Anaplan Blog

Intuitive Surgical simplifies complex sales compensation management using the Anaplan platform

Companies today struggle to establish and maintain effective sales compensation programs. One survey by the Alexander Group found that only 20 percent of companies have complete alignment between sales compensation and company objectives. So when a company manages sales compensation well, people sit up and listen. Intuitive Surgical, a U.S. manufacturer of robotic surgical systems… read more →

A Big Sur vacation as Anaplan’s guest

When Chicago-based Echo Global Logistics implemented the Anaplan platform in summer 2016, the company set—and then met—an aggressive goal: to complete its 2017 budget in Anaplan. “We built a lot in a very short time working with our partner Twelve Consulting,” said Brett Lukowicz, Senior Manager of Financial Planning and Analysis at Echo. “Now our… read more →

4 components of a workforce plan for temporary employees

In the past few years, contingent workforces have been growing at increasingly rapid rates. According to Deloitte, some companies are spending up to 30 percent of procurement dollars on contingent workers. These outsourced labor sources provide increased flexibility for many organizations. A recent article in the Wall Street Journal, “In the $75 Billion Videogame Industry,… read more →

Four pillars of successful sales operations

After many years working in sales—starting as a rookie sales rep for SAP, then helping start Ariba before joining Anaplan in 2016—I’ve seen the critical role that sales operations plays in a company’s success. So while it isn’t glamorous, the behind-the-curtain work of sales ops is key, especially when scaling from a couple of sales… read more →

Lionpoint Group helps private equity firms improve financial performance management

Henri Wajsblat, Anaplan’s Head of Financial Services Solutions, interviewed Anaplan partner and Lionpoint Group Executive Director Nick Moore about how new technology solutions can help the private equity sector improve performance management. At Hub17, Lionpoint Group launched the Theoretical Waterfall Anaplan app, designed to model and forecast returns of private equity funds.Over the last few… read more →

Twelve Consulting Group goes to school

As an Anaplan partner, our mission at Twelve Consulting Group is to improve the lives and opportunities of our people, customers, and communities by empowering them with the latest technology. In the spirit of sharing our way of thinking and inspiring continuous growth, we created Twelve.EDU.Twelve team members Megan, Haley, and Liz rocking the Twelve.EDU… read more →