Accelerate Decision Making with Connected Planning


  • Connected Planning platform
  • Hyperblock modeling and calculation engine
  • Hyperblock™ modeling and calculation engine
  • Unified cloud-based software
  • Fast reactions to demand changes
  • Effectively monitors precisely defined KPIs
  • Enables collaborative planning


  • Pricing is on the high end
  • No embedded ETL tools in base plan

About Anaplan

Anaplan Connected Planning platform helps businesses turn response time to real time. The leading platform provider helps connect data, people, and plans across your business.

Large and fast-growing organizations use Anaplan’s planning platform in every business function to make informed decisions and drive faster, more effective planning processes. Connected Planning will connect every facet of your company, from sales, finance, supply chain, IT, marketing, workforce, and more.

Anaplan Solutions and Features

The Anaplan platform gives you the power and flexibility to plan for any area of your business, enabling collaborative decision-making to drive improved business performance across the organization.

Anaplan for Finance

Build financial plans and orchestrate performance with speed, precision, and true collaboration.

  • Strategic Planning
  • Planning, Budgeting, and Forecasting
  • Revenue Planning
  • Workforce Planning
  • CAPEX Planning
  • Financial Consolidation
  • Tax and Treasury
  • Reporting and Analysis

Anaplan for Sales

Deliver on-time sales plans while increasing compensation, quota, and forecast accuracy.

  • Sales Capacity
  • Account Segmentation and Scoring
  • Territory Planning
  • Quota Planning
  • Deal Desk
  • Sales Forecasting
  • Incentive Compensation

Anaplan for Supply Chain

Improve margins, increase customer satisfaction, and profitably align to changing market opportunities.

  • Sales and Operations Planning
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Demand Planning
  • Supply Planning
  • Product and Sales Forecasting
  • Supply Chain Finance
  • Trade Promotions Planning
  • Distribution Requirements Planning

Anaplan for Workforce

Align your people plans to operational goals to support business results.

  • Workforce
  • Headcount and Cost Planning
  • Workforce Capacity Planning
  • Succession Planning
  • Compensation and Equity Planning
  • Workforce Optimization, including Call Center
  • Onboarding Planning

Anaplan for Marketing

Increase the efficiency and effectiveness of your marketing plan, performance, and spend.

  • Account Segmentation and Scoring
  • Marketing Resource Management
  • Marketing Performance Management
  • Trade Promotion Planning
  • Market Share and Growth Forecasting

Anaplan for IT

Drive agile IT planning and project execution across your business.

  • Agile Implementation
  • ABC Shared Services Allocations
  • Agile Planning
  • Project Plan Capacity Analysis
  • Business Case Management
  • Project Planning
  • IT Financial Management and Cost Transparency
  • Business Management Scorecard
  • Facilities Management

Anaplan Platform Benefits

Benefits of the Anaplan Platform include:

Drive Faster and More Effective Planning and Decision-Making in Every Area of Your Business.

Anaplan’s cloud planning platform enables an organization to run virtually any planning process by connecting data, people, and plans in every part of a business. Connected planning can be achieved at any scale–from a single use case within one business unit to enterprise-wide connected planning across hundreds of processes, and everything in between. Anaplan’s platform is the most flexible, scalable, and collaborative cloud planning system in the world today.

The Best Data to Drive Informed Decisions.

Anaplan represents a game-changing leap beyond traditional business intelligence and enterprise performance management systems. Performance data about the past provides useful insights, but managers then quickly turn to the question “what should happen going forward?” Anaplan’s powerful modeling and calculation engine helps managers evaluate expected results from different decisions before acting upon them. This combination of backward-looking and forward-looking data is what is considered to be the “best data” for decision-making.

Modern Planning and Decision-Making Is Collaborative.

Anaplan’s platform provides large-scale collaborative planning and decision-making across complex processes. Metadata-level views of plans and the relationship between them enable the impacts of plan changes to ripple instantly to other affected areas of the business. Flexible role-based security levels ensure collaboration with confidence. Audit trail, model restore, and selective user access make it possible for safe and simultaneous planning in real time.

Unrivaled Modeling That Makes the Power of the Platform Come Together.

Anaplan’s platform boasts the world’s most powerful and flexible modeling and calculation engine, called Hyperblock. This in-memory engine enables the creation of detailed planning models that utilize all your data down to the transactional level (product SKU, stores, employees, etc.) for real-time impactful business decisions. Build plans to any level of granularity with many dimensions. You can think of it as “high-fidelity planning.”

Empower Business-Owned Innovation With Governance.

Anaplan’s cloud platform is a modern, secure architecture designed to satisfy the mutual needs of business users and the IT department. Native Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) and --industry-leading security features enable good governance for IT requirements, while business users are essentially self-sufficient in creating and maintaining models and planning processes. People experienced with Microsoft Excel are able to quickly learn Anaplan modeling, and operational managers can use simple interfaces to drive day-to-day their processes. The result is that large companies use Anaplan for complex enterprise-grade planning across thousands of users, with zero to minimal IT support required.

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User Reviews of Anaplan

Submitted on February 3rd, 2022 by RK Del Rosario

It used to take us five days to react to demand changes. Now, with Anaplan, it takes us less than five minutes to come up with the necessary adjustments in production.

Submitted on February 3rd, 2022 by Kerry Small

Anaplan helps us to see what’s possible with collaborative planning—within sales, and across Vodafone.

Submitted on February 3rd, 2022 by Maxime Firth

Thanks to precisely defined KPIs, we can effectively monitor activities and results at any level with Anaplan.