Anaplan for Specialty Finance Planning

Deliver stronger business insights

Connect specialty planning to central finance

Finance doesn’t need to dig deeper for better business insights—it needs to dig differently. Spreadsheets and legacy planning systems struggle to provide the necessary clarity, transparency, and visibility into data, and contribute to disconnected cost management practices that seldom align with central finance and the core planning, budgeting, and forecasting process. Anaplan for Specialty Planning offers businesses an escape from arduous, siloed technologies by enabling you to streamline manual, disjointed processes while connecting them back to central finance.

With Anaplan’s cloud-based platform, you can create profitability and pricing models, automate cost management practices, and adopt an unlimited range of specialty planning use cases that can connect to central finance and core FP&A processes. Plan to the rhythm of your business by accommodating specific business needs, adopting best practices, and delivering stronger insights that drive profitable growth, maximize cash flow, and address risk.

Create plans and analyses for any area of the business on a single cloud planning platform

Manage a single source of truth for planning within corporate finance and across the business

Build and own advanced financial models using modern planning methods

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Specialty Finance Planning Use Cases

Zero Based Budgeting

The Anaplan platform, a purpose-built, cloud-native solution, can enable, support, and execute effective zero-based budgeting (ZBB) methodology–a cost discipline that can help improve resource planning, employee engagement, and organizational collaboration. You can:

  • Set top-down targets
  • Increase visibility to your cost drivers from the bottom up
  • Leverage a platform that governs the process with workflow and collaboration

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Profitability Modeling

Collaborate with all departments across the enterprise to align objectives with operational tactics and financial plans. With Anaplan you can enable:

  • Product profitability
  • Customer profitability
  • Project profitability

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Pricing Analytics

Anaplan for Pricing Optimization and Analytics enables finance leaders to gain visibility into pricing decisions and see the impact across the organization in real-time. With a granular view, you can better understand both the internal and external factors affecting profitability. With Anaplan, you can:

  • Optimize pricing decisions
  • Maximize profitability
  • Gain market share

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“We now have deeper insights and can plan more collaboratively and strategically for the future—which has really improved how we work.”

- Chris Sharp,
Finance Director, Crown Prosecution Service

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“Anaplan is really one vision of the truth. You can look at it from all angles.”

- Alyson Lougheed,
Manager of Sales Compensation, TELUS

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“Our cost-price model used to be 100 spreadsheets. Now it is all in one model and everything is transparent.”

- Erik Alberts,
Controller, Nederlandse Spoorwegen

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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

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“Anaplan is really one vision of the truth. You can look at it from all angles.”

- Alyson Lougheed,
Manager of Sales Compensation, TELUS

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“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

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