July 28, 2014

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Akili and Anaplan Announce Partnership in Enterprise Performance Management

Akili and Anaplan Announce Partnership in Enterprise Performance Management

Akili joins Anaplan’s growing partner ecosystem as a Team Partner focused on implementing EPM business planning and execution for finance, sales and operations

San Francisco – July 28, 2014 – Anaplan today announced a partnership with Akili, a niche information technology consulting firm focused on industry and line of business (LOB) solutions for Oil and Gas, Telecommunications, Finance, Hi-Tech and Retail. By joining forces with Anaplan, Akili will be able to offer clients a combination of industry-leading technology and deep expertise in enterprise performance management (EPM) for finance, sales and operations.

Akili, one of the fastest growing privately held companies in the Dallas, Texas area, joins Anaplan’s partner ecosystem to help identify sales opportunities and implement Anaplan.

“Anaplan is a premier cloud-based planning solution, offering organizations the ability to rapidly deploy financial models linked to a continuous stream of operational data so that they can monitor and optimize critical drivers across the enterprise,” said Sheik Shah, Akili CEO. “The power of the Anaplan platform combined with Akili’s line of business (LOB) implementation delivery services for business transformation – including complex integration modules, data warehouses and business intelligence applications – enables our joint clients to compete like never before.”

Anaplan’s cloud-based platform is built on the patented, in-memory HyperBlock™ data engine delivering unparalleled immediacy, flexibility and scale. Anaplan unifies data from across the organization in a secure cloud/SaaS platform and interconnects plans to deliver unprecedented trust and visibility into the planning process.

“As our partner ecosystem rapidly grows, we welcome the addition of an organization such as Akili, which brings more than 20 years of successful LOB software delivery expertise to the table,” said Fred Laluyaux, CEO, Anaplan. “Anaplan’s core values closely align with Akili’s and we look forward to working alongside them to offer a seamless experience that maximizes the power of our platform and ensures the success of our joint clients.”

Akili plans to implement the Anaplan platform to accelerate cloud-based planning across finance, sales and operations functions, including:

For Finance:

  • Balance sheet and cash planning
  • Budgeting, forecasting and reporting
  • Capital expenditures
  • Financial consolidations
  • Profitability analysis
  • Strategic planning
  • Workforce planning

For Sales:

  • Commissions calculations
  • Price and quote optimization
  • Quota planning
  • Sales capacity planning
  • Sales forecasting
  • Territory planning

For Operations:

  • Demand planning
  • Project planning
  • Site/plot planning
  • Trade and promotion planning

About Akili Inc.
Akili (pronounced (uh • kē’ • lē) meaning “knowledge” in Swahili) is an information technology consulting firm founded in 1992. Akili is headquartered in the Dallas suburb of Irving, TX, with locations in Houston, TX and Denver, CO. Akili delivers solutions for Fortune 1000 companies in the areas of Enterprise Resource Planning, Enterprise Performance Management, and Business Analytics. Akili’s 100% success rate spans 20+ years of precision of implementation design and trusted delivery of the best combination of technology and consulting. For more information on Akili’s solutions and services, please visit www.akili.com or email info@akili.com.

About Anaplan
Anaplan is disrupting the world of business planning and execution. We built our platform from the ground up to empower companies to plan, collaborate and act—in real time. Stay ahead of critical business events, rapidly model potential impacts and course correct on the fly. With Anaplan’s cloud-based platform, you can continuously align your people, plans and spend to your market opportunities. Anaplan is a privately held company, headquartered in San Francisco, CA with global offices on four continents. To learn more, visit anaplan.com. Join us on twitter: @anaplan