Clickable Image Links
We would like to put an image on the UX dashboard, which can be clicked on to navigate to a specific link. Is this possible to do?
The Ultimate Guide to Creating Engaging Slides for International Men's Day
The Power of Visuals in Conveying the Message
In today's fast-paced world, effective communication is key, and when it comes to celebrating International Men's Day, creating engaging slides can play a crucial role in conveying your message. Visual elements not only capture attention but also enhance understanding and retention. To kickstart your presentation, consider using a free ppt template that aligns with the theme of International Men's Day. A quick online search for "Free presentation template of International Men’s Day" can yield a variety of options to suit your presentation style.
Choosing the Right Design Elements
Selecting the right design elements is essential to make your slides visually appealing and impactful. When exploring the vast array of free ppt templates available, focus on those that incorporate masculine colors, such as deep blues, greens, and earthy tones. Additionally, consider adding icons or graphics that represent the diversity and strength of men around the world. A well-designed template not only saves time but also ensures a polished and professional look for your International Men's Day presentation.
Crafting Compelling Content
Engaging slides go beyond just aesthetics; they need to deliver compelling content that resonates with your audience. Begin by outlining key points and statistics related to men's health, achievements, and the challenges they face. Use the selected free ppt template to organize this information in a visually appealing manner, incorporating bullet points, charts, and graphs. A well-structured presentation not only captures attention but also makes it easier for your audience to grasp the significance of International Men's Day.
Maximizing Impact with Animation and Transitions
To elevate your presentation to the next level, consider incorporating subtle animations and transitions into your slides. Many free ppt templates come equipped with these features, allowing you to add a dynamic element to your content. Whether it's a smooth transition between slides or a subtle animation highlighting key points, these effects can enhance engagement and keep your audience focused on the message you're conveying. Remember to use these features judiciously, ensuring they complement your content rather than overshadowing it.
In conclusion, celebrating International Men's Day through a well-crafted presentation involves more than just assembling a series of slides. It's about leveraging the power of visuals, choosing the right design elements, crafting compelling content, and maximizing impact with animations and transitions. Fortunately, the internet provides a wealth of resources, including free ppt templates and ppt templates free download options, making it easier than ever to create a presentation that not only captures attention but also effectively communicates the importance of recognizing and appreciating men's contributions to society.
As you embark on your International Men's Day presentation journey, take the time to explore the available templates, experiment with different design elements, and ensure your content is not only informative but also visually engaging. By following this ultimate guide, you'll be well-equipped to create a presentation that leaves a lasting impression and contributes to the meaningful celebration of International Men's Day.
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How to set automatic refresh when filter is updated to new value
As I was building the UX Pages and came across on roadblock wherein each time when I change country and segment in field card I had to refresh the page again to get new country and segment values.
Please requesting for inputs on how to set automatic refresh when I change the filter to new country and segment
Below is screenshot where I have changed My country? = Mexico
but both the grids are still showing US value. please need inputs on how automate this
User Dimension not Syncing on NUX Board
We are using users as a dimension to define custom Boolean enabled filters. In Classic UX, the user syncs to the user of the model and it all works fine. When publishing the same views to a Board in the NUX, the user does not sync, it remains on the user that the view was on when published regardless if "sync to page" is enabled for the user when published.
Is this a known issue?
Drive dimension selectors from undimensioned module
Is there a way to drive dimension selectors from a module that has no dimensionality?
I have 2 modules:
* Select Dimensions* no dimensionality, just line items that are formatted by dimensions entity and department, etc
* Income Statement * dimensioned by entity and department.
End-users would like to make entity and dept selections from the "Select Dimensions" and see the results in the Income Statement.
How do I link these two modules so whatever is selected in "Select Dimensions" drives the selectors in the Income Statement?
@Misbah @JaredDolich - do you have any ideas?
Dependent Dropdown Issue
I have built a dependent dropdown but its not functioning properly.
