Join the Group to get started; this will let you interact and ensure you receive Group activity updates. Once that’s done, jump into the conversation in the Forum and say hello. Be sure to watch for info about upcoming events—we hope to see you there!
Hello dear Members !
I hope you are all good,
My name is Sylvain Armand, and I am the new Global Program Manager for the User Groups Program. I am part of the Anaplan journey for the last 3,5 years as a Customer Success Business Partner, working closely with customers every days. As my name can suggest, I am based in EMEA.
Program status : We had a pause in the program the last months due the situation and it will be back to normal soon, even if it will progress at the same time as I ramp up.
What you can expect in the coming Month :
Over this summer, we will redefine the strategy and the goals of the program
I am currently connecting with User Group Leaders to understand the status of each group and how we can better support you by setting set up the most relevant actions
I will publish regularly some news about the program
If you want to give us feedbacks, reply under this post ! The members of a group is what gives it life !
... View more
On Wednesday, July 20 at 10 a.m. ET I’ll be joined by Taylor Rogers, @taylor_rogers Certified Master Anaplanner & Merchandise Systems Model Builder at Stitch Fix, and Andy Martin, @andrew_martin_1 Director, Operational Excellence Organization at Anaplan , for a fun and informative session focusing on the migration from Classic to UX. We’ll be chatting about Taylor's experience with the process, Management Reporting, ALM, as well as answering your questions along the way!
Can’t make it? Don’t worry, we will be recording and posting the event to the UX Designer hub afterward.
... View more
On November 9, hear from Anaplan leaders and featured customer speakers from ServiceNow, Johnson & Johnson, Coca-Cola, and more, along with on-demand sessions tailored for your industry.
On November 10, take a deep dive into the aspects of model building that pertain most to you, with experiences specifically for Aspiring Solution Architects, UX Designers, and Developers. Interact directly with customer and partner experts as well as your peers. Plus, learn about the latest features from our Product team in a special fireside chat.
Register here to join us!
Looking forward to seeing you there!
... View more
1. Anaplan’s new modeling experience (NMX) is live! On Tuesday May 4th, we released our new modeling experience to GA (General Availability). Here are a few of the new features: Sleek new look and feel that is aligned with the Anaplan UX New intuitive formula editor so you can highlight syntax to improve accuracy and easily read formulas Model object search to quickly access models, lists, and dashboards Open lists as discrete object tabs to streamline your experience Enhanced navigation for faster access to modeling screens and objects Quickly switch models using the global navigation model selector Deep linking to share specific model objects via individual URLs You can enable NMX by following these 3 simple steps: Login to Anaplan Click on “Models” in the top right of the page Toggle the new model experience feature on (you can always switch back later) For now, the classic experience is the default, but at some point in the future, NMX will become the default. I encourage you all to turn it on to see the new features for yourself. Check out this Community page for more information and to see a short video that demonstrates the new features. 2. Have you seen the Anaplan roadmap lately? Our product team is working hard on some really exciting enhancements to the Anaplan platform and we’d love to share this with you. We can’t communicate roadmap items over email, but we’re happy to have a meeting with you to give you some visibility into what’s coming later this year. Please reach out to me if you’re interested in learning more. Did you know that you have a direct connection to our product teams? Many of the items on the roadmap and items that have been delivered recently, have come directly from our customers via the Anaplan Idea Exchange. Our product team monitors the Idea exchange very closely so be sure to add your ideas and have your colleagues “up-vote” them. 3. Anaplan Listens! We recently conducted our bi-annual customer relationship survey. Thank you to everyone that responded – we really appreciate your feedback. This is one of the primary tools we use to evaluate ourselves and improve how we work with our customers. I will be reaching out to you directly to address any feedback that you may have provided. As a company, we are currently analyzing the results and coming up with a plan to address the feedback. Once this process is complete, we will share the output of that process publicly and make the necessary improvements. From our last survey, the following three themes emerged: You are interested in even more features in our UX You would like more extensions with enhanced functionality so that you can integrate Anaplan with your existing systems You would like more flexibility in our pricing models You can see how we have responded to that feedback on our Anaplan Listens community page
... View more
Hi, everyone! There are some exciting announcements in this month's Customer Success newsletter. I wanted to post it here to make sure you see them. Please let us know what you're most excited about, and if there is anything you'd like to hear more about at a future event!
