Starting a Anaplan User Group
What is the goal of the Anaplan User group program?
Anaplan user groups are a valuable and educational resource for Anaplan customers. Anaplan User Groups bring together model builders in particular regions and cities to network with their local Anaplan community, and discuss and collaborate on best practices to get the most out of Anaplan and their models.
How much of a time commitment is required?
To run a successful and valuable AUG, the AUG leader should commit about 5 hours per week to maintain the group. This includes updating the AUG website, engaging with members in the community user group page, planning upcoming meetups, and promoting upcoming meetups.
I am new to Anaplan, can I still lead a AUG?
We ask that you are anaplan customer in good standing for a least 6 months before becoming a AUG leader. We want to ensure that our AUG leaders are experienced and comfortable with the Anaplan software.
Can I have a co-leader?
Yes you can and we highly recommend it! Having 1 or 2 people help you manage the AUG is beneficial for both you and the group.
How many customers are in my area?
Anaplan will research the amount of customers in your area and provide you with a list of accounts by city. Since you know the surrounding towns better than we do, you can highlight the towns within 1hour driving distance. From there we will determine if there are enough customers in your area to start a AUG.
What is the ideal number of customers needed to start a AUG?
At least 10 customer accounts within 1 hour traveling distance is ideal.
How does Anaplan support the AUG program?
Anaplan will help you promote your AUG through a variety of ways, including email sends, our Community platform, social media, etc.
My state/country is rather small. Can I start a AUG for the entire state/country?
Sorry no, AUG need to be city specific. Even though your state/country may be small at this moment, we have no doubt that the number of Anaplan customers will grow, and we don’t want to limit the opportunities for other AUG to start. You have the opportunity to create a virtual user group in the Anaplan Community until the area grows.
How do I become a AUG leader?
To start, please fully read the AUG here to ensure you accept the terms of the program. You can then Apply.
Can I connect with other AUG leaders to get ideas?
The best way to connect with other AUG leaders is on the AUG leader Community group.
Can I access the list of customers in my area?
How do I set up the AUG Community group?
Each AUG has a Community group for members to join and share ideas.
How far in advance should I start promoting the meetup?
We recommend giving yourself 4-5 weeks of promotion. This gives the customers in the area plenty of notice and helps maintain your attendance numbers.
How do I alert Anaplan of my meetup?
Complete the request form for AUG leaders to fill out each time they have an upcoming meetup planned. This notifies us of your meetup so Anaplan can help promote it and put it on the AUG calendar.
What are the best practices for promoting my meetup?
Promote your upcoming meetup to all marketing professionals in your area via the appropriate social channels.
Will Anaplan send an email promoting my meetup to customers in the area?
Yes, we will craft an email once per year promoting your upcoming meetup and send it to our customers in the area. The email will include 2 links to register for the event and one link to join your Anaplan community .
How many email can I request Anaplan to send?
We can send 2-3 emails per year per AUG in addition to the first email sent for brand new AUGs. If you want another email send from Anaplan, please request the email send 3 weeks in advance by emailing us at email@example.com. Last minute requests will not be honored.