I have a hierarchy which follows the certain order: Entity>Segment>Product
Below is my segment hierarchy
Below are my line items which are list formatted
When I am selecting the top level of Entity, my segment dropdown is showing entity list and on selecting one entity from the list, its giving an error. Infact it should show that there are no items in the list
Is there a way where my segment list gets locked or shows no items when I am selecting the top level of entity?
L3 User Story 2.4
In L3 User Story 2.4 requires the comments to be seen by others. Who should see the comments? That Country Sales Manager's ?
and do we have to create a link or add an line item for comments associating with all accounts and then publish it do UX so end user can add comments along side of the accounts required.
confused on how go about.
Requesting to shred some light on the same is my understanding in the right direction.
Adding instructions to Line items
Curios to learn on how to add instructions to line items of module on UX Page.
Kindly requesting for your inputs on how to setup on UX.
Please refer to below screenshot for more information
REQUEST: Better handling of Top Context placement
It would be nice if the gap were the same, in either placement situation.
The one on the left ( bottom placement) is the preferable one.
Driver Line Item for Action Button
I have condition in card where user can input negative value.
But when the value is negative, the button will disable to click.
I have data Product as Context Selector, Time Period Month in Column, and Line Item to input Order Quantity Review in Row.
User will input number of order quantity review, but when the value is negative, the button will disable to click.
I create line item for driver in the same module with formula below:
IF 'Order Quantity (Review Input) >= 0 THEN TRUE ELSE FALSE
But when I applied this driver line item to action configuration, it only worked for Product A in Jan-24. Meanwhile, I want this driver line item to be worked on every Product that will be selected and for every month not only Jan-24.
Does anyone know how can I implement this?
REQUEST: better handling of the Link to a page option with Link style of “None” on Text Cards.
Currently the PB is able to set a Link style of “None” on Text Cards when setting a Link to a Page selection . But it just doesn’t “work.” IT will save. But the User isn't able to navigate with the Text card as the link isn't available.
I request that this scenario be handled in the same way it is for an Image Card.
REQUEST: better control over resetting column widths
Allow the PB to right-click on a Column in a Grid card and then select Reset width for just that column. Currently, if the PB wants only one column to resume auto-sizing, they have to click Reset widths for all Columns, losing any other column widths currently assigned.
Tips on role communication and building Anaplan models
Author: Chad Frantz is a Certified Master Anaplanner and Senior Consultant at Lionpoint Group.
It can be tempting when developing a new model in Anaplan to jump right into the technical aspects and start building to get all the benefits as quickly as possible. But one aspect of optimizing the modeling experience that can be overlooked is how important the perspective of each role can be.
Here I’d like to share a few tips and hopefully get the gears working earlier in the process to consider how these perspectives can be used to get the most out of models. Also, during 2022’s ACE presentations, there was a great conversation, “Model Builder Collaboration with UX Designers and End Users”. Definitely check that out if you’d like to review more on this topic.
There can be a variety of roles in each project. Not all projects will be the same and the roles may vary, or individuals may serve in multiple roles. For the sake of this conversation, we’ll focus on these three roles: model builder, UX designer (page builder), and end user.
The model builder will design the model using DISCO methodology to create the most effective and efficient version of the model possible so that the model takes in all the appropriate data and inputs to calculate the correct outputs.
The UX designer will design the pages with a focus on presentation and workflow so that end users clearly understand what is expected of them and they see the results in a way that makes sense for them to digest.
For the end user, this should mean a clear process in Anaplan that offers all the benefits without sacrificing functionality of the existing process.
In isolation, each of these roles may see a clear path to complete their objectives, but these paths may not always be the same. Collaboration and communication among the roles is crucial to hitting the optimal balance. Next, we’ll look at a few examples of how to achieve this during the model building process.
Tip #1: Communicate
Communication really is key to establishing a cohesive vision to build towards. Therefore, the first tip is to include all roles as early as possible during model development, preferably from the very early foundation stages. This way everyone has the same set of objectives and a shared vision of the end result. This should be maintained through the project with regular check in sessions for everyone to provide status updates and feedback.
