October 29, 2012

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Anaplan Earns Operational Innovation Award from Ventana Research

Cloud Enterprise Performance Management Vendor with Modern Business Modeling and Patented Analysis Platform Recognized for Excellence in Sales

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – October 29, 2012 – Anaplan, the leading provider of cloud software for optimizing enterprise performance, has received an Operational Innovation award in the category of Sales Excellence from Ventana Research, a leading Silicon Valley information technology research and analysis firm. Ventana also recognized Anaplan customer McAfee with an Operational Leadership award for Sales Excellence, for its use of the Anaplan Performance Cloud™. Anaplan and McAfee will be honored at the Ventana Research Technology Innovation Summit November 8 at the Tech Museum in San Jose.

Anaplan empowers employees and the companies they support by providing an integrated performance management application that translates business complexity into intuitive models. Anaplan business modeling, analytics and process optimization applications span departments across the enterprise, including finance, sales, marketing, supply chain, HR and IT. Using the Anaplan Performance Cloud, employees can create powerful models to dynamically align processes and resources; measure and analyze operations from the big picture to the finest details; and collaborate and act in real time to improve performance.

“The key to success in business is having a plan that is one step ahead of what is happening in your company and market,” said Matt Howard, vice president of Marketing at Anaplan. “Anaplan enables this crystal-ball mentality by allowing users across departments to create what-if scenarios and high-performance business models. We’re the only cloud software vendor delivering on this promise, and the flexibility and accessibility of our offering cannot be matched by legacy systems. We’re extremely proud of the success customers are having with Anaplan, and we’re very excited to receive this award from Ventana.”

“Achieving sales excellence requires agile software that can adapt to the range of analytic and performance needs of sales, operations and finance,” said Mark Smith, CEO & Chief Research Officer, “I congratulate Anaplan on receiving the well deserved Ventana Research Technology Innovation award for Anaplan Performance Cloud and McAfee for receiving the 2012 Leadership Award for achieving game-changing improvement to its business operations.”

Anaplan and Ventana will co-sponsor a webinar, “Get Smart About Sales and Finance,” on Tuesday, October 30 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific time. The webinar will feature Frederic Laluyaux, CEO of Anaplan, Mark Smith, CEO and Chief of Research at Ventana Research, and Bryan Bayless, VP GTM Finance at McAfee. The speakers will discuss the importance of unifying sales analytics and planning and how effective implementation of performance management solutions reduces sales overhead and improves business performance.

The Ventana Research Technology Innovation Awards are an annual event. Through its benchmark research, on-demand advisory and education services, Ventana continues to pioneer new methods for organizations to become efficient and effective in their business. As part of the Innovation Awards scoring process and methodology, Ventana examined submissions and nominations from the research team to assess, score and select the technology that had the best impact for each category.

About Anaplan
Anaplan provides cloud-based planning and performance management solutions for operations and finance. The Anaplan Performance Cloud™ combines the agility of spreadsheets with the power of enterprise software. The platform enables people to intuitively model their business, derive insights, collaborate for better decisions, align operations, and execute processes in a single platform. Whether objectives are to reduce expenses, improved margins, accelerated growth, or other, results are immediate and impactful. Anaplan is funded by Granite Ventures and Shasta Ventures and was awarded Gartner Cool Vendor Award in 2012 and Ventana Research Technology Operational Innovation Award for Sales Management in 2012.

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