Anaplan Blog

4 benefits technology can bring to FP&A teams

We’ve all been there. Trapped in a meeting with so little collaboration, it could have—no, strike that—should have been an email. The notion of a continuous financial planning process might initially give off a similar vibe: that of a tedious planning process that does very little to move the needle of productivity or performance. However,… read more →

Redefining banking for the digital age

Chris Skinner, a leading expert in the global financial services scene and author of one of the industry’s most influential blogs, delivered the keynote at our inaugural European financial services summit in London.Chris discussed how digital transformation is redefining the role banks will play in the finance industry of the future. He also addressed the… read more →

Booking.com streamlines FP&A process to manage hyper-growth

Global digital travel company Booking.com averages one million bookings every 24 hours. With digital travel sales continuing to rise, the company needed to tackle a significant opportunity: evolving its financial planning process in lockstep with its substantial growth.In a recent webinar, Chiara Guglielmetti, FP&A Manager from Booking.com, shared insights into how the company used the… read more →

What connected planning means for financial services

In September, we gathered together financial services specialists from the UK, Belgium, France, and Germany at our Anaplan European Financial Services Summit. Featuring speakers from companies such as The Financial Times, RSA, Provident-Satsuma, AXA, Deloitte, Aviva, 3i, and NewDay, the event focused on how connected planning can help the financial services industry become more agile—and… read more →

The evolution of sales operations: roles, responsibilities, and organizational design

SiriusDecisions, a research and advisory firm that focuses exclusively on business-to-business sales productivity and marketing, studies how sales reps spend their time. In one recent study, the company analyzed how much time sales spent on 39 activities, from responding to internal emails and calling customers to searching for sales content. The results of the study… read more →

How to use IFRS 16 compliance to your advantage

The clock is ticking on the way leases are accounted for, and virtually every company that rents or leases assets will be affected. Starting January 1, 2019, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the International Accounting Standard Board (IASB) will implement new standards, ASC 842 and IFRS 16, respectively, that will impact your company’s… read more →