Tip #2: Develop drafts
One way to establish this cohesive vision is to create drafts or wireframes of what the end result should look like. By working through this process before diving into development, it gives the end users a chance to share their expectations and also gives the model builders and UX designers a chance to offer suggestions to best utilize Anaplan’s functionality.
Perhaps the end users are new to Anaplan and are unfamiliar with tools such as forms or workflow that could improve on the existing process that the end user is using as a template for design. In addition, it gives the Anaplan build team a chance to better understand the current process and requirements to possibly offer suggestions on changes to the process that will allow for a more seamless experience in Anaplan. Transferring a process to Anaplan is a great opportunity to evaluate the process while building. Developing drafts gives the users more options to consider and developers a clearer picture of what is required.
Tip #3: Demo/test frequently
During development, another great way to engage the full team is to frequently demo/test elements of the build as it’s being built. Not only does this give the end users a chance to see their design live, but it gives them a chance to interact with it and provide valuable feedback.
End users may have liked the design in theory, but after getting hands-on experience, developed some thoughts for improvements or thought of other edge cases that might not fit. Or maybe the development team noticed some opportunities for improved presentation while building. Having frequent demo sessions and testing phases allows for this back and forth to happen while the topic is on the top of the teams’ mind and while it’s simpler to adjust for the developers. This iterative approach to development really adds a level of flexibility that results in a better end product and keeps users engaged throughout the whole process.
Another key point raised in the ACE presentation referenced above is the impact of the tell/show/tell system of demoing. In this method, the presenters explain what they are going to show, then show them what was described, and then recap again what was demonstrated. This method really helps to focus users on the specific topic at hand and therefore can provide more focused and valuable feedback rather than getting lost in the larger process or on a parallel process.
I hope that this article provides useful information to help other Anaplanners focus their build and design as a collaborative team starting at the earliest stages of development and please do check out the ACE recording for more information.
Questions? Leave a comment!
How are you configuring workflow?
Hi Anaplanners - I am in search of process improvements to workflow. Who's willing to share their success with establishing workflow for approvals that encompass some derivative of:
* required date field
* required approve OR reject field
* email notification submission
* submission button
Key considerations are: user friendliness for approvers who aren't in the plattform regularly, intuitive steps/instructions, etc.
Actual to Forecast Line Chart Format
Looking to create a simple line chart where I can view actuals in one colour followed by other versions in a separate colour.
I would like to see actuals transition into forecast / budget starting from where actuals end and continuing into future time periods.
This should be a simple formatting issue but I am stuck!!
UX Page action button and Grid Data
I have been working on creation of the group wherein employees roll up to a particular super group below are the 2 Screenshot in detail.
Below is when enter all the details and click on action called "Create Super Group" the new employee with its Super Group code is added to the below Grid that is SG and SG Members.
However, I would really want to understand on once I run the action Create Super Group and it is executed then I want a fresh Grid with no data in Grid : Create Super Group and its should be with no data to enter new data and super groups
I understand we have to create a Process and add 2 actions however my humble request is to obtain some details on how to proceed for it
"Reset" on UX Page
When a user clicks on the reset button, the ux page should reset any sort, filters, or pivots that are directly applied to a grid.
UX Page cells data alignment
I have published a Grid card on the UX page and I want the cell data to be centered in alignment as you can see in below image it is towards right corner and really want to know where to explore on these alignment options.
Below is the screenshot of the grid card
As I understand this is a basic function however, facing a roadblock in finding the option. Kindly requesting for your inputs on how to proceed.
Let's talk about images, are you using icons in your pages? I'm interested in your feedback on the topics below:
* What's your favorite source for finding images or icons?
* How are you hosting your images? Do you leverage internal systems like Box or SharePoint, or do you use free websites like Imgur? If you leverage internal systems like SharePoint, did you have to overcome any security challenges like the user having to be logged into SharePoint to see the images in Anaplan?
* How are you using icons in your pages?
Feel free to share any tips or tricks, best practices, or considerations when using visuals.
Level 2 Sprint 3 3.4.4 Activity: Create Stock Exceptions Review UX Page - SKU Product detail
While Creating UX page as per instruction I have problem with 3rd view
How Can I get Stock exeption at product SKU level , where as my module has Product Family ?
