Category: Thought Leadership

Managed Services Myths: Busted

Myth 1: Once you “go live,” sit back and relax – you’re done. Fact: Your integration project may be completed at the moment — and by all means take time and celebrate your achievement! But just don’t plan on stopping. You now have a live enterprise system. This means adding and removing users, rolling out…
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Making Managed Services Easy

Now that you and the team have clinked champagne glasses to celebrate your go-live, what’s next? Your work isn’t done just because you’ve launched. In fact, the hard slog is just beginning. You have a few choices on how to approach the years and years of continued work to refine, improve, and evolve your project.…
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Anaplan vs EPBCS: What You Need to Know

Both Oracle Enterprise Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service and Anaplan are cloud planning solutions built to fit the needs of financial planning and analysis (FP&A) teams – but the similarities end there. With so many differences in features and functionality, how do you determine which solution best fits the needs of your business? Whether you’re…
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Four Reasons to Standardize your Planning with Anaplan

  Author: Jay Laabs After 20+ years in the Enterprise Planning space plus running a business unit of a public company and advising hundreds of companies, I believe that Anaplan’s vision of Connected Planning is a badly needed fresh view on how to streamline forward looking decision making for the following reasons: Utilizing a platform…
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Three Things You Need to Know About Personal Dashboards

Author: Mitchell Aist There’s a new Anaplan feature that offers more in depth and customized analysis and grants users the flexibility they’ve been craving: Personal Dashboards. With this new found freedom comes greater responsibility for Administrators and Model Builders to manage their user base and set expectations. To get the most value out of Personal…
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Modern Planning and the Shifting Landscape of Higher Education

Authors: John Beringer and Sam Kubek The landscape of higher education, once reliably stable, is seeing increased volatility. Changes in funding, budget and scrutiny into how money is spent put increased emphasis on transparency and planning across the organization. Universities are measuring performance at an increasingly granular level- not just by school or even an…
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Anaplan: HSF Replacement

Are you a current Hyperion Strategic Finance (HSF) owner considering migrating your application to the cloud? For years HSF was considered the leader for Finance organizations that wanted a feature-rich modeling tool to analyze both what-if scenarios as well as complex treasury capabilities.  With the move to the cloud, HSF has failed to keep pace…
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How Price Sensitivity Impacts Your Business

Author: Kyle Rish Data is more important than ever, so to maintain a competitive edge, companies are looking for innovative ways to leverage information. In the food and beverage industry, price and seasonality are key drivers in volume and revenue, but insight into pricing sensitivity and demand impact can be limited due to capabilities, disconnected…
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Time Ranges: What Model Builders Need to Know

Author: Matt Carlson Time Ranges, aka Time Subsets, is one of the more exciting recent Anaplan updates. Located in the time section of the cog wheel, Time Ranges are customizable time scales that can be created and used within the same model, separate from the Model Calendar.  This gives model builders time dimension flexibility that,…
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Data Validation in a Data Hub

Author: Aaron Overfors Your Anaplan Data Hub is the lynchpin for your entire application’s effectiveness, so it’s critical that the data is accurate, up-to-date, and appropriately structured. This way the data is in a readily-consumable format and gives your users confidence they’re working with the correct data. The first time you’re able to see the…
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