Anaplan for finance
Transform Financial Planning and Analysis
Steer business performance
by connecting data, people, and plans
As organizations steer business performance through increasing volatility and uncertainty, one thing is certain: FP&A teams can’t afford to be trapped in lengthy planning cycles or lose valuable time collecting, validating, and consolidating data and spreadsheets.
Don’t let slow, error-prone, and disconnected planning, budgeting, and forecasting (PB&F) processes be a drag on business performance. Adapt to changing business conditions with best-of-breed PB&F technology that helps you plan to the rhythm of your business, rather than suffering inflexible legacy solutions that constrain you to the limits of a tool.
With Anaplan for Planning, Budgeting, and Forecasting, PB&F looks different—because it is different. Its cloud-native platform enables you to automate and structure manual, spreadsheet processes to create timely and reliable plans, analyses, and reports. With Connected Planning software, finance can put time back on the clock—providing decision-makers with stronger, prompt, and reliable insight.
Fast, flexible modeling and enterprise readiness for finance
Increase speed and staff leverage by automating and structuring manual, spreadsheet, and legacy IT processes. Automate data interfaces, update budget models quickly, centrally manage versions, leverage workflow to automate reviews and submittals, perform “what-if” analysis, and create management reports quickly.
With flexible, business self-service modeling and real-time calculations across deep hierarchies and multiple dimensions, the Anaplan cloud platform streamlines complex budgeting involving hundreds of cost centers.
With the Anaplan platform, you can anticipate performance gaps between forecasts, targets, and actuals, analyze root causes by slicing and dicing multidimensional data to spot trends, assess the impact of alternative courses of action, and enable effective decision-making.
With flexible, business self-service modeling and real-time calculations across deep hierarchies and multiple dimensions, the Anaplan cloud platform makes forecasting a dynamic, reliable performance management process.
Shape the future by translating strategies into corporate objectives linked to growth initiatives, investment strategies, and market events. Analyze the impact of alternative scenarios on funding requirements and business outcomes. Optimize business models, product lines, and operational capabilities with ease and confidently execute your business strategy in today’s dynamic business environment.
With the Anaplan platform, you own strategic planning and drive stronger collaboration with the business, all without relying on IT. Apply best practices to evaluate market opportunities, and let advanced analytics turn risk and uncertainty into clear, confident strategies.
- Detailed revenue planning by product, customer or channel
- Tackle a range of revenue models from subscription, to run-rate, opportunity, and project-based
- Leverage sales forecasts and operational models to drive revenue
- Quickly get the answer to, “what if?”
Operating expense (OPEX)
- Delineate and assign fixed and variable costs
- Perform complex allocations across multiple dimensions
- Model operational cost drivers
- Understand which costs are directly contributing to the top line
- Accurately report workforce, lease, and marketing spending
Capital Expenditure (CAPEX)
- Automate the justification and approval process
- Model project structures, time frames, resources, funding requirements, and expected benefits
- Quickly assess the impact on P/L, balance sheet and cash flow projections
- Make more reliable capital investment decisions
Planning, budgeting, and forecasting use cases
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“Understanding the impact of scenarios on our business performance is a critical component of long-term success.”
- Eleanor Thornhill,
Head of Online Financial Strategy and Performance, Satsuma
“We don’t like constraints—if we see a better way to do something, we want to be able to change it. That’s one of the reasons why the flexibility of the Anaplan platform stuck out for us.”
- Chiara Guglielmetti,
FP&A Manager, Booking.com