Forbes Global 2000 companies and hyper-growth enterprises sign with Anaplan–the Planning Cloud
San Francisco – February 25, 2015 – Anaplan today announced highlights for its fiscal 2015 ending January 31, 2015. The company reported that bookings increased at a growth rate of 230% over that period, which represents 2.1 times more bookings than the previous two years combined. These results were fueled by a 91% growth in customers¹.
“We’ve met the demand for a reinvention of business planning that cuts the number crunching and gives people their time back. Forbes Global 2000 corporations and hyper-growth enterprises like Splunk (US: SPLK), Informatica Corporation (US: INFA), EAT (UK), and Zalora (SG) have embraced our in-memory platform because it allows their teams to plan, collaborate, and act in real time,” said Anaplan CEO Frederic Laluyaux.
Laluyaux also highlighted HP as a customer tapping into its potential with the help of Anaplan’s Territory and Quota Planning app, a version of which is now available in Anaplan’s App Hub. The App Hub, which was launched in 2014, is changing the way enterprise apps are built and deployed across Finance, Sales, Operations, and Human Resources. Companies can rapidly get going with pre-built apps designed for specific verticals by industry experts that leverage the best practices learned from companies like HP.
“Anaplan plays a crucial role in our efforts to transform the applications and solutions that drive HP,” said Bob Slaby, Vice President, HP Sales Operations. “We’re using Anaplan for highly effective planning and scenario analysis, and we’re delivering goals to our global sales force faster than we ever have. The simulations we run in Anaplan give us insights into where we should focus our sales teams for the best results–impossible when the data sat in disconnected spreadsheets around the world.”
Anaplan has always been strong in Finance, but industry watchers are noticing the impact Anaplan is making across Sales, Operations, and HR. “There is definitive market momentum for new, cloud-based business planning solutions. We’ve seen the rise of inquiries over the past six months,” said R “Ray” Wang, principal analyst and CEO, Constellation Research. “Users are looking for consumer experiences with enterprise-class capabilities. The result is demand for entirely new experiences in the way planning is executed for some of the world’s largest companies.”
Fiscal 2015 Highlights Include:
- Customer base now extends across 20 countries
- Doubled users to 35,000+ globally
- Raised $100M in financing in May 2014.
- Named a “Visionary” in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Sales Performance Management (SPM) published in January, 20152.
- Opened new offices in Australia, Russia, and Malaysia, expanding Anaplan’s office network to 13 locations in 10 countries, and increased the Anaplan team from 140 to 325 employees.
- Expanded Anaplan’s Hub Conference in 2014 from two cities to five globally. In 2015, there will be nine Hub Conferences.
Anaplan is the planning cloud for Finance, Sales, Operations and HR. We built our platform from the ground up to empower you to plan, collaborate, and act—in real time. Anaplan enables you to deploy easy-to-use applications to solve complex planning challenges across your organization. Stay ahead of critical business events, rapidly model potential impacts, and course correct on-the-fly. 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
1. For the period spanning January 31, 2014 through January 31, 2015
2. Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Sales Performance Management” by Tad Travis, January 6, 2015.