Coming Soon: 9 December, 2017

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December 6
Update: We are pleased to announce upcoming enhancements coming soon in the December 9, 2017 release. Preview those planned enhancements below.

Get ready for our newest product enhancements coming soon on December 9, 2017. Our new enhancements enable Anaplan customers to create a better end user experience using:

  • Improved security and privacy options for import and export files
  • Multiple dashboard and UI updates including a new dashboard toolbar
  • User lists

The release will also include:

  • Limited release of personal saved dashboards
  • We will no longer support the SFDC connector


Coming Soon December 9, 2017 Webinar


New Product Enhancements

Dashboards & Visualization

List Filter

Now, users can obtain the most relevant information and data with the new, user friendly list filtering. List filters allow for increased filtering options by providing an easier, cleaner way to select and apply filters. Users can now apply these filters column by column on list formatted items, in a more familiar way, to display specific results and data.

ListFilter0.png List filters cascade down as more filters are applied.List filters cascade down as more filters are applied.


Resizing buttons on a dashboard

Sometimes, it’s the simple things in life that are the most exciting to us. In this case, it’s having the option to declutter and organize your dashboards with resizable buttons.

This new feature allows users to simply set the “Auto” sizing option, or apply a custom width to new and existing dashboard buttons using specific pixel values.

Button0.png Button1.png


Style buttons

Change the look of buttons on your dashboard with Style options. Available in the Style section of the properties panel, buttons can be changed to be displayed as one of three options:

  • Primary
  • Default
  • Link



Dashboard toolbar

Navigating around dashboards just became easier with the new dashboard toolbar. Whether you’re an administrator or an end user, you can now open the dashboard toolbar to have quick access to necessary buttons and functionality, rather than selecting a menu and choosing an option.

Available in both run-time and design modes, the dashboard toolbar creates a better separation of roles between viewing a dashboard and building a dashboard. With just a quick click of the tab where the dashboard is displayed, the dashboard toolbar will appear.

Run-time mode.Run-time mode.

Design mode.Design mode.

Also, Workspace Administrators can now preview their dashboard designs with the Design/Preview button, which allows for quick edits without frequent publication.


If multiple administrators are working on the same dashboard, and changes are saved, a new message will be displayed to all other administrators and users that states a new version of the dashboard is available.



Waterfall charts and dynamic chart selection

Waterfall charts will now include dynamic data selection to reflect your latest data. If a chart is created by selecting row or column headers, new items will then automatically be displayed in the chart when new data items are added to a source module. However, if only a range of cells are selected to display a waterfall chart, then the newly-added items will not be displayed.




Disable Open Source Module for published line items

Hide complexity from end users by disabling the open source module option for published line items with the new Open Source Module enable/disable checkbox.



Show All option disabled for dropdown lists configured with Selective Access

The Show All option from within filtered pick lists can now be removed by unchecking Allow access to unfiltered items. This prevents end users from overriding your selective access or dependent dropdowns with the Show All option.

For existing setups, this checkbox will be checked by default to avoid migration issues. However, for new line items, this option will always be unchecked.




Users List

As an organization grows, the end users will inevitably change with it. To help streamline end user management, we have created a general Users list that is configured and kept up-to-date in the Users tab.

The Users list (displayed as Users) is available across all models within a workspace. It dynamically reports the current users, eliminates the need for a locally created list of users in each model, and simplifies maintenance of user details across a workspace.

While you will not see the Users list under General lists in the Settings tab, you will see it as an option every time you create a module or utilize the “Applies to” section.



Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)

Compare Revisions in the Same Model

Using the new Compare button, model builders and workspace administrators may now track structural changes that are made between revisions within the same development model. Upon a quick comparison, changes can be viewed instantly on the platform, or downloaded as a detailed Comparison Report that outlines the specific changes made between revisions.




Save History Exports

Administrators can now save history exports as an Action for later use using the new Save Options checkbox. Just like other Actions, the "Export from Model History" Actions can be re-run by selecting the Save Options checkbox prior to showing the history. Furthermore, history exports can even be published to dashboards using Processes for quick and easy reuse.

While the "Export from Model History" Action cannot be edited, you can override it by saving another model history export with the same name.




Property Imports in History

Previously, list properties have been imported as individual rows in History, which could potentially create thousands of entries (rows) when multiple properties were changed. Now, property changes are consolidated into two new entries, eliminating the excessive History entries:

  • An Import row
  • A Bulk data change row

This new condensed approach helps to improve the speed and performance of list imports, as well as improve the tracking and reviewing of your import history.


Private and Default Import and Export Files

Administrators can further customize file imports and exports to ensure that the right users have access to the right files. Workspace Administrators can now choose the desired privacy level for their import from 3 different options:

  • Myself (keep private)
  • Administrators only
  • Everyone


This new setting allows Workspace Administrators to control whether a file import or export uses a personal file, which is set by selecting Myself (keep private) from the dropdown, or a default file. In summary:

  • A personal file can only be accessed by the user who originally uploaded the source file or ran the export. Please note, these personal files are removed from models if they're not accessed at least once every 48 hours.
  • If a user's personal file no longer exists for a particular file import data source (IDS) or Export Action, the default file (if one is set) is used instead. Default files have no expiration date.


Administrator's Note: At the time of this release, all existing files will be set to default files.

Note: There will be no change in behavior for end users. This update only impacts Workspace Administrators and API users.


Enhanced Launchpad

The Anaplan Launchpad is getting a new look. The enhanced Launchpad offers new and updated menus, including:

  1. An Application menu, which includes direct access to applications that end-users have access to, and the Anaplan App Hub
  2. An updated Help menu, with multiple forms of platform support, including the new "Contact support" option
  3. A re-designed User menu 



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