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Infor PM10 v Hyperion/Essbase v Anaplan

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We use Microsoft Dynamics GP as an ERP, Infor PM10 for CPM and Siebel for CRM We recently had a recommendation for either Oracle or Microsoft Dynamics AX for ERP and Hyperion/Essbase for CPM. While it makes some sense to go with Oracle products because of our legacy Siebel system, I have a feeling there are a lot of other viable options. I am not sure we will gain much from ease of use by switching from Infor PM10 to Hyperion/Essbase. I recently saw a demonstration of Anaplan which seems better suited to integrated planning, which we have been trying to achieve for quite a while. It looked from the demonstration to be easier to set up collaborative planning than we have found with Infor. Any comments would be welcome.

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Len Green
Title: Performance Improvement Consultant and E..
Company: Haygarth Consulting LLC
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(Performance Improvement Consultant and ERP Strategist, Haygarth Consulting LLC) |

Hi Simon
It's not clear from your note whether you and your colleagues have documented your key functional and technological requirements for your business and what size your business is, if you operate globally, etc.

That said, your question is similar to a thread here at: https://www.proformative.com/questions/financial-reporting-planning-software#comment-15095

The CPM market includes a number of players, including Infor PM10, Hyperion, Anaplan and I would add Adaptive Insights, Host Analytics for starters. Others may suggest more.

Regarding your comment on an Oracle ERP v Dynamics AX, I would suggest that you consider functionality and ease of use first, and technology second. From an IT perspective, costs may be higher if you need IT skills to handle both Oracle's DBMS and Microsoft's MS SQL server. But which ERP provides demonstrably better fit for your organization and is there a business case to support it over the other?

Maybe others here can speak to using Siebel with AX v Siebel to Oracle

Finally, who is leading the selection project-the business leaders or IT leaders? Remember that IT folk are important advisors in the process but they do not enter orders, pay vendors, close the books or report to the Board:)

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