Smart businesses are proactive and fast to respond to both expected and unexpected changes. They are nimble, operate in faster cycles, and course-correct earlier and more often.
Anaplan’s platform combines the five elements required to enable this–connection, versatility, foresight, scale, and self-service.

HPLogo

“Anaplan is…a capability to cover any process you have. To the great extent you have numbers to play with, it is the right tool. There is no limit in terms of what you can do.”

– Yves Cabanac, Head of Sales Compensation, HP

Platform

Anaplan App Hub

The Anaplan platform enables customers and partners to easily build their own cutting-edge apps and make them available on the Anaplan App Hub. The Anaplan community brings together experts from a wide range of business domains, industries, and organizations. You can quickly discover over 130 apps, deploy them in one click, and customize them to solve your company’s complex challenges.

Hyperblock: a new cloud-based, in-memory architecture

Only Anaplan offers scalable in-memory technology able to handle tens of billions of cells for thousands of users across multiple models. Built for large enterprises, Anaplan has developed and patented a uniquely powerful in-memory, Java-based planning engine. Anaplan’s Hyperblock™ technology enables real-time analysis, model changes, and plan adjustments at unprecedented scale.

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ModelMap

Modeling innovations

Only Anaplan has the modeling flexibility to handle virtually any planning and optimization use case across the entire business: Finance, Sales, Marketing, Supply Chain, Workforce, IT, and beyond. This self-service modeling flexibility ensures high adoption by business users and enables decision-making automation via business rules and predictive analytics.

The Anaplan user experience

What makes the Anaplan user experience so unique? To start, all changes to plans or models happen in real time—Anaplan updates numbers immediately. This breaks the traditional process of waiting minutes and hours, if not overnight, for plan changes and interrelated calculations to process. Anaplan also offers an innovative Model Map to visually explore, zoom in, analyze, and change planning models—similar to being able to visualize Excel® formulas within and across workbooks.

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versatility

Versatility is the ability to model a vast array of processes within your business. The 130+ apps in our App Hub can be applied to vastly different sets of processes, from sales performance optimization and financial budgeting and forecasting, to call center operations. All created by users with clicks, not code.

Predictive Analytics

A suite of predictive analytics methods can be applied to a huge range of modeling use cases across Sales, Finance, Supply Chain, and more.

Empower everyone to plan

Empower all levels in an organization to effectively identify, assess, share, and respond to threats and opportunities in one real-time environment.

Apps tailored to and by the business

Quickly roll out flexible apps configurable for your business—or get standard apps in one click, all in a single, real-time planning environment covering all line-of-business planning needs.

Single cloud environment

One cloud-based environment for all use cases, rather than multiple types of legacy planning tools, with automated upgrades and guaranteed SLAs.

Comprehensive real-time view

Compare current plans, prior plans, KPIs, and goals across the entire organization immediately as plans change.

“What-ifs” across the enterprise

Create scenarios on-the-fly and collaborate on them across all lines of business to form an optimal response.

Translate into a common language

Consolidate and translate into comparable terms all your disparate plans including: bookings, revenue, launches, P&L, volume/ mix, distribution, production, and inventory.

Simplify data integration

Where data integration is needed, leverage hub-spoke model for shared data (master data and transactions) across planning processes. Leverage self-service data integration UI and prebuilt connectors.

Plan at the level of impact

Allow all parts of the business to easily plan, capture assumptions, and build detailed planning models that evolve over time to match business reality.

Cross-organizational alignment

Swiftly communicate decisions and align plans across the organization in response to threats and opportunities in one real-time cross-organizational environment.

Collaborate in real time

Empower all business functions to propose and change plans and assumptions in real time for transparent decision-making across the organization.

Secure cloud platform

Avoid shadow IT with a single, secure planning platform, enabling business flexibility, collaboration, and ownership. Eliminating Excel, email attachment–based collaboration, and unsecure business-owned databases helps ensure compliance with laws, regulations, and standards.