Anaplan Blog

At Hub, many paths to a connected sales plan

Earlier this month, nearly 1,400 members of Anaplan’s community converged on seasonably-warm Las Vegas for Anaplan Hub, joining together to exchange ideas, stories, best practices, and sheer excitement about the power and future of connected planning.With so much shared knowledge in attendance, insights suffused the Vegas air like freshly-cashed racetrack slips. From the sales track,… read more →

Supply chain innovation on display at Anaplan Hub

To stay ahead of rapidly changing product demand and consumer expectations, industry-leading companies must constantly work to improve their supply chains. Whether they push the envelope by integrating artificial intelligence and machine learning or simply take steps to eliminate multitudes of spreadsheets, evolution is essential.At Anaplan Hub 2018, companies like Coca-Cola, Walmart, DISH Network, Sonos,… read more →

In Las Vegas, finance bets big on connected planning

Underpinning the glittering casinos, swanky cocktail lounges, and world-class restaurants in Las Vegas is the anticipation of success. In Vegas, success can linger around every turn: trying a new restaurant, being a VIP for a night, or winning big at roulette. When the glitter fades away and time runs dry, and the city’s visitors journey… read more →

Managing net interest margin and risk-adjusted returns

Henri Wajsblat, Anaplan’s Head of Financial Services Solutions, interviewed Anaplan partner and Huron Consulting Group Director Kyle Duckers about the financial and regulatory forecasting challenges in banking, their technology impacts, and how the Anaplan platform can help banks connect stress tests with financial plans.What are some of the challenges that bank CFOs face today, and… read more →

Getting personal at Anaplan Hub 2018

Between future-oriented demonstrations, fast-paced discussion panels, awards presentations, and an incredible closing party, the third day of Anaplan Hub 2018 was big, sometimes noisy, and occasionally flashy for the 1,400 people who were in Las Vegas. But for me—and, I suspect, many others in attendance—the most inspiring and resonant moment came in a simple conversation… read more →

The writing is on the wall at Anaplan Hub

Most of the activities in the Expo Hall at Hub 2018 are busy and interactive. Attendees go to the hall to meet with Anaplan partners, ask questions in the Guru Zone, grab a coffee, eat lunch, or hit the oxygen bar.Then there’s the chalk wall. It’s a pair of 15-foot-wide freestanding write-on boards topped with… read more →

Is strategic planning failing today’s companies?

The AFP’s Corporate Cash Indicators® third quarter results reveal that U.S. treasurers are amassing higher-than-average cash reserves. According to the AFP, organizations planned to accumulate cash upon entering the third quarter; however, that cash could be exiting their coffers at higher rates than initially forecast. Similar cash accumulation rates are projected to continue.What’s most peculiar… read more →

What corporate finance and Amazon Go have in common

Amazon recently made headlines for the long awaited and highly anticipated public opening of its first-ever cashier-less convenience store, Amazon Go. By pairing tracking capabilities of innovative technology with the Amazon Go app, the newly unveiled store in Seattle allows consumers to buy products without physically waiting in line to pay.In my opinion, it’s not… read more →