Anaplan welcomes a new leader of product strategy to deliver and scale high-impact offerings for enterprise-wide planning

Anaplan, provider of a market-leading platform for business planning and decision-making, today announced the appointment of Ivo Bauermann to the position of senior vice president of Product Strategy.

Bauermann, an 11-year SAP veteran and former head of business development for SAP Business Technology Platform, joins Anaplan at a pivotal time for enterprise planning transformation. As large, globally dispersed organizations work to manage the impact of a complex macroeconomic environment, the ability to plan and act based on precise, real-time data is critical to success. Anaplan, which currently counts brands like Jaguar Land Rover, The Coca-Cola Company, Nitto Denko, and ServiceNow as customers, arms business leaders with a holistic, interconnected view of their organization’s operations, so they can contextualize change, mitigate risk, spot new opportunities, and move at the speed of the market.

Just last week the company announced new and enhanced product offerings – including Geo-Mapping, Workflow, Polaris, and a Territory & Quota Planning application. Bauermann’s appointment as SVP of Product Strategy, in addition to the newly introduced offerings, signals Anaplan’s commitment to the accelerated delivery of innovation under the product leadership of Adam Thier, who joined the company in December.

“I’m thrilled to join Anaplan at such a critical time for business planning and decision-making,” said Bauermann. “With a constant stream of new headwinds to deal with, it’s not surprising to see businesses around the world struggling to operate effectively. Anaplan delivers unparalleled value to customers who rely on its powerful platform to make clear, confident, decisions in the face of change and uncertainty, and I’m excited to work with the team to identify and unlock even more opportunities for customers in this environment.”

“Since taking the helm as Chief Product Officer at Anaplan, I’ve had the opportunity to speak with customers around the world who leverage our platform each and every day to make critical financial and operational decisions,” said Adam Thier. “Ivo knows what it takes to rapidly innovate and deliver high-impact offerings, and I’m confident his exceptional product leadership experience, coupled with his deep planning industry expertise, will help us create and scale the indispensable platform for the agile, connected enterprise.”