My Module is
Looking for AppHub users to participate in a user research study
Anaplan's User Experience Research team is looking for model builders with experience using the App Hub to participate in an upcoming research study. In this study, you will discuss your experiences with App Hub and Partner Based Solutions. This study will take place between February 7th and February 11th, and the sessions will last for approximately one hour. Participants will receive a gift card of 50 USD (or equivalent in your local currency) as a thank you for your time if your company policies allow you to receive this.
Sign up for a session here: https://apphubpartnersolutions.youcanbook.me/
If there is no availability for you due to time differences, please let us know, and we will try to work with you to find a time that will fit your schedule.
Anaplan Research Team
Model Builders: Help us shape the future of the modeling experience!
Anaplan's User Experience Research team is looking to understand how model builders are currently creating modules. Your response will help us build out the modeling experience in the new UX.
Please complete this short (less than 10-minute) independent exercise to provide your expertise.
Anaplan Mobile users: Earn $150 and improve the experience
We’re inviting current users of the Anaplan mobile app to share details about their experiences. We are looking for business users, not model builders, so please forward this on to your colleagues if needed.
This two-week research study involves completing a series of four brief tasks in the Anaplan mobile app and a final 30-minute virtual session to discuss your overall experience.
In appreciation of your participation, you’ll receive a $150 e-gift card, per your company’s policy.
Sign up today. We look forward to hearing from you!
New UX Board Combination Charts
Hello - I have a few questions around the Combination Chart in the new UX:
1) Is there a way to show only one of the data labels in a combo chart in the New UX? a lot of data labels are overlapping each other and it looks like a mess. I tried manually updating the scale, but then the scale doesn't look right when I make different selections. Being able to only have one data label would be really helpful.
2) s there a way to make the font bigger than the 'Large' setting/select font size similar to the way you can in excel? The 'Large' data label is still small for me to see when showing larger amounts of data. Zooming into my browser isn't the most ideal way to do this.
3) Is there a way to change the width of the bars in the combo chart? The bars are quite skinny.
4) There are double gridlines showing in the chart. Is there a way to only show the major gridlines (i.e., the ones associated with actual values on axes)?
Used in Pages (Apps) column
On the Actions and Modules tab, similar to the 'Used in Dashboard' column it would be useful to have a 'Used in Pages' column which shows where action or module in used.
Edit default column width in maximized view
The ability to edit and set the default column width in maximized view would improve the user experience immensely.
Now users need to adjust column width every time they open a maximized view which is very inconvenient.
New UX app migration using card template
Author: This blog was contributed by a consultant with Deloitte.
One of the key components of ALM functionality is the deployment or migration of code from a Dev model to Prod model. Since Anaplan does not provide an ALM sync for UX changes, the most common approach used is creating duplicate copies of Dev pages and changing the source of pages to Prod followed by deletion of the old Prod pages. While this approach is quite convenient, but also comes with a challenge that pages’ URLs are changed post migration. Frequently changing URLs can be challenging for users in case they bookmark the URLs for future reference.
In this blog post, we are presenting a new approach to migrate the changes on the pages using the existing Anaplan features. Card Template — which is now available in both board as well as worksheet — is the backbone of this approach.
Detailed walk though of the approach
Let us understand each step of the migration process with the help of examples. We have created a Dev app, Prod app, and made multiple enhancement changes in the Dev app — we will use one of them to simulate the steps involved in the migration process.
* If you have multiple source models added to your Dev app, select the relevant source model and cross check if any saved template exists on the app already, if yes, then delete them.
* Identify all the grids/cards that have undergone changes or newly added in the current release for the respective apps (keep a note of this during development phase).
* Once complete, validate it with the respective user story developer to confirm all have been correctly identified on the apps.
* Enter the edit mode of the app, and for the identified grids/cards click on the three dots at the right top corner of the grid/card, and select “save card as template”. Save it with the name as follows: <strong><Serial Number>.Release <release number>_< Grid name >,</strong> here serial number we will start assigning numeric value starting with 1.
