Anaplan Pros and Cons

Anaplan Pros

Founder and CEO at FP&A Strategy Consulting
Where we're seeing the opportunity in the market is at the Fortune 100 companies that have far more complex modeling type scenarios where you need to be able to have a lot of people collaborating together, and you need a lot of information all at everyone's fingertips. This is where you see the big advantage of a solution like Anaplan.
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SA
Lead Analyst at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
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.
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MM
Solution Architect and Model Builder at Changement pvt ltd
The solution scales well.
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VM
Senior Anaplan Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
You don't need to have a programming language to use Anaplan.
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KC
Consultant
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.
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MS
Data Engineering Sr Analyst
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.
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Anaplan Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Anaplan provides 130 GB of cloud storage for organizations to use as part of their license.
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KN
Anaplan model builder at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Anaplan is a three-dimensional cloud platform that is good for analyzing data, visualization, integration, terrific for visibility.
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Anaplan Cons

Founder and CEO at FP&A Strategy Consulting
Anaplan is a relatively expensive piece of software.
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SA
Lead Analyst at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
The cloud engine slows down when working with a large dataset. It still lacks a powerful engine.
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MM
Solution Architect and Model Builder at Changement pvt ltd
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.
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VM
Senior Anaplan Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
It would be nice if the solution offered better extensions.
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KC
Consultant
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.
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MS
Data Engineering Sr Analyst
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.
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Anaplan Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The solution can improve by providing an easier form of integration to different platforms, such as receiving data from different Salesforce. There is a process to do it through the use of some APIs but it could be made much easier. This would be a large help to us.
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KN
Anaplan model builder at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The solution could improve by better dashboards and while entering the form loss and project implementation the ability to use graphical shapes more effectively.
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Learn what your peers think about Anaplan. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: September 2021.
536,548 professionals have used our research since 2012.