Do you have business hierarchies that already exist within the organisation?
Do you have data and structures that are or will be shared across models?
Do you need different levels of granularity within your models?
If the answer to any of the above questions is “Yes”, a data hub is recommended.
A data hub is a separate model that holds an organisation’s data.
One type of data hub can be integrated with an organization’s data warehouse and hold ERP, CRM, HR and other data. But this isn’t the only type of data hub. Some organizations may require a data hub for transactional data, such as bookings, pipeline, or revenue.
Whether you will be using a single data hub or multiple hubs, it is a good idea to plan your approach for importing from the organization’s systems into the data hub(s), as well as how you will synchronize the imports from the data hub to the appropriate down-stream model. The graphic below shows best practices.
During your first deployment, discuss your options with your implementation Partner or Anaplan Customer Success team members.
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Click here to find out step by step how to build a data hub.