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Anaplan is a leading platform provider connecting data, people, and plans across your business

Anaplan is driving a new age of connected planning. Large and fast growing organisations use Anaplan’s cloud platform in every business function to make informed decisions and drive faster, more effective planning processes. Anaplan also provides support, training and planning transformation advisory services.

Platform

Anaplan’s cloud planning platform enables an organisation to run virtually any planning process by connecting data, people and plans in every part of the business. Connected planning can be achieved at any scale – from a single use case within one business unit to enterprise-wide connected planning across hundreds of processes.

Anaplan’s cloud platform is a modern, secure architecture designed to satisfy the mutual needs of business users and the IT department. Native Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) and industry leading security features enable good governance for IT requirements, while business users are essentially self-sufficient in creating and maintaining models and planning processes. People with good spreadsheet skills are able to learn how to use Anaplan in a matter of days using the online training modules.

Platform Features

Anaplan proves a comprehensive platform with the following key features:

Cloud based: Anaplan was built from day one as a cloud platform – combining cutting edge security, in-memory data management and huge scalability.

Real-Time, Scalable Modelling Engine: By tracking dependencies at the level of the line item, Anaplan’s Hyperblock technology enables updates or changes to models of any size in real time.

In-Memory Processing: Anaplan’s in-memory engine enables detailed planning models that utilises all your data for better business decisions.

Multi-Dimensional Planning: Build models to any level of granularity with any number of dimensions.

Data Integration: Anaplan offers API, import/export capabilities, and pre-built connectors for common platforms including Informatica, Dell Boomi, Mulesoft and Snaplogic.

Modelling Features

Master Repository of Business Rules (Living Blueprint): Using Anaplan’s Living Blueprint technology, all your complex business rules (in natural syntax) are stored and managed in one easy to understand worksheet.

Model Versions: Anaplan enables users to create new model versions (Budget 1, Budget 2 etc.) on-the-fly.

Break-Back: With breakback, users can set a target for a formula, and the variables that make up that formula are changed according to the rules specified.

Collaboration features

User Access Control: Anaplan enables flexible role based security levels for user types. Audit trail, model restore, and selective user access make it possible for analysts to safely and simultaneously collaborate on common models.

Collaborative Workflow: Monitor status and approvals with a collaborative workflow that streamlines top-down target allocation and consolidation of roll-ups from the operations. A robust audit trail ensures that changes are easy to track.

Usability Features

Intuitive Modelling Interface: Business users can use familiar business syntax, drag and drop hierarchies, and built-in logic for time, versions and scenarios. No reliance on IT for business rules adjustments, model creation or changes.

Mobile: Anaplan is accessible from any mobile device via a browser so you never have to be disconnected from your data.

Security features

Availability: Anaplan invests heavily to provide the highest levels of availability, reliability and security. Redundant data centres and rigorous processes for back-up, failover, and disaster recovery comply with or exceed all major industry standards.

Anaplan for Finance

Anaplan customers are using the platform for all areas of financial planning and analysis including; Strategic Planning, Planning Budgeting and Forecasting, Revenue Planning, Workforce Planning, Capex Planning, Financial Consolidation, Tax and Treasury, and Reporting and Analysis.

Anaplan Supply Chain

The Anaplan platform enables you to connect your supply chain plans to your financial, sales, and marketing plans so you can quickly adapt to changing priorities. This means that you can move from disconnected silo based planning to a comprehensive planning environment across the supply chain.

We’ve saved over €5 million annually with optimised supply allocation in Anaplan.

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ICit are experts in delivering planning applications and helping our Anaplan clients deliver business benefits – fast.

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