Anaplan Blog

3 fundamentals of connected planning

In a previous blog, we suggested that sales and operations planning (S&OP), integrated financial planning (IFP), and integrated business planning (IBP) are all just different perspectives on the same process. And when it comes to improving planning, the most important thing is to start making the connections. This is also a mantra followed by Ron… read more →

3 strategies for building an analytics-driven sales organization

Today’s sales environment is being radically transformed by new and disruptive technologies. In a recent webinar, “The future of sales and how big shifts will impact your sales organization,” I joined principal Brandon Kulik and senior manager Simmi Mehta from Deloitte Consulting LLP’s sales force effectiveness practice to discuss key technology disrupters and their consequences…. read more →

QlickiT brings visual analytics expertise to Anaplan’s partner network

When businesses today want to understand large volumes of data and solve complex data-related problems, they often turn to visual analytics. Because the field of visual analytics is large and growing, we’re pleased to announce that QlickiT, specialists in creating visual analytics solutions, has joined the Anaplan partner network.QlickiT provides software, solutions, training, consultancy, hosting,… read more →

For the annual budget, evolution is imminent

Financial professionals recently gathered at the annual Association for Financial Professionals (AFP) Treasury and Finance Conference in San Diego. The three-day conference featured sponsors and guest speakers from diverse backgrounds and industries, and attracted more than 6,000 attendees.The conference sessions challenged the status quo by showing how companies can bid adieu to traditional budgeting processes… read more →

5 steps to connected supply chain planning

Supply chain planning has changed quite a bit since its early days. Years ago, companies primarily used enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems for collaboration and data tracking across the entire business. Today, many companies do their planning with a mix of spreadsheets and ERP systems. Those options work for business planning—but only up to a… read more →

Leading the way into the future of supply chain

Supply chain leaders from around the world gathered to discuss the transformative future of supply chain management at the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference in London. The conference centered around the theme: “Aspire, Challenge, and Transform in a Disruptive World.”The idea of the “connected enterprise” rang throughout the conference as supply chain leaders discussed how… read more →

4 benefits technology can bring to FP&A teams

We’ve all been there. Trapped in a meeting with so little collaboration, it could have—no, strike that—should have been an email. The notion of a continuous financial planning process might initially give off a similar vibe: that of a tedious planning process that does very little to move the needle of productivity or performance. However,… read more →

Redefining banking for the digital age

Chris Skinner, a leading expert in the global financial services scene and author of one of the industry’s most influential blogs, delivered the keynote at our inaugural European financial services summit in London.Chris discussed how digital transformation is redefining the role banks will play in the finance industry of the future. He also addressed the… read more →