Newsletter, October 2023 (Benelux)
Welcome to this month’s Anaplan Customer Newsletter! This content will help keep you apprised of the latest in our collaboration, inform you of product updates and industry news, and connect you with our broader Anaplan community and resources to stay at the top of your game.
October newsletter includes:
- Anaplan Product Updates
- Upcoming Releases/Maintenance
- Anaplan Events and Community Updates
- General Industry Reads
- New Customer Stories
- Anaplan FAQs and Tips
Anaplan Product Update: subscribe to Anaplan’s feature updates page to stay on top of upcoming releases. Here are a few highlights:
- Anaplan Geo-Mapping and Anaplan Territory & Quota Planning Application just launched on Oct 5th! Read the Launch Blog.
- Status Page enhancements and Release Calendar updates: Stay informed of planned events, including scheduled maintenance windows and releases by subscribing to the Anaplan Status Page and 2023 Release Calendar.
- October 28th: Scheduled Maintenance
- November 11th: Scheduled Maintenance
- November 18th: Scheduled Maintenance
Anaplan Events and Community Updates
- Anaplan Connect Global Event Series: Anaplan Connect continues to show up in cities across the globe where you can get access to a dynamic community of industry experts sharing new ways to see, plan, and lead your organization to growth. Haven’t had the chance to join in person yet? You can explore the previous customer sessions on-demand today!
- Survey opportunities exist for enthusiastic customers looking to inform analyst research and/or influence the buying decisions of peers. Please consider the following:
- Gartner Peer Insights for Financial Planning Software professionals. End-user feedback will inform Anaplan’s position on the upcoming Voice of the Customer for Financial Planning Software. Submit an anonymous review, earn $25.
- Gartner Peer Insights for Sales Performance Management professionals. Submit an anonymous review, earn $25.
- Gartner Peer Insights for Supply Chain Planning professionals. Submit an anonymous review, earn $25.
General Industry Reads
- Read this Digital operations planning and analytics (DOP&A): From nostalgic necessity to modern business essential blog to learn why DOP&A is quickly shaping the future of business insights, data, and analytics (and what you can do about it).
- Finance leaders, how are you coping with the myriad of pressures on your shoulders? Read this Overcoming the top three challenges impacting CFOs eBook to get guidance on key issues and drive stronger results for your company.
- Scenario planning is essential for business. Read this Empowering FP&A to bridge the strategy-execution gap blog to get practical steps to help you overcome the Strategy-Execution Gap and give your business a competitive edge.
New Customer Stories
- LinkedIn Plans with Anaplan: The GTM Ops team at the global professional network created data-powered sales headcount and territory planning to build an end-to-end enterprise solution. Watch the video.
- Bayer Crop Science Plans with Anaplan: Cutting scenario-planning time by two-thirds empowered the finance team at Bayer Crop Science to free up time and money for R&D. Watch the video.
- Ajinomoto Thailand finds the recipe for supply chain success: This regional fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) manufacturer reduced inventory by 10 days and delivers daily supply chain KPIs to six factories using Anaplan. Read their story.
- Infinera analyzes complex deals at lightning speed: The deal desk at this global opto-electronic networking maker evaluates 12,000+ deals annually using up-to-date and consistent cost data — and responds to most deal proposals in one day with Anaplan. Watch the video.
- Customer Advocacy positions you and your organization as innovators—and can even help you recruit talent and advance your own career—by sharing the compelling, relevant work you do with the Anaplan platform. Please consider joining the Anaplan Customer Advocacy Program.
Anaplan FAQs and Tips
- Check out this fun new How I Built It tutorial on how to solve the world’s hardest Sudoku puzzle using Anaplan’s Optimizer, featuring Master Anaplanner Tristan Colgate.
- Managing an Anaplan implementation used by a geographically dispersed team can be challenging. Master Anaplanner Kevin Cho shares his tips and best practices for managing a distributed Center of Excellence in this new Community article.
- It’s important to be on top of our skills and the latest Anaplan news, and what better way to do that than training! Master Anaplanner Hem Maan covers recommendations on making the best of the Anaplan ecosystem to create a thriving career and generate results for your organization.
- As technologists and planners, our reflex is to look to the future — to keep up to date on the newest and most optimized solutions for our clients and users. This can lead to opportunities to give our legacy systems a makeover! To help guide you along this journey, Certified Master Anaplanner Taryn Townsend shares her tips on keeping the F.I.T. in your model retrofit.
- Anaplan’s Operational Excellence Group has several new technical articles available:
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