Anaplan For Finance

Steer business performance by connecting data, people, and plans across FP&A

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The State of Connected Planning

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Transform Finance with real-time decision-making.
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The State of Connected Planning

We surveyed 1,000+ businesses to investigate how leading organizations accelerate business value through Connected Planning.

See our findings >

Connected Planning for Finance

Disruption is now an expected course of business. Traditional planning is often slow, error-prone, and fragmented, and adopting finance best practices such as driver-based, rolling forecasts and zero-based budgeting is difficult. Anaplan for Finance, a cloud-native platform, is different. It connects people, plans, and data across finance—and even across your organization—to let you make the right decisions quickly.
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Less than twelve months breakeven

With the Anaplan platform, finance teams say goodbye to aggregating spreadsheets and rigid tools and hello to value-added analysis, better management decisions, and collaboration throughout the entire business. Adopting a Connected Planning approach in finance aligns corporate objectives with financial plans that are linked to market events and operational tactics, resulting in finance transformation that accelerates business value.

Enterprise financial planning

Financial Planning and Analysis Software Use Cases

Planning, Budgeting, and Forecasting

Deliver timely, reliable budgets, forecasts, analyses, and reports for better and faster decision-making.

Specialty
Planning

Create profitability and pricing models, automate cost management practices, and implement unlimited finance use cases that can all seamlessly connect back to central finance.

Operational
Planning

Link strategy to execution and accelerate response time by connecting financial and operational plans, such as capital expenditure plans to facility plans.

The new reality in Finance

New dynamics are impacting CFOs’ ability to execute strategy. From regulatory changes around cyber security, data privacy, and financial reporting, to volatility and uncertainty due to shifts in economic, fiscal, monetary, and trade policies, to digital disruption and business model innovation, today’s finance teams are under increasing pressure to anticipate and react with greater speed and agility.
Regulatory environment
  • New cybersecurity/information security regulations
  • Higher levels of transparency
  • Focus on corporate governance
Volatility and uncertainty
  • Economic, fiscal, and monetary policy
  • Geopolitical risk
  • Globalization and demographic shifts
  • Changes to currency and financial institutions
Digital disruption and business model innovation
  • New digital technologies (e.g., machine learning, blockchain)
  • Digital disruption across many industries
  • Changing nature of transactions (e.g., mobile payments)
  • Partnering for speed

The future of decision making in Finance

Finance leaders need to invest equally in operational efficiency to create fast, reliable decision processes, and business partnering to deliver stronger business insight for management decision-making. Anaplan for Finance provides FP&A teams with a business self-service, cloud-native planning, analysis, and reporting solution for real-time decision-making.

Using Anaplan, financial analysts adjust planning, analysis, and reporting models quickly to include changing business conditions without relying on IT. Anaplan’s flexible modeling capabilities enable finance organizations to automate, structure, and connect a range of financial and operational use cases so that they can steer business performance more effectively.

Finance Chart

Transform decision making with Anaplan

The Anaplan platform transforms finance by connecting data, people, and plans within finance and across the enterprise. Using Anaplan, organizations anticipate performance gaps with greater lead time, analyze root causes by drilling down into dimensionally rich financial and operational data, assess the impact of alternative courses of actions quickly, and enable more effective decision-making and execution.
Finance Diagram

Additional solutions

  • Marketing resource management
  • Marketing performance management
  • Project portfolio management
  • Succession planning
  • Workforce capacity planning

The Connected Planning difference

Dynamic

Plan in a dynamic, continuous way by measuring, monitoring, drilling deep into root causes, performing “what-if” analysis and re-forecasting in real-time.

Collaborative

From the head office to the shop floor, finance can collaborate with all departments across the enterprise to align objectives with operational tactics and financial plans.

Intelligent

Drive intelligent decisions with predictive analytics that leverage historical data and external information in real-time to optimize your forecast.

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The bottom line: Zero-based budgeting

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The bottom line: Rolling forecasts

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Innovation in finance

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“With Anaplan, our departments now have the actual decisions in their hands, not just one-dimensional data cells from a spreadsheet.”

- Andrew DeGennaro,
Financial Analyst, Booking.com

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“The finance team is able to advise the business with integrity and build trust with executive leadership.”

- Eleanor Thornhill,
Head of Online Financial Strategy and Performance, Satsuma

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“We’re able to link up different teams using the same data source.”

- Andrew Dinwiddie,
Head of Zero-Based Budgeting, RSA Group

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