Platform Updates

This month, we've launched new features including the ability to more easily order lists, seamlessly migrate Classic dashboards to UX, and highlight countries or states based on performance.   Read Full Article
We have successfully made platform enhancements on Saturday, September 26th, 2020, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. PDT. You've got some great new features to try out, including the ability to more easily ...  Read Full Article
We've launched some great features this month, including flexible time labeling, Home customization, and UX ALM features! Check them out and get a sneak peek at what’s coming next month. Read Full Article
We have successfully made platform enhancements on Saturday, August 8th, 2020, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. PDT. You've got some great new features to try out, including the ability to label model...  Read Full Article
We're excited to have launched some great new features this month, including the ability to build models with large-scale data sets and new collaboration capabilities!  Click here to see all the...  Read Full Article

Latest Features

Map Charts

Use our exciting new map charts feature to show regional and global maps. This now gives you the ability to highlight states or countries based on performance. The UX map charts include support for all the existing regions today in classic as well as the addition of regional areas within Germany, Japan and the UK.

Read this Anapedia page for more information.

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Dashboard Import Tool

With the Dashboard Import Tool you can now easily move a classic dashboard to the new UX. This accelerator tool pulls across module grids and standard charts from a Classic dashboard to a Board page. This tool is a great starting point to building out pages in the UX based on an existing dashboard, which can be modified as needed.

Read this Anapedia page for more information.

 

Upcoming UX ALM and forms functionality

Throughout October, we'll be introducing features to enable a single page to support application lifecycle workflows without the need for separate development and production apps. Specifically, where you have access to the models, you can:

  • Choose between different source models associated with a page.
  • Associate multiple models with a page so you can switch the source model of a page as part of an application lifecycle; for example, Dev, Prod 1, Prod 2, etc.
  • Make draft page changes against a development model and save before publishing to the production model or models.

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Forms updates

During the week of October 12, we'll also be making updates to how forms work in the UX. Currently, forms are associated with models and the same instance of the form can be reused/shared many times across different pages built on top of the same model. New updates include:

  • Forms will be associated with a single page, meaning it will no longer be possible to share and reuse forms across multiple pages.
  • Existing forms on pages will become standalone, and they will become unsynced from other forms. Any form changes will need to be made to each form instance on every page.

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Stopping support of Office 2010 on our Office Add-ins

Microsoft will stop supporting Office 2010 on October 13, 2020. Anaplan will follow suit with our Office Add-ins. From our upcoming release date in late October, we will stop supporting Office 2010 for all existing and future Office Add-ins.

If your company doesn't use Office Add-ins or Office 2010, you will not be impacted. If your company uses the Excel or PowerPoint Add-in and Office 2010, you may be impacted.

Anaplan Support will still assist you with any concern, but we will not consider any further development or updates specific to Office 2010. This message has also been sent to the Customer Success Business Partners of customers who have used an Add-in with Office 2010 in the last 30 days.

Excel Add-in 4.0

Our Excel Add-in 4.0 makes it easier for anyone to install and upgrade the Excel Add-in, access the right information at the right time, and work more efficiently. We have summarized the highlights in a blog post and created a short walk-through video.

For further information on this latest version of the Excel Add-in please click here.

Leverage UX ALM

Leverage UX ALM to create, save, preview and publish pages.

  • Draft pages: Page builders will be able to create new draft pages before publishing them.

  • Save changes: Page builders will be able to edit pages in development and save their changes as they go until their updates are complete.

  • Preview pages: Page builders will be able to preview pages from design mode so they can see how it will look and behave in published mode before they publish the complete page.

  • Publish pages: As before, page builders will be able to publish their pages, which will make their drafts or unpublished changes available to end users.

Click on the Anapedia link for each feature to find out more.

Maximise card function in the New UX

You can now maximise a card on a Board to fill the full screen. This allows the user to focus in on the area that is relevant to their needs, whether that be more detail on a chart or filtering and drilling down on a grid. Watch this 50 second video on how this new feature works.

Read this Anapedia page for more information

Gantt charts in the New UX

Visualize your programs, projects, tasks, and promotions with Gantt charts in the New UX. Gantt chart project bars help teams with proactive future planning and allows them to spot and remediate potential bottlenecks, fast. In addition, users can plot key milestones to track progress. Watch this 50 second video on how this new feature works.

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Read this Anapedia page for more information

Editable drill down in the New UX

Easily edit values in a drilled down grid to see the impact of changes at the bottom level of a drilled down hierarchy on the aggregated summaries.

Read this Anapedia page for more information

Share a Page

Loop more users into the planning process by easily sharing Anaplan UX pages with colleagues via email. Simply tap the “Share” icon on the top of the page, search for users, and add a message with details or action items to begin using this new feature. Watch this 1 minute video on how this new feature works.

