Pandora Wins 2013 Ventana Research Leadership Award for Using Anaplan

Anaplan also named an OnDemand Top 100 Winner by AlwaysOn

San Francisco, CA – May 21, 2013 – Anaplan, the fastest-growing provider of cloud-based modeling and planning solutions for sales, finance and operations, today announced that Pandora, an Anaplan customer, is a winner of the 8th Annual 2013 Ventana Research Leadership Awards. Ventana Research gave Pandora its award for Business Collaboration, highlighting the company’s use of Anaplan as a comprehensive modeling platform for financial planning and analytics.

“Anaplan is great – really responsive and customer-oriented, with a deep background in planning,” said Jared Waterman, Director of Financial Planning and Analysis at Pandora. “They understand the challenges we’re facing and are have developed a unique technology to solve our problems. We’re extremely pleased with what Anaplan has helped us accomplish. This award is a reflection of the strength and success of our partnership.”

Ventana Research evaluated the nominations based on cutting-edge use of information and technology, development of best practices, the degree of team involvement, and overall business impact and value. The awards will be presented at the Ventana Research Business Technology Leadership Summit on May 29th and 30th, at the Hyatt Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco. For a full list of the Ventana Research Leadership winners, visit http://www.ventanaresearch.com/awards/.

Anaplan was also selected by AlwaysOn as one of the OnDemand Top 100 winners in the category of Business Management Application Software. Inclusion in the OnDemand 100 signifies leadership among peers and game-changing approaches and technologies that are likely to disrupt existing markets and entrenched players.

“Anaplan is transforming business management by enabling enterprises to model and plan their operations in new ways. Anaplan technology allows companies to do analysis on likely future scenarios so they can always be one step ahead of change,” said CEO of Anaplan Fred Laluyaux. “We’re very pleased to be recognized by AlwaysOn for this award, further validating our product innovation, vision and industry impact.”

The OnDemand 100 winners were selected from among hundreds of other technology companies nominated by investors, bankers, journalists, and industry insiders. Anaplan and the OnDemand Top 100 companies were honored at AlwaysOn’s OnDemand event on May 20-21, 2013, at Hewlett-Packard’s Executive Briefing Center in Palo Alto, California. A full list of all the OnDemand 100 winners is available at: http://aonetwork.com/announcing-the-2013-ondemand-100-top-private-companies/.

About Anaplan
Anaplan is a cloud-based, in-memory modeling and planning platform for finance, sales, and operations. Its applications enable business users across organizations to intuitively and dynamically test and operationalize their plans, manage complex multi-dimensional models, collaborate across functions and regions, and share insights and content via the built-in community.

Anaplan and its partners have introduced a series of packages for finance, marketing, operations, human resources, as well as a complete sales performance management application suite, which includes quota, territory and commissions management, real-time quote, and price optimization.

Anaplan is funded by Granite Ventures, Shasta Ventures and Meritech Capital Partners. Anaplan was awarded the Gartner Cool Vendor Award in 2012 and Ventana Research Technology Operational Innovation Award for Sales Management in 2012. To learn more about Anaplan, please visit http://www.anaplan.com or on twitter: @anaplan.