[Start here] Modeling Experience

As an Anaplan model builder, you are already familiar with the power and flexibility that the Anaplan platform provides when solving your team's planning needs. With the new Modeling Experience, we enhanced the Classic interface to improve the model-building experience.

Just like before, this is still where you create your planning logic, manage model administration, and define model security. The new Modeling Experience is an essential evolution that will provide even more efficient and productive model building now and in the future.   

During this first phase, we introduced an updated interface more aligned with the user experience and features, such as enhanced search and navigation and intuitive modeling within the new formula editor.

The new Modeling Experience will become the default experience in November 2022

Are you ready to learn more about the new Modeling Experience and what it can do for you?

Who is it for and why?

The new Model Experience can be used by all customers and by all users but was designed for the Anaplan model builder. The new look and feel and enhanced navigation will help users more efficiently access the information they need most from within the models. Capabilities such as the new formula editor and fast access to modeling objects help reduce modeling errors and increase modeling productivity for the model builders.

Our customers shared that the new Modeling Experience was able to help them:

  • Improve modeling accuracy with the innovative features available in the formula builder

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  • Build complex models faster by using the smoother navigation and model object search

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  • Speed up adoption because of the cohesive feel between the Model and User experiences

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Three roles will primarily use the enhanced Modeling Experience, similar to today's Classic interface.   

  • Model Builders will be the key users and beneficiaries of the Modeling Experience, with the majority of enhancements focused on:
    • Making model building more intuitive
    • Enhancing navigation
    • Improving modeling accuracy
    • Integrating with the UX
  • End-Users will use the new Model Experience if they directly interact with modules and in-model (Classic) dashboards. The end-user will see a visual update with a slightly different look, but overall functionality when using the contents panel and dashboards as tabs remains the same. The most significant enhancement for end-users is the simplicity of model navigation, featuring:
    • In Model Search functionality in the table of contents
    • Drop downs in the page header for switching between models
  • Integration or Model Admins, depending on model permissions, will be able to more efficiently complete model updates and data integration activities that require in-model dashboards or functionality by using:
    • Enhanced navigation
    • Model object & content search
    • Formula preview mode.

All users will find that the overall functionality remains familiar while providing an efficient and streamlined interface.

What are the impacts?

The new Model Experience is a no-effort change with many benefits. It will be the default experience for anyone accessing the Models directly (not accessing the UX pages), with no need to rebuild anything or change how you access your models.

Want to try it NOW? Learn how to enable the new Model Experience on Anapedia

Where do I start?

Ready to learn more about the new Formula Editor, Model Object Search, or Navigation. Check out the Modeling Experience page on Anapedia.

Watch this quick overview and walk-through to see the new Modeling Experience action.

Then have a look at the Model Experience as an End-User.

What other resources are available?

Check the Platform Updates to learn about new Model Experience features.

Join the conversation

Favorite features of the Modeling Experience [forum]

 

The content in this article has not been evaluated for all Anaplan implementations and may not be recommended for your specific situation.
Please consult your internal administrators prior to applying any of the ideas or steps in this article.
Comments

Thank you for the info. Does it mean that the Classic interface will be unavailable this autumn? Or the toggle "Use New modelling experience" will be turned on by default with ability to use switch back to the Classic?

 

@KirillKuznetsov New modeling experience will be the default, with the ability to switch to classic. 

Hi Team, 

 

The new modelling experience is great and I have been using it more lately but for model build I revert to the old UX as the un-docking feature is not available. If this could be made available I almost see no need for the old modelling experience. There are several request for enhancements on this topic, please make it a consideration for development..

 

Regards,

 

Jonathan

Glad to hear that you are liking what is already available and that the undock (or similar functionality) is the last piece of the puzzle for you.  Hold tight @Jonnyf😉

Hi team! As new model experience is preferred and as we now create all new tools in NUX and move existing tools from Classic UX to NUX, do you have plans to change Models-Pages-Apps order on the Home dashboard? Users, especially new users, often open the "first item with the needed name" that they see. And so currently they often open Model instead of App.

 

Anna

I have made the switch to the NUX some months ago as I really think I can pretty much do everything that I used to do in the Classic UX and have it done in a more efficient way. 

 

One key thing that bugs me about it is the fact that the modules used in App pages in the NUX do not currently show in the "Used in Dashboards" column in Module settings.  It's a bit of a pain having to check the App Pages to double check if a module that you would like to delete is used in one or more App pages.  Anaplan doesn't prevent the deletion of a module being used in NUX pages so you only find this out when you go to a NUX page and find that you no longer have access to grid views from modules that you have already deteled.

 

I know is in the roadmap but I really hope it comes soon to avoid unnecessary time spent on checking/restoring stuff.

 

The only other big thing for me that would be great to have is the ability to change the model source for an App more easily than having to go through each App page when multiple model sources are being used.  It would be great to have feature where page builders can just repoint an existing model source to a new model source for an entire App rather than going page by page which can be a time consuming process and one that can easily cause mistakes.  

 

Again, I believe this is already on the roadmap but would love to have it prioritised as this is something that we often have to change for clients several times during a project.

@Kovalskaya this is something we're definitely keen to look into in the coming year, How we go about doing it is still being investigated, but the answer to your question is yes.

@m.angeles11 Thanks for your feedback.

@eschera @SriG @annejulie Nice article, simple and well written. Thank You. Ravinder.

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