Read this Anapedia page for more information.

Search for Apps and Pages on Mobile

Users can now leverage the search feature to quickly find Apps and Pages in the mobile app. View search results broken down by result type and use saved recent searches to find the content needed most often.

Read this Anapedia page for more information.

Maintenance Updates

Upcoming Maintenance: October 24, 2020

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Anaplan will be making enhancements to the platform on Saturday, October 24, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. PDT. 
 
This window has been extended by 30 minutes to incorporate infrastructure enhancements that are designed to deliver new capabilities and features for an optimal planning experience.

 

Upcoming end of support for Business Map

To further our commitment at Anaplan to deliver a best-in-class experience, we will be sunsetting the Business Map feature and ending user access to it by late November 2020. We are making room for new exciting features that are currently in development. Check out our roadmap for a look at what we’re working on for the future of Anaplan.

 

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Upcoming Maintenance: October 10 2020

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Anaplan will be making enhancements to the platform on Saturday, October 10, 2020, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. PDT.

The platform will be offline during this maintenance window. Once the maintenance is complete, you can resume your work in Anaplan.

 End of support for TLS 1.1: To align with industry-tested best practices, we've ended support for TLS 1.1. Impacted customers have already been notified and have upgraded to the TLS 1.2 protocol. As long as your APIs integrate with TLS 1.2, you will not be impacted. You can read more about this deprecation in our blog post, posted in July. 

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Upcoming Maintenance: September 26 2020

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Anaplan will be making enhancements to the platform on Saturday, September 26, 2020, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. PDT.

The platform will be offline during this maintenance window. Once the maintenance is complete, you can resume your work in Anaplan.

  • Order lists—Automatically order lists when new items are imported or manually added.

  • Assign only—Model builders can design more robust and flexible approval processes.

  • Performance enhancements—We’re continuously working to improve platform resiliency and responsiveness.

The platform will be offline during this maintenance window. Once the maintenance is complete, you can resume your work in Anaplan.

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Upcoming Maintenance: September 12 2020

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Anaplan will be making enhancements to the platform on Saturday, September 12, 2020, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. PDT. These platform updates will enable smoother API integrations as well as help prepare the infrastructure for upcoming activities this year.

The platform will be offline during this maintenance window. Once the maintenance is complete, you can resume your work in Anaplan.

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Upcoming Maintenance: August 22 2020

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Anaplan will be making enhancements to the platform on Saturday, August 22, 2020, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. PDT. These infrastructure updates will help expand storage capacity and enhance network infrastructure. 

The platform will be offline during this maintenance window. Once the maintenance is complete, you can resume your work in Anaplan.

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Upcoming Maintenance: August 15 2020

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Anaplan will be making enhancements to the platform on Saturday, August 15, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. PDT. 

These infrastructure updates will enable more seamless API endpoint integrations and help us prepare for upcoming activities later this year.

The platform will be offline during this maintenance window. Once the maintenance is complete, you can resume your work in Anaplan.

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Upcoming Maintenance: August 8 2020

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Anaplan will be making enhancements to the platform on Saturday, August 8, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. PDT. 

As our platform evolves, we're making it easier for users to label models with calendar or fiscal year options and verify user access to models.

The platform will be offline during this maintenance window. Once the maintenance is complete, you can resume your work in Anaplan.

 

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Upcoming Maintenance: July 25 2020

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Anaplan will be making enhancements to the platform on Saturday, July 25, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. PDT. 

These infrastructure enhancements are designed specifically with our users in mind. Platform updates deliver new capabilities and features that deliver an optimal planning experience.

The platform will be offline during this maintenance window. Once the maintenance is complete, you can resume your work in Anaplan.

 

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Upcoming Maintenance: July 11 2020

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Anaplan will be making enhancements to the platform on Saturday, July 11, 2020, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. PDT.

 

These infrastructure changes will enable us to deliver new, advanced features in the near future that will streamline your platform experience. We are committed driving the innovation teams need to make quick agile decisions.

The platform will be offline during this maintenance window. Once the maintenance is complete, you can resume your work in Anaplan.

 

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Upcoming Maintenance: June 27 2020

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Anaplan will be making enhancements to the platform on June 27, 2020, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. PDT.

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Upcoming Maintenance: June 13 2020

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Anaplan will be making enhancements to the platform on June 13, 2020, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. PDT.

During this time, we will be strengthening network resiliency by migrating to higher-performance data storage.

The platform will be offline during this maintenance window. Once the maintenance is complete, you can resume your work in Anaplan.

 

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Upcoming Maintenance: May 16 2020
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Anaplan will be making enhancements to the platform on May 16, 2020, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. PDT

As our platform continues to evolve, we are making it easier than ever for you to scale, audit, and authenticate. 

