Planning and Modeling

Planning and modeling on the Anaplan platform

Unmatched flexibility for large-scale, multi-dimensional planning

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Model the future of the entire enterprise on a single platform

Powered by our patented Hyperblock™ calculation engine, the Anaplan platform enables complex scenario modeling at enterprise scale. Business users can model both in and across use cases, incorporating any number of dimensions and any number of concurrent users with no appreciable loss in power or time. Anaplan’s in-memory and modular architecture allows users to model decisions at all levels of complexity, producing clear, actionable insights for the future.

Flexibility and power for scenario planning and modeling

Enhance your ability to model scenarios and plan across your organization with an expansive set of capabilities in Anaplan’s cloud-based, Connected Planning platform.

Hyperblock:

At the heart of the Anaplan platform dwells the Hyperblock™ calculation engine, which was designed to produce ultra-fast calculations at unprecedented scale.

  • Hyperblock™ combines an in-memory datastore and a calculation engine.
  • The architecture allows the system to know which downstream blocks will be affected by any change and to update only those specific cells.
  • As a result, the platform can calculate changes almost immediately even for incredibly large data sets (a million+ values).
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Hyperblock:

At the heart of the Anaplan platform dwells the Hyperblock™ calculation engine, which was designed to produce ultra-fast calculations at unprecedented scale.

  • Hyperblock™ combines an in-memory datastore and a calculation engine.
  • The architecture allows the system to know which downstream blocks will be affected by any change and to update only those specific cells.
  • As a result, the platform can calculate changes almost immediately even for incredibly large data sets (a million+ values).
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Multi-dimensional modeling:

Markets are complicated. Multi-dimensional models let you plan with large-scale data sets so you can anticipate complex market changes.

  • Achieve scenario modeling and multi-dimensional planning with any number of dimensions such as time, location, product, customer, expense, or currency.
  • Leverage HyperModels™ to anticipate market changes by easily adding large data sets, enabling fast analyses, and forecasts that expand well into the future.
  • Powered by HyperScale™ capabilities, users can create robust models that incorporate expanded actuals and scale as business grows.
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Multi-dimensional modeling:

Markets are complicated. Multi-dimensional models let you plan with large-scale data sets so you can anticipate complex market changes.

  • Achieve scenario modeling and multi-dimensional planning with any number of dimensions such as time, location, product, customer, expense, or currency.
  • Leverage HyperModels™ to anticipate market changes by easily adding large data sets, enabling fast analyses, and forecasts that expand well into the future.
  • Powered by HyperScale™ capabilities, users can create robust models that incorporate expanded actuals and scale as business grows.

Connect simple building blocks to plan across the enterprise:

Plan a single use case or plan the entire enterprise.

  • Anaplan’s modular approach lets decision-makers in Sales, Finance, Supply Chain, HR, IT, Marketing, and other business units model their own unique organizations.
  • But you can also connect these models to model the relationships between them.
  • In this way, executives can change variables to see their impact on the entire organization.
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Connect simple building blocks to plan across the enterprise:

Plan a single use case or plan the entire enterprise.

  • Anaplan’s modular approach lets decision-makers in Sales, Finance, Supply Chain, HR, IT, Marketing, and other business units model their own unique organizations.
  • But you can also connect these models to model the relationships between them.
  • In this way, executives can change variables to see their impact on the entire organization.
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Data consistency to all users:

Deliver consistent data to stakeholders throughout the organization.

  • Anaplan Data Hub houses all data needed to execute the planning scenarios. It is the one source of truth for hierarchies and data.
  • Because changes flow instantaneously, all users share the same real-time data.
  • Any number of concurrent users can plan together, with real-time data updates.
  • Changes in one area immediately roll to all other relevant areas.

Key benefits of Anaplan’s scenario planning and modeling capabilities

Anaplan’s Hyperblock™ engine uses a high-performing architecture that is optimized to process blocks rather than cells. This architecture allows large-scale changes to populate extremely quickly—most at a sub-second rate. All model changes are immediately reflected back to every user and models remain 100% consistent at any size.

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Create robust, actionable plans quickly and accurately, regardless of data volume
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Connect workspaces and models to architect enterprise-sized scenarios
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Adapt fast and model potential changes at sub-second speeds
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Enjoy 100% consistency across the business
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Incorporate an unlimited number of concurrent users
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Model a single use case or easily scale and connect use cases to plan more complex decisions
“Historically, Unilever’s large product volumes and robust offerings in individual markets made capturing and analyzing all relevant data in a single environment complex. Anaplan’s HyperModeling™ capabilities aggregate our large data sets in one model, making it easier to analyze trends, spot opportunities, and create agile forecasts for all products in the market.”
– Meenakshi Chhajer, Supply Chain IT Lead, Unilever

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