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We performed a comparison between IBM Planning Analytics and Oracle Hyperion 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.
To learn more, read our detailed IBM Planning Analytics vs. Oracle Hyperion Report (Updated: November 2022).
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Pros
"Planning Analytics' best features include automatic updates and slicing.""Navigating through the data to make analysis is really quick.""The ease of use is valuable. The fact that it's plugged into Excel spreadsheets is also valuable. It provides additional functionality where you can slice and dice the information in a way that you can't do with spreadsheets""The flexibility of IBM Planning Analytics is a great feature of this solution. The design flexibility with data rules and defining calculations The ability to combine online and offline calculations are a benefit. Additionally, the forecasting features and predictive analytics is very good.""A lot of the platform is in-memory, so Planning Analytics can run calculations quite fast. It also offers several user interfaces. And in the newest version of Planning Analytics, there is a new one called the Planning Analytics Workspace. Maybe it could be useful for the business side."

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"We can integrate with any system and pull data from SAP or SQL Server. We can also design our own role files to establish how we pull the file data and store it in our database.""The roll-up potential of the product is very good, meaning we have detailed information and we want it to be summarized, based on geography, based on different product lines, or based on different charts of accounts in the general ledger. It rolls up the information in a very concise way. This makes it easy to understand the overall performance, for it's forecasting aspects, or quarterly reporting, year to year, or month to month reporting.""This solution provides a more structured methodology for doing analysis than a tool like Excel. It creates a central database that keeps all information in one place.""Scalability is one of this solution's big plus points.""It's very easy to use and the functionality is quite complete.""This product is very scalable and provides high ROI.""Scalability isn't a problem for Hyperion.""The stability is fine and quite user friendly."

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Cons
"It would have been better if the solution was not just a tool kit.""It is a bit expensive, but it does the job.""It's highly competitive right now, and all the vendors are in a race to put out new versions with additional features. IBM comes out with new versions too often, and it has an impact on quality.""Planning Analytics could be improved by adding automation features.""The new frontend Planning Analytics Workspace is not very good, it could be improved. I like the Planning Analytics functionality but it would be helpful if it could be more customizable. You can create a prediction and receive information but you cannot do feature engineering regarding the predictive models. If this was added it would be helpful."

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"There can be an improvement in many regards with the dimensions, the metadata, the interfaces, as well as the integration.""The forecasting of values could be simplified in this solution.""Sometimes Oracle Hyperion is slow when there are a lot of users using it. However, we can have up to approximately 300 users using it.""The reporting feature in Oracle Hyperion isn't the best. It needs improvement.""The Oracle technical support in our area is terrible.""Hyperion has much room for improvement, especially disaster recovery. You don't have the option to choose the proper disaster recovery method. We have Hyperion and an SQL server on the backend. We have active solutions for the backend database server, which aren't working for our people. They've asked us to remove the high availability to increase application performance.""I found the initial setup to be complex.""Configuration is a little complex, it's not very easy. The solution is integrated with Essbase and there are not many users of the Essbase database. If they can provide different modules for each subject area, like supply chain, for inventory forecasting or for order management forecasting, it would make each subject area easier to manage."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The license of this solution is paid annually. Most of my customers choose a license that includes support."
  • "It is a bit expensive, but you get what you are paying for."
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  • "As Oracle's pricing is on the higher end, most businesses prefer to have their own private cloud."
  • "Compared with MSBA, it is quite reasonable."
  • "To get a full license, which gives you access to most of the different Hyperion programs, it costs $2000 to $2500 a month."
  • "We pay for licensing yearly."
  • "Oracle Hyperion is not an inexpensive solution."
  • "The licenses cost approximately $1,000."
  • "The solution is affordable."
  • "Oracle Hyperion's licensing structures are quite expensive for some companies, especially medium-sized companies because of the user-based license."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Planning Analytics' best features include automatic updates and slicing.
    Top Answer:It is a bit expensive, but you get what you are paying for.
    Top Answer:Planning Analytics could be improved by adding automation features.
    Top Answer:We have found there is excellent stability with Oracle Hyperion.
    Top Answer:One of the problems we have had with technical support when we are on a project, is we need technical support from senior-level technicians instead of being assigned, junior-level technicians. What I… more »
    Top Answer:I hear customers complain about the licensing structure. Oracle Hyperion's licensing structures are quite expensive for some companies, especially medium-sized companies because of the user-based… more »
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    Also Known As
    Cognos TM1, IBM Cognos TM1
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    Overview

    IBM Planning Analytics is an integrated planning solution that uses AI to automate planning, budgeting, and forecasting and drive more intelligent workflows.

    Built on TM1, IBM’s powerful calculation engine, this enterprise performance management tool allows you to transcend the limits of manual planning and become the Analytics Hero your business needs. Quickly and easily drive faster, more accurate plans for FP&A, sales, supply chain and beyond.

    Oracle Business Analytics Suite.
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    Sample Customers
    ManpowerGroup, Convergys, AIG, Orchard Brands, Citibank, InterGen, Northwestern University, EF Education First, Ironside, Bazan Group, CSOB Insurance, Macquarie Group, Charles Stanley, SATO, Government of Sint Maarten, BMW Financial Services
    ITNL, Aditya Birla Nuvo Ltd., Zaklady Farmaceutyczne Polpharma S.A., Daelim Industrial Co. Ltd., Barco N.V., SITA, McGregor Fashion Group B.V., PCCW Ltd.
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company15%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Government6%
    REVIEWERS
    Manufacturing Company17%
    Retailer17%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Computer Software Company10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company19%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business56%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise28%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise71%
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    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise63%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise70%
    Buyer's Guide
    IBM Planning Analytics vs. Oracle Hyperion
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Planning Analytics vs. Oracle Hyperion and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
    655,711 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    IBM Planning Analytics is ranked 4th in Business Performance Management with 5 reviews while Oracle Hyperion is ranked 2nd in Business Performance Management with 26 reviews. IBM Planning Analytics is rated 8.6, while Oracle Hyperion is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of IBM Planning Analytics writes "High-performing, helps clients save time in budget processes ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle Hyperion writes "The implementation has been simplified now that it's deployed in the cloud". IBM Planning Analytics is most compared with Microsoft BI, SAP Analytics Cloud, Jedox, IBM Cognos and Anaplan, whereas Oracle Hyperion is most compared with Tableau, Anaplan, IBM Cognos, Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud and Workiva Wdesk. See our IBM Planning Analytics vs. Oracle Hyperion report.

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