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Pros
"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.""Navigating through the data to make analysis is really quick.""All the different platforms are well integrated.""The most valuable feature is that it is able to slice and dice the data."

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"I like the connectivity the solution provides with other products.""It's many features make it the best in the market.""I like the predictive features of SAP. It's easy to use tools for an end-user.""It integrates with third-party applications such as Google Drive and Excel,""The most valuable features are the analytical application and the user story.""The ability to collaborate and plan together is great.""It's so user-friendly.""It offers good backup capabilities."

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Cons
"Extracting data is a little slow.""It would have been better if the solution was not just a tool kit.""It's wonky, and not super user-friendly with Excel.""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."

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"They need a better scalability rate.""I would also like to have more advanced features for predictive analytics.""Connection and integration with other applications have a lot of restrictions at the moment.""Pricing is fine for the BI license, but when it comes to client license, that fee is a bit high.""It should have the flexibility for scoping the story and models. When you use it in a three-layer architecture, you struggle with the fact that you usually have just one SAP Analytics Cloud tenant, and you have to switch the connections, which might be an issue for bigger developments. For the development role, there should be an option to switch between development and production scenarios.""Technical support could be more helpful and responsive.""The customizations need to be better.""Custom visuals is another area of improvement. There are also some mobile features that are missing. There are features that aren't available on the mobile."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Our licensing cost is approximately $50,000.00 per year."
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  • "It is not the most expensive one. You have to do the cost-of-ownership analysis and take a lot of things into consideration to come up with the conclusion that it is cheaper or not, but its price is reasonable. It provides value for money."
  • "It's quite expensive and costs a lot to maintain, especially with licensing."
  • "It's not that costly as such for the time being."
  • "Its licensing is on a monthly basis."
  • "Compute and storage features should be sold separately."
  • "Its pricing is okay as compared to its competitors."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: 
    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… more »
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    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.
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    It varies from client to client, but IBM Planning Analytics is used for budgeting processes in every case. In addition, some clients use it for reporting as a data source.
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    Tableau is easy to set up and maintain. In about a day it is possible for the entire platform to be deployed for use. This relatively short amount of time can make all the difference for companies… more »
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    Its user-friendliness is valuable. It is a product for end-users and not for IT, which is an advantage.
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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.

    The SAP® Analytics Cloud solution offers all analytics capabilities for all users in one product. In the boardroom, at the office, or in front of a customer, you can discover, analyze, plan, predict, and collab­orate in one integrated experience designed expressly for the cloud. Access all data and embed analytics directly into business processes to turn instant insight into quick action. Because we built it on the high­performance SAP Cloud Platform, you can trust the solution to work quickly and reliably.

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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
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    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Government6%
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    Computer Software Company38%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Logistics Company8%
    Educational Organization8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company35%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Government5%
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    Small Business50%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise29%
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    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise53%
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    IBM Planning Analytics is ranked 5th in Business Performance Management with 4 reviews while SAP Analytics Cloud is ranked 4th in Business Intelligence (BI) Tools with 17 reviews. IBM Planning Analytics is rated 6.8, while SAP Analytics Cloud is rated 8.2. 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 SAP Analytics Cloud writes "Enables us to allocate, spread, and distribute actual figures". IBM Planning Analytics is most compared with Microsoft BI, Jedox, Tableau, Oracle Essbase and Oracle Hyperion, whereas SAP Analytics Cloud is most compared with Tableau, SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform, Microsoft BI, Oracle Analytics Cloud and SAP Analytics Hub.

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