Anaplan is a challenge for clients, especially if they don't have an ongoing long-term use case for it. It's a $50,000 licensing fee just to get started. Clients need a strong business case to switch from Excel to Anaplan. But if clients have used something similar in the past, such as Hyperion or other solutions, that's not a factor because they know what to expect."
  • "Anaplan is a bit pricier compared to its competitors - the license costs about $4,000 per user annually."
  • "A value-for-money product and a very reasonable price compared to competitors like SAP or IBM."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Here are some of the pros and cons of OneStream XF and Adaptive Insights for FP&A in the professional services industry OneStream XF Pros: Unified platform for FP&A, budgeting, forecasting,… more »
    Top Answer: It's very simple to create a new version and do some more modeling based on your need for planning things like headcount, other expenses, and revenue, everything is configurable within Workday.
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    Workday Adaptive Planning, Adaptive Discovery , Workday Adaptive Planning
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    Adaptive Insights is a cloud-based financial planning and analysis software that helps businesses streamline their budgeting, forecasting, and reporting processes. 

    With its intuitive interface and powerful analytics, it enables organizations to make data-driven decisions and drive business performance.

    Anaplan is a cloud-based planning and performance management platform with documented use cases in finance, sales, supply chain, marketing, IT and HR. At the core of Anaplan's technology is a single hub where business users can build, deploy, maintain, and share models without coding or reliance on IT personnel.

    With Anaplan You Can:

    • Accelerate revenue growth
    • Convert data into market opportunity
    • Drive higher sales performance
    • Gain market share
    • Improve customer satisfaction
    • See edge-to-edge across your company
    • Achieve business and technology goals
    • Become agile and resilient with continuous models and forecasts

    The Anaplan Platform Is:

    • Flexible
    • Scalable
    • Collaborative
    • Secure
    • Multi-dimensional
    • Built to help businesses think ahead and rapidly adapt to change

    Anaplan Benefits:

    • Illuminate blind spots and hidden opportunities.
    • Easily create a shareable, living representation of how your business actually works.
    • Dynamic planning allows you to continuously adapt to market changes and other changing circumstances effectively.
    • Information is always readily available and can be easily shared with all teams across your enterprise.
    • Anaplan provides intelligent decision-making. The platform gives you all the information you need to make business decisions and also gives you the ability to run several “what if” scenarios to determine which decision is best based on a large range of variables - at record speed, instead of it taking days or weeks to complete.
    • By using Anaplan, you can adapt to changes very quickly. You can consider all of the possible options before responding in real time.
    • Anaplan can be used remotely from wherever you are.
    • Anaplan will help your organization stay focused and on target. You can stay in control with the ability to run scenario calculations quickly and use the information to make adjustments as needed.
    • Anaplan provides accurate, real-time data so you don’t have to worry about the risk of bad data. In turn, this boosts shareholder confidence because Anaplan’s platform mitigates the risks associated with incorrect data.
    • Anaplan’s Connected Planning helps you meet regulatory requirements. All the relevant business data is held in one place, therefore making adjustments easier to implement quickly. With Connected Planning, results also have a full audit trail.

    Anaplan Features:

    • Hyperscale computing: Anaplan eliminates the “messy middle” caused by out-of-date, siloed signals.
    • Integrated and dynamic signal set: This feature incorporates internal and external factors, relationships, and market context across functions which can all be seamlessly integrated.
    • Responsive unified system: Anaplan’s high-fidelity, responsive, and unified system for execution and accountability is reliable, accurate, and traceable.
    • Real-time insights: Detect signals hidden in your systems and gain insight into every asset, resource, risk, and change to help provide decision clarity.
    • Unlimited multi-dimensional scenarios: Anaplan helps your organization run unlimited multi-dimensional scenarios to identify ideal plans of action.
    • Synchronization: Using Anaplan, you can synchronize execution and readiness. Anaplan enables autonomous and coordinated in-market action by connecting headquarters to your most remote outposts.

    Reviews from Real Users:

    "Anaplan's in-memory calculation engine is super-fast compared to the old tools we previously used. You enter the data and everything shows up in one go.” - Sandeep A., Lead Analyst at a retailer

    "This product has a very good modeling feature, and its graphical representation of visualizations has also been valuable.” - Raghavendra K., Lead Consultant at a tech services company

    "Anaplan is a three-dimensional cloud platform that is good for analyzing data, visualization, integration, terrific for visibility.” - Anaplan model builder at a tech services company

    Sample Customers
    1. Cisco Systems 2. Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated 3. Deloitte 4. DocuSign 5. Dropbox 6. Electronic Arts 7. Fender Musical Instruments Corporation 8. Fitbit 9. Fossil Group 10. Groupon 11. Hilton Worldwide 12. HP Inc. 13. Intuit 14. Johnson & Johnson 15. LinkedIn 16. Lyft 17. McAfee 18. Medtronic 19. Netflix 20. Oracle 21. Pandora 22. PayPal 23. Pinterest 24. Red Hat 25. Salesforce 26. ServiceNow 27. Slack Technologies 28. Spotify 29. Symantec 30. Tableau Software 31. Twitter 32. Workday
    HP, ForeScout, DocuSign, EAT, Pandora, Aviva, Intel Security, Zalora
    Top Industries
    Non Profit22%
    Mining And Metals Company11%
    Non Tech Company11%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Insurance Company6%
    Legal Firm6%
    Educational Organization25%
    Computer Software Company11%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Company Size
    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise29%
    Large Enterprise48%
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise58%
    Small Business43%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise43%
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise31%
    Large Enterprise51%
    Buyer's Guide
    Adaptive Insights vs. Anaplan
    May 2024
    Find out what your peers are saying about Adaptive Insights vs. Anaplan and other solutions. Updated: May 2024.
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    Adaptive Insights is ranked 10th in Business Performance Management with 18 reviews while Anaplan is ranked 1st in Business Performance Management with 24 reviews. Adaptive Insights is rated 8.4, while Anaplan is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Adaptive Insights writes "Facilitates leveraging the query reporting engine and modeling engine into Excel spreadsheets but there is room for improvement in terms of performance ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Anaplan writes "Great for large-scale modelling, easy to learn, and very stable". Adaptive Insights is most compared with Microsoft Power BI, Tableau, SAP Business Planning and Consolidation, Planful and Oracle HFM, whereas Anaplan is most compared with SAP ERP, SAP S/4HANA, Oracle Hyperion, SAP Analytics Cloud and IBM Planning Analytics. See our Adaptive Insights vs. Anaplan report.

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