Dear Anaplan ... Why?
I love the new Model Experience, it's elegant, organized, gives me easy access to things I need and the search feature is amazing.
Unfortunately, I can't use the A+ Chrome extension with it. Why would you take that away from me 🙁?
My productivity is at least 10% lower. (shhhh don't tell my boss)
I understand that A+ and similar extensions are not "sanctioned" by Anaplan, But they are helpful. So maybe Anaplan should either come up with a similar homegrown tool or turn the other way while we use the available ones 😅.
I find myself with an ultimatum, either sacrifice the new modeling experience or sacrifice A+
This request agrees with Anaplan's principle of making Anaplan easy to use by business users.
If you are reading this and has been affected with this change or you just like A+ - or any similar tool honestly -, you can vote up this request on the idea exchange
So, Dear Anaplan... Why?
I do not think that Anaplan did anything on purpose to disable the A + add-on. It's just that the add-on developers did not adapt it to NME interface (it simply cannot find the elements on the page, on the basis of which it works).
I believe that Anaplan will eventually transfer all of its functionality to NME 😇8
I better tell A+ then 😁
Thank you @AntonMineev
That actually makes sense.1
I guess backwards compatibility with the extension was not the main aim of the NME?
Anyway seems like development for the extension has been halted. The extension description (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/a%20-for-anaplan-model-buil/najhicgfojolaebaoccdbopmobcdhpgi) lists a dead link (https://www.bipixconsulting.com/a-for-anaplan) as a description.
But it seems like the NME is a great start to see those features come to the Modelling Interface?1
I totally agree. I love the new Modelling Experience but I really miss the A+ function...
particuarly the syntax seperator that made it really easy to read and write complex formulas....the Default one has no break for logic formulas at all...just one long text which is a shame
I assumed this would be part of a NME update at some point but I guess not 😞
If you are talking about formula indentation, it is coming soon according to February sneak peek: https://community.anaplan.com/t5/Releases/February-sneak-peak/ba-p/131359#toc-hId-809408774
And I hope more and more improvements to Modeling Experience are coming, like formula autocompletion, syntax pre-checker etc.2
I don't know if you saw @GeorgeDuckett presented a wonderful tool which works in NMX
FYI I've created an extension that does the same sort of stuff as A+ (and more). I posted about it here: https://community.anaplan.com/t5/Anaplan-Platform/Better-Formula-Editor-for-Anaplan-A-new-Chrome-Extension/m-p/128250#M324751
And since this is not sponsored by Anaplan nor developed by Anaplan, you run the risk of it not working with Anaplan if/when Anaplan changes. Not saying it isn't cool and great software, simply it is not supported by Anaplan.0
Yes, that's absolutely right; It'd be ideal if Anaplan integrated all features of my extension (and more!). Until then mine aims to fill the gap. I'm hopeful that my extension shouldn't get broken for quite a while since they've only just changed to the new modelling experience which they're now building upon, so I'd think the kind of drastic changes that broke A+ wouldn't happen for a while. (Plus if it does my plan is of course to try and update my extension to work).1
Thats great news. I look forward to the change.0
this looks really good....Thanks. Yes hopefully its in built at some point but a good tool to bridge the gap.....Perhaps my formulas are just too long 😉0
No, I haven't, so thank you very much. Anaplan has been making great progress in this area and I see improvement such as indentation and such.
Again Thanks for sharing0