Anaplan positioned the furthest for Vision in the Visionaries Quadrant of MQ for: Strategic Corporate Performance Management Solutions – having or showing clear ideas about what should happen or be done in the future1.

Gartner recently launched a category, Strategic Corporate Performance Management (SCPM)2 and Anaplan is excited to be positioned the furthest for Vision in the Visionaries Quadrant in the MQ for SCPM.

What is Gartner’s new category?

According to a 2015 Gartner report, “CPM has experienced significant innovation over the past five years, and the traditional CPM constructs that we have been using need to be modified.”3 Traditional CPM solutions have been most successful at providing control, compliance, and transparency for budgeting and planning, rather than orchestrating overall enterprise performance. According to Gartner, “SCPM enables the capabilities of financial planning and operational planning with an IFP framework, as these tools can be more closely integrated with other planning areas, such as position-based planning, sales forecasting and demand planning, IT financial management, and capital planning.”4 Operational plans (sales forecasting, demand planning, IT financial management, capital planning, workforce planning) linked to financial plans will reveal new opportunities for the CIO and CFO to innovate, resulting in additional organizational insight and greater agility. Additionally, “Although the majority of live CPM implementations today primarily address the tactical accounting needs of the office of finance (mostly FCPM and budgeting), the combination of cloud, mobile, social and IMC forces is enabling new SCPM capabilities that must be considered.”5

Technology advancements drove the need for a new Magic Quadrant category

Due to advances in technology, such as Anaplan’s in-memory computing engine, corporate planning is at a tipping point. Traditional financial planning, budgeting, and consolidations applications, often based upon chart-of-account structures, don’t deliver on the promise of performance management. This is where Anaplan comes into play.

Anaplan positioned the furthest for Vision in the Visionaries Quadrant in this new SCPM Magic Quadrant

With Anaplan’s Smart Business Platform™, our customers can orchestrate performance across the business. And with new advances in connected and predictive planning coming into its platform, we believe Anaplan will continue to push ahead in Gartner’s SCPM category.

Our customers are visionaries, too

Our customers are the thinkers, the designers, and the conductors of their companies’ future performance. Time and time again, we hear from customers that they selected Anaplan because they could “own it.” Own the plan. Control your future. The Smart Business Platform™ was built for you. And every day, you inspire us with the problems you are solving, the revenue you are generating, and the savings you are finding with Anaplan. We share the recognition in the 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Strategic Corporate Performance Management with you and we thank you for your support.

Learn more about The Smart Business Platform™ by attending a live demo.

1. “Visionary.” Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 14 June 2016.

2.Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Strategic Corporate Performance Management Suites” by Christopher Iervolino and John E. Van Decker, 31 May, 2016

3,4,5. Gartner “The Breakup of the CPM Suite” by John Van Decker and Chris Iervolino, 28 July, 2015
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