Six and a half months in and it’s safe to say that 2014 has been a year of hyper-growth for Anaplan. We’ve continued to grow our customer base, we completed our series D round of financing, we’ve continued the extension of our global presence, and we’ve further aligned with key global partners, including Salesforce.com, Workday, and most recently, Deloitte.
Today we are pleased to announce that Anaplan has officially joined Deloitte’s Technology Alliances Portfolio, further strengthening our long-standing partnership to equip companies with real-time insights and increased collaboration to drive strategic decision-making.
Since Anaplan’s inception, Deloitte has been a leading go-to-market partner, but they have now also become a content partner bringing their world-class knowledge and IP to Anaplan customers.
We work hand-in-hand with our partners to ensure the best quality and service for our customers, and Deloitte has always been a reliable partner, leading the charge with great consultants, methods, and now, custom-built Anaplan applications.
Later this summer we’ll be announcing some exciting details about Anaplan applications, some of which Fred hinted at during his Hub 2014 keynote, but what I can tell you today is that we are diligently working with our partners and customers to increase the number of apps that are developed for Anaplan.
Deloitte is up to speed with the latest and greatest modeling techniques, and they have trained more than 130 consultants to implement and build on the Anaplan platform globally, so it is only fitting that they now are building custom Anaplan apps.
Deloitte’s initial offering of Anaplan Apps is focused on Tax Planning with apps for Tax Entity Orchestration and Transfer Pricing, to name a couple.
As we all know – tax planning can be daunting. These applications enable global enterprises to better manage compliance with the myriad tax regimes in which they conduct business. They provide reliable and real-time visibility to effective tax rates based on the optimal implementation of pricing strategies across borders. In a world where tax regimes increasingly diverge and sovereigns are vigilant in their enforcement, global enterprises need a highly scalable and dynamic capability to manage the huge volumes of data (and changes) that impact these tax rates. A single point change in an effective tax rate can translate into millions of dollars of earnings and cash flow for these global enterprises.
During Hub 2014, of which Deloitte was the Platinum Sponsor, Curtis Young, Senior Manager at Deloitte Consulting, led a session, Tax Planning and Optimization with Deloitte, where he discussed how using Anaplan to leverage the same financial data across both sales and legal entity structures leads to analytic benefit for an organization’s sales and financial/tax professionals. This mitigates the risk of diverse models producing inconsistent results since all are sourced from one version of the truth. You can watch the session in its entirety here.
Anaplan and Deloitte have already partnered to implement applications for joint customers HP, Lexmark, and Activision, to name a few, and we look forward to collaborating further as our heightened partnership better positions both companies to deliver the most effective services and solutions to help customers in their efforts to address their biggest challenges.
This is going to be a great adventure that will take us very far, and we hope that you will join us for the journey.
For more information on our partnership with Deloitte, head over to today’s announcement: Anaplan Joins Deloitte Consulting, LLP Technology Alliances Portfolio to Offer Customers a Groundbreaking Planning Platform with Custom-Built Applications.