A comprehensive platform

Anaplan delivers a complete set of features you won’t find in any other business planning software
Platform

CLOUD BASED

 

Anaplan was built from day one as a cloud platform—combing cutting-edge security, in-memory data management, and massive scalability.

REAL-TIME, SCALABLE MODELING AND CALCULATION ENGINE

By tracking dependencies at the level of the line item, our Hyperblock™ technology enables updates or changes to models of any size, from one to one trillion cells, in real time.

IN-MEMORY PROCESSING

Anaplan’s in-memory engine enables detailed planning models that utilizes all your data down to the transactional level (Product SKU, Stores, Employees, etc.) for better business decisions.

APP HUB

To get you started quickly, a growing collection of apps for common use cases are available in the Anaplan App Hub. Use them as is, modify them to suit your special needs, or start from scratch and create your own.

DATA INTEGRATION

Anaplan offers an API, import/export capabilities, and pre-built connectors for common platforms like Salesforce.com, Informatica, Dell Boomi, Mulesoft, and SnapLogic.

SIMPLIFY DATA INTEGRATION

Where data integration is needed, leverage hub-spoke model for shared data (master data and transactions) across planning processes. Leverage self-service data integration UI and prebuilt connectors.

VERSATILITY

Versatility is the ability to model a vast array of processes within your business. The 130+ apps in the App Hub can be applied to vastly different sets of processes, including sales performance optimisation, financial budgeting and forecasting, and call center operations. All created by users with clicks, not code

Modelling

MASTER REPOSITORY OF BUSINESS RULES (LIVING BLUEPRINT™)

Using our 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 on-the-fly. Quickly replicate models, load with data, and easily track actuals in the same model as plans.

BREAKBACK

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.

DYNAMIC SCENARIO BUILDING

Anaplan delivers strategic advantage with fast, easy creation of dynamic scenarios with time, version, and list dimensions.

Collaboration

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 field. A robust audit trail ensures that changes are easy to track

HISTORY AND REVISION CONTROL

Our robust audit trail ensures that changes are easy to track and revert. See a history of users and changes and roll back to earlier versions.

CENTRAL DATA REPOSITORY

Anaplan delivers a central repository to reconcile various sources of data for clean, reliable hierarchy. Additionally, master data (products, employees, cost centers, etc.) is accessible to analysts around the enterprise.

DATA SYNCHRONICITY

Anaplan dynamically synchronises data across connected plans—automatically aggregating and identifying discrepancies for real-time consistency.

Usability

INTUITIVE MODELING INTERFACE

Business users can use familiar business syntax, drag-and-drop hierarchies, and built-in logic for time, versions, and scenarios. With Anaplan, there are no technical barriers between you and business insights. No reliance on IT for business rules adjustments, model creation, or changes. No more scripting or broken cell references.

MOBILE

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

DASHBOARDS AND REPORTS

Anaplan has variety of publishing features, including dashboards, charts, PDF generation, and a tightly integrated Excel® plug-in. Share insights with the field, enable management to do their own scenario analysis, and create stunning executive packs.

DYNAMIC SCENARIO BUILDING

Anaplan delivers strategic advantage with fast, easy creation of dynamic scenarios with time, version and list dimensions.

Security & Uptime

AVAILABILITY AND RELIABILITY

Anaplan invests heavily to provide the highest levels of availability, reliability, and security. Redundant data centers and rigorous processes for back-up, failover, and disaster recovery comply with or exceed all major industry standards. Anaplan delivers constant uptime so that your business-critical data and plans are safe and accessible at all times. Read more on our Security page

APPLICATION SECURITY

In addition to secure data centers, Anaplan provides complete application-layer security, including data encryption on-the-wire, secure authentication protocols, and robust access control and authorisation for managing user rights. We also use leading security firms to conduct regular penetration testing.

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