Version information for PowerPoint Add-in

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ℹ️ Phased release information: We roll out our add-in in phases. This is not a beta release (in a sandbox environment with a test version) nor an early access (with regular catch-ups with the development team) but this is a normal release under the standard Anaplan T&Cs and support process (contacting Anaplan Support). Note that the new versions have been thoroughly tested and can be used on your models and in your regular activities.

  • Phase 1 enables members of the feedback group to try out the add-in first. Any customer/partner/employee can join.
  • In phase 2, the add-in becomes available for download for all users
  • In phase 3, all users receive a notification in Microsoft Office that a new version is available

There are about 3 weeks between phases, the target dates for phases 2 and 3 may change.

ℹ️ How and why upgrade:

We recommend following our governance best practices to upgrade another version.

You can use any of the non-deprecated versions below, although we recommend using the latest ones to benefit from the newest functionalities. Should we deprecate some versions in the future, we will contact you directly and update this page.

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PowerPoint Add-in 1.8: "Authentication via Universal Login"

Phase 1 [February 16, 2022], Phase 2 [March 3, 2022], Phase 3 [March 16, 2022]
Our PowerPoint Add-in 1.8 enables you to be authenticated using Universal Login.
Authentication in PowerPoint using Anaplan Universal Login
  • Anaplan PowerPoint Add-in now supports authentication via Universal Login, allowing you to use Self Service SAML as part of your authentication process. Please remember that Universal Login with SSO does not work for classic/legacy SSO connections.
We have also resolved a number of issues improving the usability of the Add-in.

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  1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8
Release dates Nov. 2019 Mar. 2020 Oct. 2020 Feb. 2022
Connection Types        
Read-only connection to a saved view Yes Yes Yes Yes
Sign in Options        
Username and password Yes Yes Yes Yes
Single Sign-on Yes Yes Yes* Yes*
Authentication Settings - - Yes


Proxy support - Yes Yes Yes

* Including Self-Service SAML

PowerPoint Add-in 1.7: "Self-Service SAML"

Phase 1 [October 29, 2020], Phase 2 [November 17, 2020], Phase 3 [November 30, 2020*]

Our PowerPoint Add-in 1.7 has all the great features of 1.6 and also works with Self-Service SAML.

Self-Service SAML support

  • All customers using Self-Service SAML need to use this version. [user guide]

💡 Ideas delivered:

Known issue in this version: Installation requires elevated privileges via Command line

* For technical reasons, the pop-up was not triggered for users of 1.5 and 1.6. Please download the add-in directly from this page.

PowerPoint Add-in 1.6: "Proxy"

March 31, 2020

💡 Ideas delivered:

Full release notes

PowerPoint Add-in 1.5: "Faster"

November 21, 2019
  • Faster
  • In-product upgrade notification

💡 Ideas delivered:

Full release notes

PowerPoint Add-in 1.4: "Classic"

July 11, 2017

This version will be deprecated on May 31st, 2020.

  • Only for me / for everybody installation options

Full release notes


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