Anaplan Launches Community Site To Foster Citizen Centered Development

Anaplan announces an effective solution that allows customers from across the globe to collaborate and uncover ideas and interact with peers.

SAN FRANCISCO, July 19, 2012 – Anaplan, the global leader of integrated enterprise management applications, today announced it has launched a new community website for their global network of customers and citizen developers.

Anaplan is disrupting the enterprise market with its revolutionary cloud-based technology, enabling in-memory processing of very large and complex data volumes at the speed of thought. And now Anaplan has taken the revolution one step further by empowering the customer base with community knowledge and the ability to operate outside of the scope of enterprise IT to create new business applications for corporate consumption. The new site features extensive documentation, a model library, live TV Channel, live chat with other Anaplanners, as well as contributions from our user forum.

“The new Anaplan Community really speaks to the heart of Anaplan and our mission to empower the customer with a platform that truly allows for business self-service”, said Simon Tucker, Chief Adoption Officer at Anaplan. “This is an exciting addition to our already world-class Customer Success Platform that customers continue to enjoy such as live chat, live telephone support, ‘virtual’ Anaplan Guru meetings and rich on-line help. The Anaplan Community will truly empower our users to find answers to virtually any question, day or night.”

The Community is structured with multilevel access:

Customers are now able to access a robust suite of development tools, engage in social sharing, speak to Anaplan Guru’s and gather data for their unique organizational needs.
Partners will be set up with tools that will allow them to interact directly with their customers sharing timely information and solutions with the new community.
Employees are now afforded more ways to engage and connect with our ecosystem of customers on a real-time basis.

Now end users can design, build and deploy rich operational business models via shared data held in their Anaplan Hub, and collaborate with users and the rich information that surrounds them in the Anaplan community portal. Additional enhancements to the Anaplan Community site will continue as new features like an enhanced Partner Portal roll out later this summer.

About Anaplan

Anaplan is a global leader in integrated enterprise performance, providing elastic cross-functional planning that dramatically changes the way large enterprises plan and manage their business. Anaplan’s revolutionary enterprise platform allows business users to rapidly build and maintain strategic, operational and business planning models in days not months. For the first time business users can respond in real time to changing competitive and organizational landscapes without resorting to traditional IT or consulting dependencies. Anaplan is funded by Granite Ventures and Shasta Ventures and was awarded Gartner Cool Vendor Award in 2012 in Finance and Procurement.