Community Roundup: August 17, 2018

Community Manager

The Community Roundup is your source for all the latest developments in the Anaplan Community. Today we're spotlighting recent upgrades to the Community experience, additions to one of our marquee programs, and an exciting upcoming opportunity with one of our Anaplan Partners.

The Community's New Look

community.pngIf you've been a Community member for more than a couple of weeks, you've probably noticed that we've redecorated with new colors and an updated layout. While the biggest changes are visible on the Community homepage, you should see these changes throughout the rest of the Community, too. Here are some highlights:

  • Navigation: Based on your feedback, we've improved the Community site navigation, retiring the former left-side menu in favor of one at the top of the page. Between this and our global search, it's now easier than ever to find exactly what you're looking for.
  • Announcements / News & Events: Find out what's trending in the Community with a new rotating announcements section at the top of the homepage and a dedicated News & Events section further down. Learn about upcoming Ask Me Anything events, User Group Meetups, featured content from both the Anaplan Blog and the Community Blog, and more.
  • Platform Updates: Stay current on upgrades to the Anaplan platform and get answers to your questions. With one click from the homepage, you can now access the Platform Releases blog, Release Calendar, Upcoming Features Knowledge Base, and Platform Release discussion forums.

We welcome your feedback about these updates. If you have something you'd like to share, please leave a comment below.

User Groups Are Growing

userGroup_MidAtlantic_700x300_V2.jpgWe're excited to announce the creation of a new User Group for the Mid-Atlantic region.

If you're located near Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., or any of the surrounding areas, this group is for you! Connect with other Anaplan users, participate in local in-person meetups, and advance your knowledge of and experience with the Anaplan platform.

If you haven't yet joined a User Group, now is a great time to do so. We currently have more than 20 groups organized by various regions around the world. To join a group, simply visit the User Groups page, select the group most relevant to you, then click the Join the Group button. There are two upcoming User Group Meetups (for Seattle and Chicago) as well—and you're invited, so be sure to check them out!

Ask Me Anything Returns

blog_chrisweiss.pngWe hope you've enjoyed the previous editions of Ask Me Anything, spotlighting Anaplan leaders David Smith, Mark Shemaria, and Sampath Gomatam. Coming up the week of September 9, we're pleased to feature for the first time an Anaplan Partner (and Master Anaplanner)!

Chris Weiss (NA Lead Solution Architect, Sales Strategy & Planning) from Accenture will join us in the AMA forum to answer all your partner-related questions. Post your questions any time during the week, or join Chris live for a one-hour forum chat session.

Save the date, and be sure to join the Ask Me Anything group so you don't miss anything!