A Connected Planning platform which promotes real-time business performance improvement with supply chain management, marketing, and sales modules.

Product Overview

Anaplan Connected Planning platform helps companies improve business performance in real-time. The cloud-based platform connects real-time data, people, and plans across your business. Modules offer functionality in sales, supply chain planning, marketing, IT, and workforce management.

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. The powerful in-memory engine, Hyperblock, supports detailed and complex planning models.


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


  • Pricing is on the high end
  • No embedded ETL tools in base plan
  • Specific pricing details unavailable from developer

Target Market

Large enterprises, particularly those in sales, operations, and finance. There are solutions for retail, manufacturing, technology, and financial industries.

About Anaplan

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

  • 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

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

Anaplan for Marketing

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

Anaplan for IT

  • 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

  • Comprehensive Planning and Decision-Making: Anaplan’s cloud-based platform facilitates extensive planning and decision-making across all areas of a business. It connects data, people, and plans, enabling connected planning at any scale, from specific business units to enterprise-wide applications.
  • Data-Driven Insights: Anaplan goes beyond traditional BI and EPM systems, offering a powerful modeling engine. This tool allows managers to analyze historical performance data and forecast future scenarios, providing a comprehensive view for informed decision-making.
  • Collaborative Planning: The platform supports large-scale collaborative planning, offering metadata-level views and real-time updates on plan changes. It features robust security and access controls, ensuring safe and effective collaboration.
  • Advanced Modeling Capabilities: Anaplan’s Hyperblock technology is a highly flexible and powerful in-memory engine, facilitating detailed planning models using extensive data, including transaction-level information. This allows for high-fidelity planning.
  • Business-Driven Innovation with IT Governance: Anaplan balances the needs of business users and IT departments. Its cloud platform includes ALM and advanced security for IT governance while enabling business users to create and manage models efficiently with minimal IT support. The platform is particularly user-friendly for those familiar with Microsoft Excel, streamlining day-to-day operational management.

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User Reviews of Anaplan

Submitted on February 4th, 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 4th, 2022 by Kerry Small

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

Submitted on February 4th, 2022 by Maxime Firth

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