# Extend the number of future years

## Extend the number of future years

For the purpose of calculating lease contracts in IFRS 16 it's sometimes needed to have wide time ranges in the model. Currently, the amount of future years is limited up to 50 years and past years up to 20 years (link). This means you have a maximum time range of 70 years. We experience that some lease contracts extend 70 years and therefor require a wider time range to do certain calculations without work arounds. It would be succesfully solved if time ranges are either unlimited or extended up to a maximum of 100 future and past years.

Contributor

Totally agree.  I found this FY business confusing too when i first entered Anaplan world

Super Contributor

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Certified Master Anaplanner

Great suggestion!

There is already an "Idea" out there called Relabel the time dimension; however, it's a little complex given Time doesn't contain properties, etc.  Majority of our retail customers use different types of calendars so it's important to distinguish the calendar type by allowing aliases on time so it's customizable to their business.  For example, when NIKE sees FY they think Fiscal Years and in Quarters.  When they see BY they think Business Year and in Seasons.  Two completely different meanings based on the calendars (see below for example) and their aliases / labels.

Fiscal Year (FY19) - July - June = Financial Calendar
Q1-19 - July August September
Q2-19 - October November December
Q3-19 - January February March
Q4-19 - April May June

Business Year (BY18) - January - December = Planning Calendar
SP-18 - January February March
SU-18 - April May June
FA-18 - July August September
HO-18 - October November December

All we're asking for is an Alias Tab on Time that could be manually maintained to create the necessary aliases.  The time-based calc functions and the YTD/YTG functionality would still work as intended because it would be reading the current time-based structure.  Below is an example:

 Current Alias Jan 18 Jan 18 Feb 18 Feb 18 Mar 18 Mar 18 Q1 FY18 SP 18 Apr 18 Apr 18 May 18 May 18 Jun 18 Jun 18 Q2 FY18 SU 18 Jul 18 Jul 18 Aug 18 Aug 18 Sep 18 Sep 18 Q3 FY18 FA 18 Oct 18 Oct 18 Nov 18 Nov 18 Dec 18 Dec 18 Q4 FY18 HO 18 FY18 BY18

Valued Contributor

Status changed to: Under Investigation
Contributor

I want to bump this topic. Our current customer is asking to re-label the time dimension per Matt Brady's explanation.

Occasional Contributor

I have a customer that would also like to customize the labels to the time dimension.  In their case, it's due to having a non-calendar fiscal year.  They have a Feb - Jan fiscal year and label it based on when it starts.  Thus, we are in fiscal year 2019, which started in February and ends in January 20.  They would like to show January 20 as January 19, so that all of the months for the current fiscal year show the same fiscal year. They do a lot of stuff in weeks, so in some modules, the month is a parent.

Valued Contributor

Thank you for your idea submission. After careful review with our internal product teams on your idea, we unfortunately have decided this does not fit our current platform road map. As you can understand, we have to balance requests with our strategic direction and keeping the platform running well (think keeping up with security requirements, infrastructure updates for performance and stability).

We appreciate you taking the time to submit your suggestions, and encourage you to continue to do so in the future. If you have any concerns, don't hesitate to reach out to the Anaplan team through here or Community@Anaplan.com.

Status changed to: Not Planned