Anaplan And Esteemed Client To Provide Thought Leadership At IE’s Third Annual Financial Forecasting & Analytics Innovation Summit

Speakers to Discuss Next Generation Self-Service Technologies as the New Standard in Performance Management

SAN FRANCISCO September 13, 2012 – Anaplan, the company revolutionizing enterprise performance management, announced that they will join with their client, Aaron’s, Inc., to speak on New Standard in Performance Management at the Third Annual IE. FP&A Innovation Summit being held September 13-14, 2012 at the InterContinental Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts.

New Standard in Performance Management will provide conference attendees with insight into how next generation technologies enable enterprises to align, analyze and optimize their businesses at finer levels of granularity, with more agility, and at a lower cost, than ever before. The presentation will feature examples of how Aaron’s, the national leader in the sales and lease ownership and specialty furniture, manages complexity of planning across 1800+ direct and franchise retail outlets with the help of the Anaplan Performance Cloud™.

“The IE.’s FP&A Innovation Summit in Boston is our hallmark event, bringing innovative thought leaders from across the globe,” said Josie King, founder and Managing Director of IE. a division of CFO Publishing LLC. “We are excited to have Anaplan and Aaron’s speak to our executive financial audience. Thanks to their shared experience and success in the EPM marketplace, they demonstrate the quality of thought leadership we consistently strive to attract and that our attendees have come to expect.”

Delivered over two days, the IE. Summit features a unique environment that facilitates the discussion of emerging technologies, new ideas, best practice keynotes and breakout sessions with high-level peers. Headquartered in London, IE. is a highly entrepreneurial business-to-business multichannel media brand focused on the information needs of Senior Finance, Operations, Planning, and Strategy, Decision Support & Advanced Analytics executives. The IE.’s Financial Forecasting & Planning events have grown in stature in recent years, prompting acclaim from within the industry. The previous year’s event saw a (ninety eight percent) excellent rating by those who attended and continues to receive glowing testimonials from major players in the industry. For more information, please visit: and follow #FPABTN on Twitter.

About Anaplan
Anaplan is revolutionizing business analytics with cross-functional performance management applications that change the way enterprises plan, analyze, and improve their business. The Anaplan Performance Cloud™ combines the agility of spreadsheets with the power of traditional enterprise applications in a 100% cloud platform. It enables people to transform business complexity into intuitive models, collaborate, and act in real-time to create immediate business value. Anaplan is funded by Granite Ventures and Shasta Ventures and was awarded Gartner Cool Vendor Award in 2012.

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About IE.:
IE. is an independent business-to-business multi-channel media brand focused on the information needs of Senior Finance, Operations, Planning, Strategy, Decision Support & Advanced Analytics executives. Products include IE.Summits, IE.Finance, IE.Analytics, IE.Operations, IE.Strategy, IE.Membership and IE.Insights. Whether it’s delivered online, or in person, everything IE produces reflects the company’s unshakeable belief in the power of information to spur innovation.

About Anaplan
Anaplan is driving a new age of connected planning. Large and fast-growing organizations use Anaplan’s cloud platform in every business function to make informed decisions and drive faster, more effective planning processes. Anaplan also provides support, training, and planning transformation advisory services. Anaplan is a privately held company based in San Francisco with 16 offices and over 150 expert partners worldwide. To learn more, visit