Exploring the 2024 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Supply Chain Planning Solutions


Ken Nichols

Sr. Manager, Supply Chain Solutions Marketing, Anaplan

See why Anaplan is recognized for the fourth year running based on our Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision.

According to Gartner, “Supply chain planning technology is needed to facilitate responsive, agile, and flexible planning that supports a company’s strategic goals.” We strongly agree with this statement and believe supply chain planning solutions are an essential component of a mature approach to enterprise planning.  

This approach involves integrating financial and operational planning on a unified, cloud-based platform, commonly known as extended planning and analysis (xP&A). At Anaplan, we refer to this approach as Connected Planning, and we are dedicated to delivering a truly connected enterprise for our customers worldwide.

What is the Gartner Magic Quadrant for supply chain planning solutions?

We feel the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning Solutions serves as an impartial evaluation tool for enterprise technology evaluators, buyers, and users. Gartner Magic Quadrant gives enterprise technology shoppers an unbiased assessment of how well competing providers are performing against Gartner’s market view and is supplemented by validated user reviews.

We are delighted to announce that Anaplan has been recognized in this year's Gartner Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning Solutions as a Challenger. We believe this recognition is a testament to our commitment to delivering top-notch supply chain planning solutions and our ability to meet the evolving needs of our customers.

At Anaplan, we take great pride in being acknowledged by Gartner and being included in their prestigious Magic Quadrant. In our opinion, it reinforces our dedication to providing innovative and effective solutions that enable our customers to optimize their supply chain planning processes and achieve their strategic goals. We remain committed to continuous improvement and delivering exceptional value to our customers in the ever-changing landscape of supply chain planning.

What is Connected Planning and why does it matter?

Connected Planning is a transformative approach that seamlessly integrates strategic, financial, and operational plans and decisions on a unified, cloud-based platform. It enables organizations to achieve a connected enterprise, characterized by a high level of interconnectivity across data, processes, perspectives, and systems. Within this framework, a connected supply chain plays a pivotal role as a key component of a truly connected enterprise.

The power of Connected Planning lies in its ability to enhance "decision excellence," which encompasses higher decision quality, velocity, and efficiency. By leveraging Connected Planning, organizations can make more informed and effective decisions, resulting in improved business outcomes and increased financial returns.

Connected Planning serves as a catalyst for driving decision-making to new heights. It enables organizations to leverage real-time data, collaborate seamlessly across functions, and align their plans and actions with strategic objectives. This holistic approach fosters a culture of agility, adaptability, and innovation, enabling organizations to respond swiftly to market changes and capitalize on emerging opportunities.

The benefits of Connected Planning extend beyond individual decisions. It empowers organizations to optimize resource allocation, streamline processes, and drive operational efficiency. By breaking down silos and fostering collaboration, Connected Planning enables organizations to unlock the full potential of their data, people, and systems, leading to improved performance and sustainable growth.

In summary, Connected Planning is a game-changing approach that revolutionizes decision-making by linking strategic, financial, and operational plans on a unified platform. It drives decision excellence, propelling organizations toward increased financial returns and positioning them for long-term success in today's dynamic business landscape.

Unlock supply chain decision excellence

We believe Anaplan's inclusion in the 2024 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning Solutions is a testament to the integral role of Connected Planning in achieving supply chain planning decision excellence. We feel this recognition further solidifies Anaplan's position as a leading provider of Connected Planning software, offering a key solution for supply chain leaders.

Connected Planning, enabled by Anaplan's software, empowers organizations to optimize their sales and operations planning (S&OP), integrated business planning (IBP), and overall enterprise connectedness. By leveraging Connected Planning, supply chain leaders can make informed decisions quickly and accurately, driving operational efficiency and strategic alignment.

The capability of Connected Planning to deliver decision excellence has been proven to enhance total shareholder return (TSR). By enabling organizations to make data-driven decisions, streamline processes, and foster collaboration across the enterprise, Connected Planning drives improved financial performance and shareholder value.

In our opinion, Anaplan's inclusion in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning Solutions reaffirms our commitment to delivering cutting-edge solutions that enable supply chain leaders to achieve planning excellence. We continue to innovate and enhance our Connected Planning software to meet the evolving needs of our customers and help them navigate the complexities of supply chain management with confidence and success.

Get your copy of the 2024 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning Solutions, and discover how Connected Planning supports supply chain success.


Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning Solutions, Pia Orup Lund, Tim Payne, Joe Graham, Caleb Thomson, Jan Snoeckx, 23 April 2024

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