Begin the Course


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The Building Blocks of Anaplan

This introductory lesson lays the foundation for Anaplan’s model framework and some key concepts, so don’t skip it!

30 minutes


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The Context

User Stories

In this course, you are going to be building a model for a fictional company – a small retail menswear clothing chain. The Anaplan implementation team has identified 3 user stories to focus on for the initial model build; your objective will be to build a model to satisfy these user stories. Review the abbreviated versions of the User Stories, and then it’s time to start building!

5 minutes


The Anaplan Model

Model Schema

A model to meet the needs expressed in the user stories has been pre-designed for you so that you can focus on the process of building the model rather than designing it. The course lessons will walk you through the concepts and step-by-step instructions you need to build this model. If you like to see the big picture before diving into details, take a look at the model schema.


Download your Course Materials

Data files Some lessons will require these data files, so keep them handy.

Interactive PDF checklist Use this checklist to keep track of your progress through the lessons.

Basic Steps to Building a Model Download this handout for future reference or to get a high level overview of the process you'll go through in this course.


Follow the Lesson List

The lessons for Introduction to Model Building are organized according to the Building Blocks of Anaplan.

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These lessons will walk you through a step-by-step process of building an Anaplan model.