Workday Adaptive Planning - Top 4 Alternatives (Mar 2022)

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ITQlick Score: 94/100
ITQlick Rating: (4.5/5)
Pricing: 8/10 - high cost
Category: Budgeting & CPM -> Workday Adaptive Planning -> Workday Adaptive Planning competitors
Ranking:Ranked 1 out of 50 Budgeting & CPM systems
Company: Adaptive Planning
Pricing: starts at $15,000 per license
Typical customers: Small, medium and large size businesses
Platforms: Mobile, Cloud
Links: Workday Adaptive Planning review, Workday Adaptive Planning alternatives
Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / updated: Mar 09, 2022

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Workday Adaptive Planning compete with other budgeting & CPM systems like Planful, Anaplan, and Board. We will compare these budgeting & CPM systems in some specific aspects below.
  • Functionality: Workday Adaptive Planning offers features like Workforce Management, Revenue Management, Expense Management, Capital Management, Profitability Analysis, Balance Sheet & Cash Flow, and Financial Close. Compared to its alternatives, Planful offers features like Plan, Budget & forecast, available in Workday Adaptive Planning and Anaplan. Planful also offers Close and Consolidate, which are available in Workday Adaptive Planning. Planful offers Annual Operating Plan (lacking in Workday Adaptive Planning and available in Anaplan), Financial Reporting (lacking in Workday Adaptive Planning), Workforce Planning (available in Workday Adaptive Planning), Cash Flow Forecasting, Scenario Analysis, Rolling Forecasts, and Financial Close Management (available in Workday Adaptive Planning). Anaplan offers features like supply & demand planning, sales insight, incentives, and planning lacking in Anaplan and Workday Adaptive Planning.
  • Customers/Industries: Workday Adaptive Planning target Higher education, Hospitality, Retail, Professional Services, Nonprofits, Manufacturing, Financial services, etc. Customers using Workday Adaptive Planning are Airbnb, Airbus, The University of Arizona, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhoda Island, etc. Anaplan targets Banking and Capital Markets, Consumer products, insurance, Life sciences & Healthcare, Retail, Technology, Telecomm, etc. Customers using Anaplan are DocuSign, TATA Steel, Zillow, Sonos, Carter, Unum, etc. Board targets Retail, Professional Services, Automotive, and CPG. Customers using Board are Coca-cola, KPMG, Puma, United States navy, Mitsubishi Electric, etc.
  • Cost: The license cost information for Workday Adaptive Planning and its close alternatives mentioned in this review are unavailable on their official website. However, according to ITQlick expert cost research, Workday Adaptive Planning is cost-rated at 4/5, which means it is a high-cost budgeting & CPM software. The rating system considers this software rated 1-2 as low-cost and 4-5 as high cost.
  • Popularity: Workday Adaptive Planning, founded in 2003, is a publicly-traded company with over 5,200 organizations strategically using its planning solutions. Board, founded in 1994, is privately held with over 3,000 customers.
  • Scalability: Workday Adaptive Planning offers planning solutions for businesses of all sizes. Workday Adaptive Planning, Board, and Planful, can also scale businesses from small and midsized to an enterprise.
  • Support: Workday Adaptive Planning and alternatives share similar support channel offers like Email/Help Desk and FAQs/Forum. Workday Adaptive Planning, Board, and Planful offer a knowledge base and phone support lacking in Anaplan. Workday Adaptive Planning, Board, and Anaplan, offer Chat which is lacking Planful. Board and Anaplan offer 24/7 live rep, which is lacking in Workday Adaptive Planning and Planful.

Workday Adaptive Planning alternatives - for low budget, SMBs and global businesses

Here are the top 4 alternatives to Workday Adaptive Planning that are worth checking out: Budgyt for SMBs, Neubrain for large size business, PlanGuru for growing companies, and XLReporting for startups and SMBs.

ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score ITQlick Score is a 1 to 100 score, based on pricing, and functionality Vs. alternative solutions
Pricing pricing Score is a 1 to 10 score, based on the TCO (cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
Functionality
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Compare
Workday ...
ITQlick rating
4.5/5
Score
94/100
Pricing
8/10
License pricing
$15,000 per license
Functionality
28
Best for SMBs
Budgyt
ITQlick rating
4.9/5
Score
89/100
Pricing
3/10
License pricing
$399 per month
Functionality
3
Review
Best for Enterprise
neubrain...
ITQlick rating
3.8/5
Score
92/100
Pricing
4/10
License pricing
$10,000 per license
Functionality
17
Growing
PlanGuru
ITQlick rating
4.2/5
Score
87/100
Pricing
2.8/10
License pricing
$99 per month
Functionality
22
Free version
XLReporting
ITQlick rating
2.8/5
Score
80/100
Pricing
2.8/10
License pricing
$599 per month
Functionality
9

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Shlomi holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information System Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel. Shlomi brings 15 years of global IT and IS management experience as a consultant, and implementation expert for small, medium and large size (global) companies.