Recently we were reviewing our allocation capabilities with a client and they had a few questions. Until now we hadn’t thought much about allocations; they are natural to the platform, and we knew we handled them competently.
“Do we do multi-tier allocations?” Of course. “How about across a 100 million cell base?” (That is, apportion overhead costs across 10,000 products over 50 weeks and 200 branches.) That sounded straight forward to us, though we’d never tested allocations at these data volumes. It would be a simple allocation involving a 300 million cell module.
“What’s your target time?” we asked the client.
“With our current system it takes a day. Ideally, we’d like to do it in less than an hour.”
We built the module in minutes and ran the allocation test:
It took 9 seconds.
Just part of the Anaplan platform.