As a daily enduser, I need to be able to control the rank of insertion of a new row in a grid to be compliant with the needs of external stakeholders. I need to be able the choose exactly the rank/position where I want to insert the row when I click on an "insert" button instead of "at the end" by default.
This could be fullfilled by
1. Developping a functionality allowing to select the rank of insertion of a new row in a grid, i.e: I select the row before the rank were I want to insert the new one, and then click on an "insert" button
2. or developping a feature "insert row above/below selection"
3. and/or enhancing the "Move" functionality by limiting the "view" on the selected grid ("selected grid" = based on all filters applied to the grid, i.e area the grid applies to, version of the grid...)
We have developped our Anaplan model to replace Excel files. Our expectation was to accelerate our current business process. The consequence of not being able to control the position of our new elements inserted in our grids is that we still need to use Excel in our process, finalize our grids in Excel, and then recopy these grids in Anaplan, once we are sure all elements are at the right position. The "recopy" takes about 8 hours per case, as many quality and consistency checks are required to ensure the grid in Anaplan exactly matches the Excel grid. Indeed, in our business case, grids are part of contracts.
The need to "recopy" delays the 1st step of our business process, impacting all our endusers community (~150) in our company but also in partnering companies, and delaying allthe subsequent steps of our business process until our customers, with some legal consequences.
The implementation of our need is critical for our company and business process.
It will allow us:
- using only Anaplan to cover our business process,
- fullfilling all the legal requirements,
- respecting the timelines
- facilitating the adoption of Anaplan by our endusers community
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.