I would like to have a "budget version" free from any change; formulas, list, metadata. Is it possible to do it with Anaplan? Is there a way within Anaplan to freeze a version i.e stop it from being rules calculated, whilst retaining the data? And can you help me with this?
There are some ways, depending on the way the model is built.
Read/Write to versions: from Settings - Version to set edit to and from to None, as well as from the User access -> Roles - Versions set to either None or just Read. This you can use it in combination with formula scope explained below:
Formula Scope: In the Blue Prints of the modules which are using Versions, you can set up the Formula scope to only affect some specific versions. So your formulas will apply to some specific versions only and the rest of versions will not be calc (there are few options: All except Actual, Current version only, etc). So, let's say your formula scope is set to "Current Version" then the calculation will apply only to the current version and the rest will not change (data will look like input). Use the settings above to give only read access to rest of the versions, so your data will only be changed for the current one with either read or no read possibility for the rest.
Thanks, it sounds interesting. I have defined a budget process therefore I should do the import for all my modules in the budget process. And How I can still capture the versions comparison? In the end, my goal is to have a reference budget that I can compare to other versions.
In order to compare the versions, you can build another module with applied a list "Comparison Versions" containing the items "Working" and "Submitted" (or many Submitted, depending on how many versions you are going to store); then, build up a formula to reference the original module (with calcs) when the item of the list is "Working" and reference the submitted module (without formulae) when the item of the list is "Submitted".
Re: How to freeze a verson from change in master data
due to the nature of live calculation of Anaplan, short answer is no. If the model builder changes the formulas, the list etc, then the numbers are going to change.
To mitigate that:
1: make an archive of your model when budget is finished. if you have a doubt, you can always refer to it
2: in your model, prepare an "archive" module where you can take a copy of the P&L of the budget. This module is very unlikely to change so you can use it as a reference (don't archive all details, just the financial statements)
3: then you can make a variation of the budget version vs the archived P&L and thus you'll know when the values are changing so you can adapt your development.