Anaplan Blog

VMware transforms its business modeling and sales planning

VMware enhances sales productivity using five Anaplan implementation best practices

VMware’s Awinash Sinha, Director of IT, and Sri Vellimedu, Director of Business Transformation, joined us on stage last month at our Hub16 conference to discuss lessons learned from the Anaplan implementation and deployment across the company’s global sales organization. Prior to Anaplan, VMware was trying to reconcile multiple, inconsistent data sources across Excel and inflexible… read more →

Zero-based budgeting

Why zero-based budgeting is back on the corporate to-do list

Kellogg Co., Heinz, the Campbell Soup Company, Mondelez International, Alcoa Inc., The Boston Scientific Corp., Jarden Corporation, Quiksilver, Inc., and a host of other large multinationals from a broad spectrum of industries have all gone on record as having adopted a 40-year-old methodology—zero-based budgeting (ZBB). And many of them are pushing ZBB even further, using… read more →

Association for Financial Professionals (AFP) Conference

Anaplan at AFP: Learn how to expedite your planning cycles

How have you broken boundaries recently? This year’s Association for Financial Professionals (AFP) Conference is focused on breaking boundaries—and Anaplan has broken a boundary lately. We are proud to announce we were recently named a leader in the Forrester Wave™ Enterprise Performance Management, Q4 2016, and we are excited to showcase the strides we have… read more →

Pure Storage

Pure Storage discusses three Anaplan deployment best practices

At Hub16 ,Yousuf Khan, Vice President of IT at Pure Storage, discussed the company’s implementation of The Smart Business Platform and the lessons learned throughout the deployment process. Pure Storage, the market’s leading independent solid state array vendor, implemented Anaplan with the help of Anaplan partner OpenSymmetry. In recent years, Pure Storage has experienced tremendous… read more →


Research reveals—sales compensation plans don’t provide the complexity or detail needed to compete

In a recently concluded webinar, Bob Kelly, Chairman of The Sales Management Association (SMA), presented initial findings from a recent survey on sales compensation management. Scott Sands, National Practice Leader, Sales Force Effectiveness at Aon Hewitt, and Rowan Tonkin, Practice Lead, Sales and Marketing Applications at Anaplan provided additional commentary on the data and offered… read more →

Banking compensation

Implement safer banking compensation practices with Anaplan

The post-financial crisis period has been challenging for many large banks, and yet banking executives and other senior-level material risk-takers continue to receive what some consider outrageous compensation packages, drawing sharp criticism from regulators and the media. As a result, in the past few years, compensation practices in the banking world have been under a… read more →

enterprise performance management

Forrester Wave™ predicts the future of EPM is in the cloud—don’t get left behind

You get it. We get it. Forrester Research gets it, too: Enterprise performance management (EPM) should live, and will live, in the cloud. We know Forrester gets it because the recent report, The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Performance Management, Q4 2016, only examines vendors that make their products available via SaaS or cloud delivery. “We excluded… read more →

Gartner convention

Anaplan’s platform for smart businesses at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo

Which top strategic technology trends will demand your attention in 2017? Attend the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Orlando, Florida, on October 17–20 and hear Gartner’s top predictions, strategic technology trends, and CEO perspectives before anyone else.Anaplan will exhibit its platform at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, one of the world’s most important gatherings of CIOs and senior IT… read more →