FAQs

Program Changes

Applicants will be required to complete training, submit an application, and achieve a high level of measured activity within their Anaplan model(s) on a consistent basis before taking a skills assessment. Applications and skills assessments will be reviewed at the end of every quarter by an internal committee.

Annual maintenance of status will be required to ensure Master Anaplanners stay current on product updates and engaged in Anaplan activities. Please watch for additional details coming soon to ensure your Master Anaplanner status stays active every year.

Activities are measured on your daily interactions with your company's models within the platform. Activities are defined as edits and changes made within your model.

Once accepted into the program you will receive quarterly updates on your activity level. In order to maintain annual status, you must maintain a high level of model activity throughout the year.

3/2015 – 10/2017

12/2017 - Present

 Applicants could be self-nominated or  sponsor-nominated

 Applicants can self-nominate

 No skills assessment requirement

 Skills assessment required

 Training encouraged

 Training required

 Ongoing engagement encouraged

 Ongoing engagement expected,  reviewed, and rewarded!

 Ongoing status granted

 Annual status maintenance required

Program changes are effective December 8th, 2017.

Training requirements can be found by visiting our training outline here.

Current Master Anaplanners

Yes. Existing Master Anaplanners must fulfill all new requirements.

To view previously completed training, visit https://learning.anaplan.com and navigate to the My Learning tab.

Current Master Anaplanners have six months to complete the new requirements. If requirements are not completed by the end of June 2018, your Master Anaplanner status will be removed until the requirements are met.

Eligibility

Any customer or partner who has been with Anaplan for a minimum of six months is eligible to apply. Consideration will be given to applicants who completed the required Anaplan training and who have met a high level of monthly activity within their Anaplan model(s), measured through model activity and edits.

New Applicants

Applicants will be required to complete training, submit an application, and gain model building experience. There is no time limit on completing requirements, but they all must be completed prior to gaining access to the skills assessment.

At this time, only customers and partners are eligible to apply. Anaplan employees will be eligible to apply in late 2018.

If your application or skills assessment did not meet requirements for any reason, feedback will be provided to you to assist you with next steps. Applications and skills assessments are reviewed quarterly. To allow time for additional training and hands-on experience, you will be required to wait a minimum of 90 days to re-apply.

About the Skills Assessment

A link to the Master Anaplanner Skills Assessment will be sent to applicants that meet the activity in model requirement within 10 business days of applying.

Applicants that don't meet the activity in model requirement will receive an email within five business days of applying detailing the next steps to take in order to meet the requirement.

Designed to test your cross-functional Anaplan knowledge, the assessment includes eight short-answer questions. The assessment allows two hours to complete and must be completed in one concurrent session. Final results will be reviewed and considered as part of the overall application submission.

It is recommended you complete the assessment in one sitting to limit any technical difficulties that may occur by logging out and back in. The assessment has a maximum time limit of two hours to complete.

Maintaining Status

We expect our Master Anaplanners to engage in many ways. First, by using and deploying the latest Anaplan features and functions to enhance your company's connected planning journey, including data integration (ALM, HyperConnect, etc.). 

In addition, it is also encouraged that you engage in the Anaplan Community by participating in product discussion boards, authoring best practice posts, contributing to blogs, and  providing use cases. We look forward to your participation as both a contributor and a leader in webinars, User Groups, and at our annual Hub conference.

Annual status maintenance will be required to ensure Master Anaplanners stay current on product updates and engaged in Anaplan activities. You will be expected to stay up to date on new product release features. Please watch for additional details in coming months to ensure your Master Anaplanner status stays active each year.

For additional questions about program changes, please email us at MasterAnaplanners@anaplan.com.