You—our members—have taken this journey with us. As we prepare for a new year of growth and change, we want to celebrate the achievements of the past year—things that you have requested, contributed, and made possible through your active engagement in the Community!
Let’s start with some high-level numbers:
Those last two statistics are very exciting: growth in 2018 was nearly equivalent to the previous five years combined!
Top New Community Features
Our members have a voice, and the Community team remains committed to responding to your feedback with continual improvements! We rolled out a number of big changes to the Community in 2018, all focused on superior usability and top-shelf content.
Idea Exchange. The new place to share (and vote on!) all your thoughts regarding enhancements to the Anaplan platform, website, or Community.
Ask Me Anything. A recurring Q&A offering direct access to some of our top experts.
Community Blog. Relaunched in August with new content focused on Connected Planning, Community News, and Anaplan.
Consolidated Forums and Knowledge Bases. It is now easier than ever to locate needed content and participate in conversations relevant to you.
Updated Community experience. Based on your input, we upgraded our search function, improved navigation, and redesigned the layout of every page in the Community to give you the smoothest possible site experience!
“The Community update looks amazing. Go team!”
– Anonymous survey response
Since we launched the Idea Exchange in August, Community members have been actively suggesting upgrades, improvements, and changes to all kinds of things—and voting on their favorites. After checking out the top-ranked ideas (by number of votes) below, be sure to visit the Idea Exchange to let your voice be heard!
Ideas aren’t the only thing Community members are contributing. You’ve been helping each other out all year in the Forums. Below are the most active forums of the year. The top three spots consist of sections where model builders share tips and tricks and collaborate to solve modeling problems; the other two are from our Academy area, where model builders in training help each other through challenging sections of their coursework.
“It was great to network with fellow Anaplanners and members of the Anaplan team. I think you can gain more from seeing how others are using the system.”
– User Group attendee
Most Active User Groups
In addition to conversing in our forums, you’ve been interacting in our User Groups—both online and in-person. We added six new online groups, and we watched group engagement grow throughout the year. Here are the most active groups:
The re-launch of the Community Blog provided a new avenue for creating lots of fun and informative new content. In case you missed them, here are the five posts Community members viewed the most during 2018: