The Official Master Anaplanner Program

The Master Anaplanner Certification is the highest technical certification level in our ecosystem. Certified Master Anaplanners are tenaciously breaking down silos in organizations by evangelizing Anaplan’s Platform to achieve Connected Planning. They are the top 1% of our ecosystem and are thought leaders who combine industry knowledge with technical expertise to lead transformations in businesses.

They are the planning experts who leverage Anaplan’s technology to find the best solution for any business problem, always innovating ways to bring scale and collaboration across organizations to drive more efficient and accurate business planning. With Anaplan at the core, they aren’t afraid to take on complex challenges to develop and make your Honeycomb™️ a reality.

Certified Master Anaplanners are eagerly promoting best practices and sharing insight on their Anaplan journeys. You can see them presenting at CPX (our annual user conference), leading discussions in User Groups, and providing solutions in the Community

Pictured left: Brittany Deaton (2019 Master Anaplanner of the Year) With Frank Calderoni and Simon Tucker

Anaplan rewards our Certified Master Anaplanners. For example, Certified Master Anaplanners join an exclusive network of like-minded experts in the private Master Anaplanner user group, and regularly receive public recognition and Master Anaplanner-branded swag throughout the year. They wear the Master Anaplanner Trophy with pride; it’s difficult to miss them!

After passing a competitive qualification process, Certified Master Anaplanners are expected to keep up-to-date with their training and contributions in the Community annually to maintain their certification. The Master Anaplanner Program will continue to evolve and support a strong and thriving ecosystem of model builders and Anaplan champions.

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What is a Certified Master Anaplanner?

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How do I maintain my Master Anaplanner status each year?

Annual status maintenance will be required to ensure Master Anaplanners stay current on product updates and engaged in Anaplan activities. You will be expected to stay up to date on new product release features. Please watch for additional details in coming months to ensure your Master Anaplanner status stays active each year.

I understand I need to actively engage in the program once I've achieved Master Anaplanner status. How do I get started?

We expect our Master Anaplanners to engage in many ways. First, by using and deploying the latest Anaplan features and functions to enhance your company's connected planning journey, including data integration (ALM, HyperConnect, etc.). 

In addition, it is also encouraged that you engage in the Anaplan Community by participating in product discussion boards, authoring best practice posts, contributing to blogs, and providing use cases. We look forward to your participation as both a contributor and a leader in webinars, User Groups, and at our annual CPX conference.

Is the certification test timed?

The test allows for 90 Minutes to complete and must be completed in one concurrent session.

What will the certification test be like?

Designed to test your cross-functional Anaplan knowledge, the test includes 60 multiple choice questions around Data Integration, Model Building, and The Center of Excellence Principles. Upon submitting your test, you will be notified within 10 business days if you have been accepted into the Master Anaplanner program.

How do I access the certification test?

A link to the Master Anaplanner certification test will be sent to applicants that meet the activity in model requirement within 15 business days of applying.

Applicants that don't meet the activity in model requirement will receive an email within 15 business days of applying detailing the next steps to take in order to meet the requirement.

Are there any fees for the test or program?

Currently, the Master Anaplanner program and certification test are both free of charge.

My submission was rejected. What are the next steps to continue my journey to become a Master Anaplanner?

If your application did not meet the requirements for any reason, feedback will be provided to you to assist you with next steps.

How much time do I have to complete all the requirements?

Applicants will be required to complete training, submit an application, and gain model building experience. There is no time limit on completing requirements, but they all must be completed prior to gaining access to the certification test.

Where can I find details on the required training?

Training requirements can be found by visiting our training outline here.

Am I eligible to be a Master Anaplanner?

Any customer or partner who has been with Anaplan for a minimum of one year is eligible to apply. Consideration will be given to applicants who completed the required Anaplan training and who have met a high level of monthly activity within their Anaplan model(s), measured through model activity and edits.

How is model activity defined and measured?

Activities are measured on your daily interactions with your company's models within the platform. Activities are defined as structural edits made within your model.

In order to maintain annual status, you must maintain a high level of model activity throughout the year.

How does the program work?

Applicants will be required to complete training, submit an application, and achieve a high level of measured activity within their Anaplan model(s) on a consistent basis before taking the certification test.

Annual maintenance of status will be required to ensure Master Anaplanners stay current on product updates and engaged in Anaplan activities. Please watch for additional details coming throughout 2019 to ensure your Master Anaplanner status stays active every year.

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