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Summary: When building Anaplan models, the SUM function is used to add up values that meet one or more specific criteria.  Find out how to construct a formula using the SUM function in this short lesson. Course Objectives:   By the end of this lesson, you’ll be able to: Identify source and mapping cross reference data to use with SUM Use the proper syntax to write a formula to calculate SUM Identify when a User Story calls for an output that will use the SUM function The course  will take about 15-30 minutes to complete.   Prerequisite: Basic understanding of model building in Anaplan • Lists • Modules • Formula Bar   Click to Launch Course 
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This class gives the Anaplanner the fundamental steps to automate a hierarchy load from a Hub model to a downstream model.  This training is intended for Anaplanners wanting to automate loading hierarchies/lists.  You should have a good understanding of modules, views, actions, and processes before taking this training. After completing this learning you will: Understand the architecture of hierarchy management from a Hub model Utilize best practices in this process Use the Anaplan Connect Wizard to import data from an outside source into Anaplan This class will take approximately 20-21 minutes to complete.   Launch Training      
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Use of effective dating addresses the basic challenge of recording the dates when a change is made in the system. To use an HR example, recording when an employee transfers from one department to another. Other examples include contract renewals, territory assignments, and compensation plans. Essentially, any change that you want to be able to document and record a history of when that change happened, requires effective dating. After completing this course, the learner will be able to: Explain when is an appropriate time to use effective dating techniques and why they are important Utilize start, end, and transfer dates to create effective dating formulas Create an Action to sync employee information Have the system properly attribute resources to the correct hierarchy, such as the employee's salary to the correct department Write formulas to calculate headcount This class will take approximately 17-20 minutes to complete.   The model blueprint is also attached to this article. Launch Training
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Summary: In this course, you will learn the foundational Anaplan concepts and technical model building skills that you need to constructively participate in an Anaplan implementation. This is a hands-on course; in step-by-step lessons, you’ll build a model designed to meet the needs of end users in a fictional company. Course Objectives: By the end of this class, you should be able to: Identify the basic building blocks of Anaplan Explain the use of dimensions in Anaplan models Demonstrate how to access and use Anaplan's basic model building features Manually import data into lists and modules Use Blueprint view to add formatting and functionality to data Create basic formulas within individual modules and across modules Design and create dashboards Set model access for users  Please note that while lesson content is viewable on mobile devices, your best learning experience will be on a laptop or desktop computer. After completing the course lessons, you will move on to a final certification project. After successful completion of the project, you’ll be an Official Anaplanner! This course will take approximately 12 - 16 hours to complete.   Start the course here.     Note: T his is a new version of Introduction to Model Building, released May 2018. If you have already started the prior OnDemand version of the course, access your work directly in the Learning Center at https://learning.anaplan.com/.
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Summary: Getting ready for Anaplan is key to a collaborative and successful project, and Launchpad provides the quick start you need! Launchpad includes the resources, information, and training that gets your team enabled, empowered and excited about using Anaplan to drive business value.  Training Benefits   Launchpad includes the resources, information, and training that gets your team enabled, empowered and excited about using Anaplan to drive business value. By the end of this class, you will have: Model Builders and end users leave prepared for implementation Project teams learn and understand the Anaplan vocabulary Project teams understand necessary resources for the implementation and can plan accordingly Model Builders learn the fundamentals of building and maintaining an Anaplan model The course  will take about 2 days to complete. Please contact enablement@anaplan.com for scheduling and pricing information.
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Summary: Intermediate Model Building is the third in a series of learning courses available through Anaplan’s Learning Center either as on-demand training or instructor-led courses.  Before taking this course, you must successfully complete Foundations and Introduction to Model Building. Course Objectives:   By the end of this class, you’ll be able to: Use model-building vocabulary as it relates to Anaplan Understand and use the various types of lists in Anaplan Read Model Maps and understand how data flows through an Anaplan model Build models and dashboards to address bottom-up and top-down planning processes Course Outline  Unit 1: Course Introduction  Unit 11: Assumption Modules  Unit 2: Intermediate Lists  Unit 12: Quota Modules Intro/Rep Quota  Unit 3: Staging Modules  Unit 13: Subregion Quota Module  Unit 4: Top-Down Introduction  Unit 14: Dependent Dropdowns  Unit 5: Top-Down Modules  Unit 15: Capacity Dashboard Part 1  Unit 6: Region Formula Part 1  Unit 16: Capacity Dashboard Part 2  Unit 7: Region Formula Part 2  Unit 17: Capacity Dashboard Part 3  Unit 8: Subregion Goal Set  Unit 18: Functional Areas  Unit 9: Conditional Formatting  Unit 19: User Access Unit 10: Geo Goal Set Dashboard  Unit 20: Break back and Bulk Copy Intermediate Model Building Exam The course  will take about 6-9 hours to complete. Start the course here. 
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Summary: Intermediate Model Building is the third in a series of learning courses available through Anaplan’s Learning Center either as on-demand training or instructor-led courses.  Before taking this course, you must successfully complete   Foundations   and   Introduction to Model Building. Course Objectives:   By the end of this class, you’ll be able to: Use model-building vocabulary as it relates to Anaplan Understand and use the various types of lists in Anaplan Read Model Maps and understand how data flows through an Anaplan model Build models and dashboards to address bottom-up and top-down planning processes Course Outline  Unit 1: Course Introduction  Unit 11: Assumption Modules  Unit 2: Intermediate Lists  Unit 12: Quota Modules Intro/Rep Quota  Unit 3: Staging Modules  Unit 13: Subregion Quota Module  Unit 4: Top-Down Introduction  Unit 14: Dependent Dropdowns  Unit 5: Top-Down Modules  Unit 15: Capacity Dashboard Part 1  Unit 6: Region Formula Part 1  Unit 16: Capacity Dashboard Part 2  Unit 7: Region Formula Part 2  Unit 17: Capacity Dashboard Part 3  Unit 8: Subregion Goal Set  Unit 18: Functional Areas  Unit 9: Conditional Formatting  Unit 19: User Access Unit 10: Geo Goal Set Dashboard  Unit 20: Break back and Bulk Copy Intermediate Model Building Exam The course  will take about 6-9 hours to complete. To view upcoming offerings for this course, click here.
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Summary: Unnecessary model size has a large impact on your Anaplan environment from using valuable space to slowing down key processes. Sparsity is one of the biggest causes of inflated models. Understanding what sparsity is and how it impacts a model is the first step in knowing how to reduce it. Course Objectives:   By the end of this class, you will: Define concepts such as storage capacity and workspace memory Differentiate between model, module and line item sizes Contrast the differences between spaces cells and dense cells Explain how sparsity is measured in a model The course  will take about 5-10 minutes to complete. Start the course here.
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Summary: Sparse cells within an Anaplan model are cells that do not contain and are not expected to contain data. The platform still needs to allocate memory space to these cells even though they are not used. The trick is being able to identify and combat these cells in existing models as well as preventing them when building new. Course Objectives:   By the end of this class, you will: Identify sparse cells in existing models Think critically when building new models to keep sparsity at a minimum Utilize line item components such as Applies to, Formulas, Summary, Versions, and Time to reduce sparsity Analyze which dimensions are necessary in a module and which could be removed Write formulas which allow you to eliminate other line items or dimensions Understand how numbered or subset lists can be used to reduce sparsity The course  will take about 10-20 minutes to complete. Start the course here.
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