Anaplan data versioning
Hi All, Please suggest the best approach with Pros and Cons
Users need the ability to open a prior version of the Model and have the numbers within be unchanged from what they were when initially sent out. What should be the ideal approach?
1) Model Archiving: Copying off versions of our Anaplan model and then never editing that saved-off version again. We then continue to work in the new live version, hence the prior model will remain unchanged.
2) Snapshotting: Creating additional modules in Anaplan to store the data that we include in the existing model.
The question is very good and both approaches have the right to life (you can even combine them).
From the main one, I would highlight that approach 2 (with modules and imports) is more efficient in terms of sizing (modules weigh less than a copy of the model) and allows you to use this data in reports.
Most often, I recommend preparing the final data in models for export to a Data Hub / BI / corporate DWH. With proper configuration, we will be able to load all the necessary versions from the DWH / Data Hub back into the model.
And we leave a copy in the archive for detailed analysis.2
@AntonMineev Thanks for the detailed explanation !!0