PLAN Ahead [April 2023 Community Newsletter]
Hello, Anaplan Community! Welcome to your monthly dose of all things Community, packed with thought-provoking articles, the latest discussions, member spotlight, and more. We hope these tips and tidbits elevate your Anaplan learning! 🚀
Have you seen the great thought-leadership and technical guidance in Community this month? Here are recent articles you may have missed:
- Top three underappreciated features of the UX
- [How I Built It] Integrations using CloudWorks
- Best practices for technical documentation of a model
- Meet the 2022 Certified Master Anaplanner of the Year, Asslam Umar Ali
- What does a home run ball look like?
- Carbon footprinting: Building ESG metrics into your financial plans [Part 3]
- Day in the life of a Certified Master Anaplanner: a two-part series exploring lessons learned both as a consultant and then as a CoE administrator
- Center of Excellence Leaders — don’t miss the most recent CoE Connect newsletter!
Check out all our recent blogs and Knowledge Base articles.
Help out a peer! Can you offer insight into one of the recent discussion forum posts?
- Preparing Data Exports - Shipping export module and Demond Export module Help needed
- Are there API tos create (define?) a file in Anaplan, prior to external upload
- Can someone HELP on User Story 1.6
- Excel Format Issues - Copy and Paste
- SLA Function for Call Center Planning
- AGENTS vs. AGENTSB
Last month we introduced our Member Spotlight feature; a monthly article showcasing the passionate and knowledgeable users that make Community a thriving and supportive space. This month, we are excited to recognize Tiffany Rice, who took time to answer a few questions about her journey — check it out!
- Denver Metro Networking Group: Kick-off to 2023 with an in-person event on April 13 sponsored by Spaulding Ridge for all Anaplanners. Learn more and RSVP here.
- The Anaplan Community Experience (ACE) event is back June 5–7! Save the date — more information coming soon.
Community members are full of ideas for improvement and innovation. Our product team reviews the Idea Exchange regularly; take a look at a few of the trending ideas below and be sure to up-vote your favorites!
- Make available for a Import Data source these system columns: Current Timestamp, Current User, RowID
- Planning Gross Margin % and other Ratio metrics at levels above the bottom level
- Data Entry Shortcuts for data input in UX
- Ability to record timestamp of input as a separate line item
- ALM - Calculate Model Size
When we launched our new Community site in January, we took the opportunity to streamline where content lives. Here is an easy guide to help you navigate and find information:
- 👥 Community: Connect with the broader Anaplan ecosystem, find answers in our discussion forums, and learn via Connected Planning thought-leadership and technical articles.
- 📚️ Product: Stay up-to-date with the latest platform release news and maintenance updates.
- 👍️ Support: Explore official Anaplan documentation and resources, including common issues and popular articles.
Have a wonderful April!