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Guidelines Before submitting a new idea, start your journey by searching the Idea Exchange—it may save you time! You may come across a similar idea that’s already active in the Idea Exchange with an up-to-date Status, multiple kudos, and maybe even some recent comments. Duplicate ideas will be frozen, and the author and all other viewers will be directed to the original idea posting. If your idea has already been posted, you should encourage the idea by using the tips in the Participating in the Idea Exchange article. If you determine that your idea has not yet been posted, click the Suggest an idea button within the Idea Exchange to draft your new idea.   Documenting your idea is simple, using the New Idea form:   As a best practice, try to write your idea or suggestion in the following format: Title: Make this short and concise. Try to use a few words here instead of a full sentence. Description: This should summarize your idea by using the following sentence: As a [type of user], I want to [have/do something], so that [I receive this benefit]. Example: “As an author of a new idea, I want to have multiple text color options so that I may highlight specific areas of my idea to better separate them from others.” Example of Enhancement: This should provide suggested solutions or acceptance criteria for your idea using the following sentence: I’ll know this is successful when [specific criteria is met]. Example:  “I’ll know this is successful when I am able to change the color of text to something other than the default black when authoring a new idea.” Benefit / Impact: This should highlight the expected benefit(s) to your business process or user experience if this idea is incorporated. Describe how you are doing things today and the challenges you are facing. Additional items you may want to include in your idea are: A suggested timeframe, deadline, or overall priority level. Additional context that better establishes your idea. Screenshots, images, short videos, flow charts, and other visual aids. External examples of this same idea, such as a feature you’ve used elsewhere. Don’t forget your labels! Labels Labels can be used to categorize your idea.  You can choose one or multiple labels to use within your idea.  This helps other Anaplan users discover and search for your idea.  Not sure which labels to use?  Have no fear! Choose the label(s) that you think best fit your idea, and the Anaplan team will add additional labels as necessary as we review your idea. Statuses Once new ideas have been submitted to the Idea Exchange, they’ll go through a series of Statuses, which are used to indicate what is happening to the new idea: New: This idea has recently been added to the Idea Exchange and has not yet been addressed by the Anaplan team. Promote ideas in this status by giving them kudos, and even commenting on ideas that you’re passionate about. Acknowledged: This status indicates that a member of the Anaplan Community team has performed an initial review of this idea, that it meets the Community guidelines, and that it is a fully structured idea. Needs Info: This is used to identify ideas that may need a further explanation for the Community and Anaplan team to better understand what is being suggested. Look for a follow-up in the idea’s comments if this status is present, and be sure to respond if it’s your idea! Investigating: The Anaplan team is reviewing the idea and determining how this will fit into the future of Anaplan and the Anaplan platform. We can't provide a timeline, but be sure to check back often and subscribe to receive status and comment updates. Considered for Future Roadmap: Good idea! The idea is under consideration to be part of our long-term roadmap. No development has started, so we cannot provide a timeline for release, but please subscribe to receive updates as we progress. Please note: Roadmap plans are always subject to change. Customers should make their purchase decisions on features that are already available. On Roadmap: Good news! This idea is now on our short-term roadmap. Be sure to check back often and subscribe to receive status and comment updates as we start developing it. Please note: Roadmap plans are always subject to change. Customers should make their purchase decisions on features that are already available. Delivered: We did it! Your idea has become reality and has recently been delivered. Most commonly, delivered ideas will be highlighted in a platform release, but be sure to check the idea comments for a final announcement from the Anaplan team about the idea’s release. Not Planned:   Unfortunately, the idea does not fit the current Anaplan roadmap. This may happen for a variety of   reasons. The Anaplan team will do their best to inform you and the rest of the   Community in the idea's comments as to why it   was declined. Thanks again for posting, and be sure to stay active in the Idea Exchange to promote other users' ideas. Evaluation Criteria Anaplan regularly evaluates and prioritizes ideas to incorporate into the product development roadmap, but we are unable to make any comitments as to if, or when, an idea will be developed. We evaluate ideas based on the following criteria and do our best to provide feedback. You may receive feedback on your submission from our Product Management team in the form of status changes and follow up comments.   Submission Criteria Description 1.   Reach of Impact How many customers would benefit? How often would they use the suggested feature? 2.   Roadmap Fit Does this fit strategically within our current product/service offerings? 3.   Community feedback Is this idea getting noticed (via recent votes/comments/kudos)? Does the idea have many kudos? 4.   Feasibility How long will it take to implement the idea? Is there a workaround available today? 5. Quality of submission Is the submission well written and easy to understand? Does it contain no more than one idea? 6.   Uniqueness Is this a new idea or something that has been submitted already?
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Kudos Kudos are a great way to show your support for ideas in the Idea Exchange and push them to the top of the “Hot Ideas” list. To give kudos to an idea, click the Kudos icon next to the idea’s title. The more kudos and comments an idea receives, the better exposure it will receive with the Anaplan team and the rest of the Anaplan community! Comment Let the Anaplan community know what you think about each idea by posting your thoughts. To comment, click the title of an idea, and then scroll to the bottom of the page to comment. Enter your text, select your subscription preference, and then click Post Your Comment. Subscribe Subscribing to an idea will enable you to receive notifications from the Anaplan Community when: The idea’s status is updated Comments are posted to the idea To subscribe to an idea, navigate to the idea, click Options, and then Subscribe. Once subscribed, you may then edit your notification preferences inside of your profile by navigating to your Profile Avatar > My subscriptions.
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