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Lead Solution Engineer at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
Mar 31 2017

What is most valuable?

* Ease of integration with Salesforce

How has it helped my organization?

* It has supported a global process change to sales forecasting and created a single method for this. * It has created a global standard in corporate dashboards that all regions agreed to run the business from. * It has simplified the sales... more»

What needs improvement?

Anaplan needs to place more limits on builders/developers in some cases because we found that if we continued to customize a given sales forecast model it would degrade performance slightly as we continued to add dimensions to our forecasting... more»
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Manager Cloud EPM at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
Feb 22 2017

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are the dashboards and Model Map, as they speak to the business and they are the backbone of the modelling.

How has it helped my organization?

It’s very agile and we can do changes in minutes, rather than waiting for consultants and change requests. So, it’s as dynamic as the business.

What needs improvement?

* The sizing can be improved. * Need more subsets for Versions and Time. * Reporting can be vastly improved. Right now, if we build a module using 3 versions, 100 GL Accounts, 25 Cost Centers, and 13 periods (12 months + 1 Year), the sizing... more»
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Consultant
Manager Analytics at a tech company with 5,001-10,000 employees
May 16 2017

What is most valuable?

* Serves as a platform: You can design your solutions on top of it * Allows you to do “what-if” analysis on the go * Allows collaboration across the organization: This is most essential for security

How has it helped my organization?

We use Anaplan across multiple functional areas. I will elaborate a few features that have had the most impact on our organization: * The forecasting/planning cycles: This used to take months to collaborate. It now only takes a week to finish... more»

What needs improvement?

* A better presentation layer would certainly take it a notch higher. * As compared to other BI tools, such as QlikView, the presentation layer is not as user-friendly. * It still does a fairly good job on the look and feel of the dashboards.... more»
Consultant
Consultant at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
May 14 2017

What is most valuable?

* Multi-dimensional * Easy to restructure * Cloud compatible

How has it helped my organization?

The capacity projection of certain lines helped to identify where the utilization is falling beyond a limit. It helped certain category planners to plan for long term investments (shift patterns).

What needs improvement?

I would like to see more flexible graphs. That is, more varieties of graphs, more customization (like choosing colors, gradients, etc.) and more conditional formatting options (format sharply or gradient). Anaplan gave us some limitations in... more»

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What is Anaplan?

Anaplan is a cloud-based planning and performance management platform with documented use cases in finance, sales, supply chain, marketing, IT and HR. At the core of Anaplan's technology is a single hub where business users can build, deploy, maintain, and share models without coding or reliance on IT personnel.

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HP, ForeScout, DocuSign, EAT, Pandora, Aviva, Intel Security, Zalora

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