2018 was an exciting year for the Anaplan Community. We launched new programs and features, experienced record growth, and began to expand our focus from providing content solely related to supporting the Anaplan platform to becoming a destination for Connected Planning content.
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!
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.
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.
*Note: As of October, the Modeling and Calculation Functions forums have been consolidated into our Best Practices forum, but can still be accessed through the filters on the right side of the Forums page. Similarly, the forums for the 102 and 201 courses are now located within the consolidated Academy Courses and Training forums.
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:
Our User Group Leaders hosted 30 unique offline meetups in 2018. Our five best-attended meetup locations were:
While it takes everyone working together to be a true Community, some individuals go the extra mile. Here are our most active (non-employee) members:
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:
We’ve said it before, but we have an awesome Community full of terrific members. Thank you for a great year, and here’s to an even greater one in 2019!
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