Can Switchover be used on a Daily basis?

neg177
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Can Switchover be used on a Daily basis?

Is it possible to do Switch over on a daily basis versus a monthly basis? 

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JaredDolich
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Re: Can Switchover be used on a Daily basis?

@neg177 

Two approaches, both use DISCO, neither use switchover:

  1. Use the native versions in one module (Module A). One for Actuals, one for Forecast. Add another module (Module B) that contains the current date. In Module A you'll add a line item that has this format: IF PERIOD(START()) >= Module B.Current Date THEN Sales[SELECT: versions.forecast]  ELSE Sales[SELECT: version.actual] 
  2. Same as 1, except you'll denormalize the forecasts and actuals and create a separate line item for each instead of using the native versions. Your formula will look something like this: IF PERIOD(START()) >= Module B.Current Date THEN Sales Forecast ELSE Sales Actual

One nice thing about option 1 is that you can make the actuals read only and forecast editable using the feature to apply formula to a version.

 

 


Jared Dolich

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JaredDolich
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Re: Can Switchover be used on a Daily basis?

@neg177 

Switchover will follow your model calendar. Lowest a model calendar can go is weeks.

To get switchover to daily, you'll most likely need to create a module to hold the current date. That can be automated, by the way using Anaplan Connect. Once you have the current date you can use formulas to determine the switchover. To be honest, this is the method I use because I don't want to have a casual Anaplan user have to become a workspace adminsitrator to change the switchover. Hope that helps!


Jared Dolich
neg177
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Re: Can Switchover be used on a Daily basis?

Ok, What are other routes I can go with Forecasting? Can I have my Module with just Actuals and then a Module with just Forecast? Or would the Switchover be a better bet? 

neg177
Regular Contributor

Re: Can Switchover be used on a Daily basis?

I guess the real question I'm trying to ask is what is the best technique to approach when Forecasting a Daily Model in Anaplan? 

 

JaredDolich
Moderator

Re: Can Switchover be used on a Daily basis?

@neg177 

Two approaches, both use DISCO, neither use switchover:

  1. Use the native versions in one module (Module A). One for Actuals, one for Forecast. Add another module (Module B) that contains the current date. In Module A you'll add a line item that has this format: IF PERIOD(START()) >= Module B.Current Date THEN Sales[SELECT: versions.forecast]  ELSE Sales[SELECT: version.actual] 
  2. Same as 1, except you'll denormalize the forecasts and actuals and create a separate line item for each instead of using the native versions. Your formula will look something like this: IF PERIOD(START()) >= Module B.Current Date THEN Sales Forecast ELSE Sales Actual

One nice thing about option 1 is that you can make the actuals read only and forecast editable using the feature to apply formula to a version.

 

 


Jared Dolich

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neg177
Regular Contributor

Re: Can Switchover be used on a Daily basis?

I'm going to give option 1 a try. 

 

Thank you 

JaredDolich
Moderator

Re: Can Switchover be used on a Daily basis?

@neg177 

Good choice! Good luck and let us know how it turns out. Anxious to hear.


Jared Dolich
neg177
Regular Contributor

Re: Can Switchover be used on a Daily basis?

In the formula IF PERIOD(START()) >= Module B.Current Date THEN Sales[SELECT: versions.forecast]  ELSE Sales[SELECT: version.actual] , sales is referring to the line item I want to forecast?

JaredDolich
Moderator

Re: Can Switchover be used on a Daily basis?

@neg177 

Yes, that looks correct. Let me know if you need an example.


Jared Dolich