A CoE is a team that promotes, shares, and collaborates on a specific technical focus area, to efficiently and effectively achieve business objectives, with the goal of maximizing ROI, standardizing around best practices, and facilitating shared knowledge. Launching a successful CoE requires expertise, which is why many businesses choose to work with an Anaplan partner who can help ensure that the CoE has all the tools, processes, and techniques needed to grow with a Connected Planning program.
- Technical responsibilities. Does the group cover data management, integration, reporting, and analytics?
- Functional responsibilities. Should the group offer functional expertise to challenge complex business processes before building them into the Connected Planning platform? Is there a steering committee?
- Education. How will this group initially learn Connected Planning via the Anaplan platform? How will it help build capabilities within the organization?
- Communication. What is the communication cadence and forum? This major piece of change management will take place when a new planning system is rolled out.
Establishing role and responsibilities within your CoE
Building and maintaining Connected Planning architecture
- People: Engagement from stakeholders, executives, and influencers.
- Technology: Business ownership and a training plan.
- Process: Early wins that deliver a meaningful business impact.
- Data: Consistent, reliable, and available data.
Ensuring success in your Connected Planning program
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