Anaplan is the enterprise planning cloud company. Anaplan brings together an unrivalled planning and modelling engine, collaboration in the cloud and a simple interface for business users. Anaplan customers can choose from over 100 pre-built planning apps from the Anaplan App Hub or easily build their own apps.
In the era of digital transformation, executives urgently want to become numbers-driven in the strategic and tactical decisions they make. But they are stuck using technologies that were designed 30 or more years ago in another era where today's business challenges didn't exist. Fast-growing and large, global companies are deploying Anaplan into every area of their business - including Finance, Sales, Marketing, HR, Supply Chain, Operations, and IT - because Anaplan's platform and apps enable a radically new approach to how businesses plan, execute, simulate changes and rapidly course-correct their operations.
Anaplan's ground-breaking, cloud-based business planning and modelling platform is powered by our patented HyperblockTM in-memory technology that manages trillions of cells and thousands of users across innumerable planning scenarios.
The flexibility and scalability of the Anaplan platform is augmented by the Anaplan App Hub - the first-ever App Community for enterprise planning - where customers can choose from more than 100 pre-built planning apps that span planning scenarios across the entire business built by both partners and the Anaplan community.
In 2006, Anaplan's chief architect and CTO, Michael Gould, recognized that the existing vendor architecture simply could not support the next generation of planning software. Michael left his job to realize his vision - a planning platform that optimizes the latest computing transformations: in-memory computing, 64 bit multi-core processing, database innovation and SaaS delivery.
Two years later, Michael brought the best features of three architectures together - cube, columnar database, and cell-based. Anaplan's patented Hyperblock™ technology enables a single modelling environment for entire organizations and the ability to recalculate massive models at spreadsheet-like speed.
Anaplan's market disruption and hyper-growth continues with over 60,000 users of Anaplan at 400+ customers across 20+ countries. The industry has taken note and Mary Meeker featured Anaplan as an enterprise company to watch in her annual 'Internet Trends 2015' report. Anaplan was also named a "Visionary" in two Gartner Magic Quadrants1 -- Sales Performance Management and Corporate Performance Management2.
In early 2016, Anaplan's growth momentum was bolstered by $90 million in funding that is being used to fulfill increasing global demand for its cloud-based business planning and modelling platform.
1 Gartner "Magic Quadrant for Sales Performance Management" by Tad Travis, January 6, 2015
2 Gartner "Magic Quadrant for Corporate Performance Management Suites" by Christopher Iervolino and John E. Van Decker, April 2, 2015.
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A new era in planning across the enterprise For many companies, the spreadsheet was (and still is) king - the tool of choice for easy and flexible planning. But the reign of the spreadsheet came not without its share of problems and complexity. Fortunately, we have since entered a new era of cloud-based business planning, with new apps to overcome the complex, slow and disconnected planning process still plaguing many organizations. Companies today can now drive the future of their business - within and across departments at the strategic, tactical, and operational levels - without having to compromise on usability, flexibility, ease of model changes, and the speed to assess the impact of planning scenarios. Anaplan’s unique platform plays a major role in a company’s battle against planning complexity by eliminating reliance on countless spreadsheets and standalone applications.
Bringing planning ownership back to Finance At Anaplan, we’ve seen demand for the Anaplan planning and modeling platform soar to unprecedented levels within the insurance sector. Four primary business challenges for finance leaders in this sector are stimulating this demand: cost reduction, regulatory pressure, data explosion, and digital strategy.
The need for speed Consistency, accuracy and cross-functional collaboration are essential for today’s business modellers and planners. Getting real-time insights via an in-memory calculation engine, however, was the initial motivation for establishing Anaplan according to founder and chief technology officer Michael Gould.