We performed a comparison between Anaplan and SAP ERP based on our users’ reviews in four categories. After reading all of the collected data, you can find our conclusion below.
Comparison Results: Based on the parameters we compared, Anaplan seems to be the superior solution. For the most part, our reviewers found SAP ERP to be difficult to deploy. Many also felt that it did not offer adequate customer support. Its functionality was another area in which it was lacking. Anaplan performed better overall in these three categories. Reviewers felt that in terms of pricing, both solutions were expensive.
"It's real-time connected planning, so the calculations are pretty much seamless as far as your model is connected."
"I believe Anaplan is a new cloud tool, and from time to time, there's a lot of improvement that the Anaplan company deploys with the system. So, with that improvement, we need to really adapt and know the new system trends."
"Technical support has been good."
"Anaplan is a three-dimensional cloud platform that is good for analyzing data, visualization, integration, terrific for visibility."
"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."
"This product has a very good modeling feature, and its graphical representation of visualizations has also been valuable."
"Anaplan provides 130 GB of cloud storage for organizations to use as part of their license."
"The features that I have found most valuable are that it is web-based and easy to use."
"The solution is very mature."
"It is a comprehensive and robust solution. It can provide lots of functional features."
"ERP is stable. The outcome is clear to us as far as the design goes."
"The solution has a lot of good integrated modules."
"The most valuable features of SAP ERP are the general operations. It has a good way to manage a business and do financial reporting. Overall we are happy with the robustness of the solution."
"ERP can help manage all enterprise resources. It brings them together and provides some analytical data to inform management decisions."
"It is an integrated application, and it has been working really well. Earlier, there were different companies for different applications for manufacturing, finance controlling, logistics, and quality. It probably was the first fully integrated application. Whenever somebody is entering any data, for example, invoice data or ordering data, everyone with a right to see this data can see it in the system."
"SAP is a very process controlled application. It does not allow users to manage the data. Once the initial process is set, it works smoothly."
"The visualization tools in the product are limited in comparison to other reporting tools."
"It would be nice if the solution offered better extensions."
"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."
"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."
"Anaplan's workflow component is probably the biggest area for improvement. I'd also like to see Anaplan add an ad hoc reporting tool that allows users to query things. It's going to factor into how you design your data set and your models, but I'd like the ability to create ad hoc queries against the data that's in there."
"There are so many business rules to set up in the system that as a business user it's hard to gauge what they're doing and it's possible to get lost."
"It is not flexible for the users. SAP works in a specific way, and the users and the processes have to adapt to the way it works. It is hard to customize it to the level that we need for our work. It is not easy to get new extensions for process functions, modules, or activities."
"It would also help if it were more open, more flexible, with more standard products."
"SAP ERP is scalable. We have some five to ten thousand SAP ERP users."
"The user interface isn't as nice as SAP HANA's."
"It's very difficult to find people who are well versed in it."
"SAP ERP could improve by having better integration with other platforms."
"It is a little difficult to use."
"In previous generations, SAP was stable and the roadmap was very predictable, but currently it's very difficult."
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.
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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
Anaplan is ranked 1st in Business Performance Management with 16 reviews while SAP ERP is ranked 1st in ERP with 46 reviews. Anaplan is rated 8.2, while SAP ERP is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Anaplan writes "Great for large-scale modelling, easy to learn, and very stable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SAP ERP writes "This is the best solution of this kind but has weakness in budget planning for certain user groups". Anaplan is most compared with Oracle Hyperion, Board, NetSuite ERP, SAP S/4HANA Cloud and SAP S4HANA, whereas SAP ERP is most compared with SAP Business One, Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Infor M3, Oracle E-Business Suite and Microsoft Dynamics AX.
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