* Once done for all the grids/cards for the current app in Dev environment, move to Production environment to open the production app and add the same model selected in #1 as a source model.
* As you select the newly added model as a source model from the dropdown at the app, you will be able to see all your saved cards as template items in the edit mode under the card template library. Every grid/card that is part of our migration if already present on the app — then delete them and drag drop the relevant saved template in that area. If a new grid/card is to be published, then simply follow the Dev apps and place the saved template accordingly so that it matches Dev app's structure.
* Make sure the alignment of the grids/cards matches with the previous grid size or Dev apps design (if change was approved of the grid size in the current sprint) and keep a close watch on the context selectors to check if only relevant ones are turned on and if any filters were applied on context selectors needs to be reapplied here as well.
* Now select the Prod model from the dropdown of the source model and do a quick sanity check before you publish the changes. Remove the newly added model as a source model from Production app and delete all saved template.
Rules of the road
A few points to always keep in mind when you follow this approach for migration:
* Alignment/size of the card will not be automatically adjusted and must be done manually to align with Dev apps.
* Any updates to the context selectors must be done manually including filter, show/hide, or turn off.
* Once all updates to the Prod apps are complete, make sure to delete all the saved template and remove additional model from the page source.
This approach is one of the most efficient ways for migration of UX changes to pages while retaining the same page URL. The risk to the Production page is also very low and requires very minimal manual work.
Page selectors of new UX
Is there any way to rearrange the content selectors (change the sequence) in the new UX?
Management Reporting Demonstration
Sarah Roberts shares how she has implemented Management Reporting in her role at the City of Tallahassee's Office of Resource Management.
The art of the possible: Predictive profitability
Achieving and maintaining predictive profitability is a common strategic imperative. Anaplan can help organizations with this strategic imperative more effectively manage and optimize their margins. Doing this effectively crosses finance, sales, supply chain, and marketing. Anaplan allows each part of the business to collaborate in one platform.
In this example, the fictional Hallaway Company—a leader in golf products and software—has experienced hypergrowth but is now looking to the future and managing the company more around profitability. Today’s example demonstrates how Halloway leverages Anaplan to more effectively manage their margins. Listen and learn how each role is impacted and see how they are set up for success!
Marketing manager: As a marketing manager, I need updated information from my finance business partner. I am able to immediately pull the results of finance plans when complete, allowing me to immediately take action against my marketing plan — activating promotions to see how they impact against a stated goal, while addressing poorly performing campaigns to get back on track.
Sales leader: As a sales leader, I’m focused on addressing any gaps to hit my target. I need to accurately forecast my business in line with promotions in this highly-promotional business.
Sales rep: I am the face of my company to our customers. It’s critical for me to know which promotions are running, when they are running, and which SKU’s are affected by the promotions. Anaplan allows me to see everything I need to see and get back to talking to customers.
Demand planner: I need to combine a scientific view of demand, along with a sales and marketing anecdotal view of where we’re going to be. Anaplan allows me to look at the total impact to generate a consensus demand.
Supply planner: I need to look at different options and scenarios that exist to fulfill demand. Anaplan allows me to run different scenarios to meet needs. As a supply planner, I can also collaborate externally to fulfill products. Direct collaboration with suppliers is very powerful!
Direct supply partner: Internal and external collaboration is a major benefit of Anaplan. As a supply partner, I can see requests in real time and view and submit commentary directly within the platform.
Executive team output: The S&OP process is where everything comes together, resulting in the final plans to be shared with the executive teams for approval.
Executive: As an executive, I need my team to provide actionable plans to address strategic goals that I’ve committed to. I need to assess the recommended options to create a path forward. I’m able to view multiple options within Anaplan.
In a short time, we’ve been able to see how a company can respond to a strategic imperative, like increasing margins, using the Anaplan platform.
* Launched targeted marketing promotions
* Viewed impact of promotions on demand generation
* Assessed the impact of that demand on supply chain
* Presented consolidated plans to executive team for a profitable path forward