December 27, 2019

1) Complex coordination processes of international financial planning: Cloud applications help!

The dynamic and rapidly changing markets are an everyday challenge in business practice. Fast product launches in global markets, frequent changes and the resulting response...

December 23, 2019

1. Extensive requirements for international tax planning

The meeting of finance ministers in Japan in June 2019 has shown that the demands on companies in the context of international tax planning will continue to increase. The existing BEPS project (Base Erosion and Pr...

December 20, 2019

As we say goodbye to 2019, the last few days of this decade provide a good opportunity to reflect over the year that has been, but also to cast our minds back over the full 10 years. It’s hard to recollect the people we were ten years ago, and from a business perspecti...

August 2, 2019

D.I.S.C.O. provides a logical structure for one to use when designing Anaplan models.

What does D.I.S.C.O stand for?

  • Data

  • Inputs

  • System

  • Calculations

  • Outputs

Data

This is the starting point of data flow, which supports Inputs, Calculations and Out...

July 4, 2019

Application Lifecycle Management better known as ALM enables the process of managing multiple models all connected through one source.  ALM was introduced approximately 3 years back and changed the way we managed our development, testing and production environments.  P...

February 1, 2019

What is a List?

Lists are groups of related items, such as people in a department, products on a shopping list, or the regions comprising a geographic area. They are fundamental to Anaplan as they define the structure and content of a model.

Anaplan can use a single list...

January 4, 2019

For new Anaplan model builders; SUM, LOOKUP & SELECT functions can often become confusing! In this case I will provide an overview of cases when each function should be used.

Anaplan definition:

  • LOOKUP: The function looks up a number, Boolean, time period, list item,...

December 20, 2018

What a ride 2018 has been. When I sit down to write this end of year review, I try to think back over the year and share with you what we’ve been doing and what we’re planning to do next year. If I’m honest, this year – I’m just looking forward to the break! I’m exhaus...

November 28, 2018

This topic is hopefully nothing new. However, when building modules and eventually a whole model, summaries are set by default as a simple sum. It’s only at the final stage when we often realise that the summary values are not quite right. In this edition of Bedford Co...

September 28, 2018

In my opinion, the (relatively) recent addition of the time ranges functionality is one of the most useful enhancements to Anaplan and has a wide range of applications and benefits.

Anaplan definition:

A time range is a user-defined contiguous range of time periods that...

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