Anaplan continues global expansion with Nordics launch
New Sweden office serves growing need for cloud-based modeling and planning
STOCKHOLM & SAN FRANCISCO – March 7, 2013 – Anaplan, the fast-growing provider of cloud-based modeling and planning solutions for finance and operations, today announced its launch in the Nordics with the opening of an office in Stockholm, Sweden and the appointment of veteran technology executive Thomas Anderberg as Managing Director of the Nordic region. With offices now established in the UK, France, and Sweden, Anaplan will continue to expand into additional international markets throughout the year.
“Our continued expansion in Europe sends a clear signal that Anaplan is serious about growing internationally,” said Anaplan CEO Fred Laluyaux. “Building upon our tremendous momentum in Europe and throughout the world, the opening of our new office in Sweden will allow us to provide deeper and more localized service to our customer base in Northern Europe.”
Thomas Anderberg, Anaplan’s new Managing Director of the Nordic region, brings more than 20 years experience in Enterprise Performance Management, including executive roles at Hyperion. Anderberg was one of the founders of Outlooksoft Nordics (acquired by SAP) and most recently held senior management positions at PWC in the SAP Enterprise Performance Management sector.
“With global demand for Anaplan solutions growing at a very fast pace, Stockholm is a logical base from which to address our Scandinavian market needs,” said Anderberg. “Our new Swedish office places Anaplan in the center of the financial and technology capital of Northern Europe, allowing us to serve our large Nordic customers in an even more localized manner.”
Anaplan has seen demand for its innovative cloud software grow rapidly, as new customers take advantage of its solutions to model and plan their businesses. In the last twelve months, large European firms like Kimberly-Clark Eastern Europe, Taylor Wimpey plc, Premier Farnell plc, and other European enterprises were added to an impressive list of North American customers including McAfee, Pandora, and HealthTrust.
In 2012, the company grew its customer base by 500% percent and revenues by 800% across the globe, and this month, the company closed a Series C venture capital funding round of $30 million led by Meritech Capital Partners.
Anaplan’s CEO Fred Laluyaux will be present at the formal opening of the Nordic office in Stockholm on Thursday, March 21. For more information about the opening and registration, please visit http://info.anaplan.com/20130321JoinAnaplaninStockholm_Registration.html.
Anaplan provides cloud-based modeling and planning solutions for sales, operations and finance. 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, improve margins, accelerate growth, or other, results are immediate and impactful.
In 2012, Anaplan introduced a complete suite of sales applications, including quota management, territory management, commissions management, and real-time quote and price optimisation, to create a holistic sales performance management solution.
Anaplan is funded by Granite Ventures, Shasta Ventures, and Meritech Capital Partners. Anaplan was awarded Gartner Cool Vendor Award in 2012 and Ventana Research Technology Operational Innovation Award for Sales Management in 2012.