Introducing Central Identity Management (CIM)
Central Identity Management (CIM) is a feature where administrators can manage all the users in their tenant from a single dashboard. With CIM, administrators command a single view of all of their users and can easily add, manage, and remove users from the platform with no need to take additional steps at the model level to add or remove those users. For customers that would like to have separation of duties, they can now assign two different people to the User Admin and Workspace Admin roles.
Phase 1 started with the creation of the User Admin role on March 3rd. As of Phase 2, The User Administrator role will have the ability to create, add and remove users to and from workspaces within Administration, rather than within the user’s tab of their workspace. While the release for Phase 2 is not yet scheduled, having the User Admin role created provides time for Customers to transition current responsibilities from Workspace Admin (WSA) to User Admin.
Phase 1 & Phase 2 Breakdown:
During the transition from Phase 1 to Phase 2, the WSA will still be responsible for creating, adding and removing users. The User Admin role functionality will only be ready for use once Phase 2 is released. Once Phase 2 is released, ONLY User Admins will be able to create, add and remove users. The WSA will no longer be able to create, add and remove users to/from a workspace. The WSA will still be responsible for controlling data security within each model.
[Tenant Admins]: Follow the steps below. Note: These changes must be made BEFORE Phase 2 to avoid disruption to one’s ability to manage users
Identify users who should be allowed to create, add and remove users
Assign them to the User Admin role
Communicate this update to current WSAs: they will no longer be able to create, add and remove users when Phase 2 release occurs
If you have any questions, please contact your CSBP.
Resources to help you plan and build your Anaplan Center of Excellence (CoE)
When talking about Connected Planning, the technology is often at the forefront of the conversation. However, without connected people and a strong governing force, Connected Planning can easily devolve back into the disjointed siloed planning that is the familiar default of the planning landscape.
A Center of Excellence is the foundation to ensure successful utilization of the Anaplan platform to enable true Connected Planning. At its core, a Center of Excellence is a centralized governing body dedicated to ensuring scalable and successful implementation of Anaplan to execute on strategic objectives and achieve desired business outcomes.
Learn more about starting your own Center of Excellence using the resources below.
If you would like a deeper dive into any particular topic, please contact your CSBP.
CoE Resources in the Community: This is where all of the resources and collateral are hosted.
9 stages of building a CoE: This video demystifies and simplifies the steps to build a Centers of Excellence. It’s a very short video and has helped our customers spark more interest as it has helped them realize that they have already made progress into these steps. Please note that the stages are not necessarily consequential, however, establishing the people side of the CoE is the foundation to the rest of the stages
CoE Customer Panel Discussions from CPX : We have recordings from San Francisco and London . Would be a great resource if you have time to listen through what other customers have prioritized in building their CoE and what type of success they have seen
Customer CoE Examples: We also have a collection of slides on how other customers have approached building their CoE and what problem they were/are looking to solve. If you are interested, we can go through them together to find what you feel would resonate the best with your management team.
Collaboration updates now available in the UX
Slack integration: Slack integration is live. Once installed in your Anaplan workspace, you can share a UX page with your Slack contacts and public channels from within the “share a page” modal, and the Anaplan Slackbot will notify your recipients. This means you can bring Anaplan data to those who need it even more quickly for efficient collaboration.
User tagging with context aware notifications: User tagging has been added to Commenting in the UX. You can tag colleagues to notify them and bring them into the conversation when you need their input. This allow a recipient to open their URL to a page with the correct context loaded and their conversation panel open and ready to reply in an instant. User tagging is available across the web and Anaplan mobile app.
See the Collaboration data sheet for more information on all of the collaboration features now available.
... View more