The platform will be offline during this maintenance window. Once the maintenance is complete, you can resume your work in Anaplan.

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Upcoming Maintenance: May 2 2020
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Anaplan will be making enhancements to the platform on May 2, 2020, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. PDT. As our platform continues to scale, we are constantly taking steps to fortify and improve our infrastructure.

In addition and as a reminder we will have a shortened release window on Saturday, May 2, 2020, from 6:00 p.m .to 8:30 p.m PDT. We will be upgrading our framework and java version to enhance security and performance in preparation for the activities coming throughout May.

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Upcoming Maintenance: April 25 2020
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Anaplan will be making enhancements to the platform on April 25, 2020, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. PDT.

We are excited to make it easier and smoother for you to log into Anaplan.

From now on, Anaplan SSO users tapping a link to an Anaplan destination (Classic, NewUX or WorkflowEA) can log in through a new link:"Log in with Single Sign-on (SSO)". 

This link is visible under the email address field. The enhancement will direct users to their SSO provider's portal page to enter their credentials.

If they have clicked on a destination to Anaplan, after successful login they will land on the destination page.

This also means SSO users can login directly to Anaplan from Frontdoor.

 

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Upcoming Maintenance: March 28 2020
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Anaplan will be making enhancements to the platform on Saturday, March 28, 2020, from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. PDT. 

Along with infrastructure enhancements, the admin console is getting the updated look and feel of the New UX.

The platform will be offline during this maintenance window. Once the maintenance is complete, you can resume your work in Anaplan.

The way you access Anaplan is changing: In early April 2020, "Home" will become the default landing page for all users. This means that when a user logs into Anaplan they will be greeted with this new "Home" page, with a look and feel similar to the New UX. To learn more about the "Home" page and how it enables a seamless journey for a user across all of their Anaplan content, see this blog post

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Upcoming Maintenance: March 14 2020
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Update: Anaplan has made the decision to cancel our March 14, 2020 planned release, in support of our customers' need for continued use of the platform, to accommodate re-planning associated with meeting a critical humanitarian need.

 

Anaplan will be making enhancements to the platform on March 14th, 2020, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. PDT.

As our platform has been growing rapidly, we continue to make infrastructure improvement to ensure continued stability and scalability.

The upcoming improvement will enable us to:

  • Modernize our infrastructure 
  • Offer a more performant storage array
  • Improve stability and performance uptime

We remain committed to driving the innovation businesses need today for the decisions you make tomorrow.

The platform will be offline during this maintenance window. Once the maintenance is complete, you can resume your work in Anaplan.

 

The way you access Anaplan is changing: In early April 2020, "Home" will become the default landing page for all users. This means that when a user logs into Anaplan they will be greeted with this new "Home" page, with a look and feel similar to the New UX. To learn more about the "Home" page and how it enables a seamless journey for a user across all of their Anaplan content, see this blog post

 

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Upcoming Maintenance: February 22 2020
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Anaplan will be making platform enhancements on Saturday, February 22nd, 2020, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. PST. The Anaplan platform will be taken offline to perform these enhancements. Once the maintenance is complete, you may resume your work in Anaplan.

  • ALM enhancements: Improved robustness of ALM sync and introduction of restore point identifiers "Begin sync revision" and "End sync revision failed" to model History. These markers enable the identification of compatible restore points before or after an unsuccessful sync.
  • Dynamic Cell Access (DCA) enhancements: For DCA enabled cells, data imports are enhanced to update only the cells based on the respective users' dynamic cell access.

  • User Experience enhancements: New capability for model builders to open "line item subsets". An "Open button" is now available for "line item subsets", delivering functionality similar to open for "general lists".

Coming soon: In early April 2020, new "Home" will become the default landing page for all users. This means that when a user logs into Anaplan, instead of landing on "Launchpad", as they do today, they will be greeted with the new "Home" page. To learn more about the new "Home" page and how it enables a seamless journey for a user across all of their Anaplan content, see this blog post.

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Upcoming Maintenance: February 8 2020
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Anaplan will be making infrastructure enhancements to the platform on Saturday, February 8th, 2020, from 1 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. PDT. Please note that this maintenance is 90 minutes longer than our usual windows due to the scope of these enhancements. While we are scheduling the maintenance for an additional 90 minutes, we will work diligently to restore the platform as quickly as possible. Please subscribe to the Status Page to be notified when the maintenance is finished.

These enhancements include the support for DigiCert Assured ID Root CA – G2 as a new root certificate. Customers will be able to use their DigiCert client certificates against this new root certificate for authentication with Anaplan APIs. Please find a full list of supported CA certificates here.

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