It may seem hard to believe, but the Anaplan Community will be six years old this spring! From its humble beginnings, to all things “Anaplan,” to becoming the go-to spot for Connected Planning thought leadership, the Anaplan Community has had quite a ride. In the spirit of the new year—a time for both reflection and anticipation—let’s look back at the evolution of the Community and look ahead at what’s to come.
It’s year one! You can see that Anaplan brand colors at the time were blue, red, and white, so we made as much use of them as possible! The Anaplan Community was created as a place to house Anapedia (Anaplan’s repository of technical documentation) and other training and product information to support our early customers after they had received training. At the time, the Community was only accessible to our customers.
During this time period, we redesigned the Community look and feel to align with Anaplan’s refined brand colors, focused on enhancing our forums experience, and expanded the product content offered through Anapedia. In late 2014, we launched the Anaplan App Hub , and soon after began featuring it on the Community. The App Hub is the place to find pre-built models to accelerate your planning journey. With this addition, we reinforced our commitment to building a one-stop shop to support our customers.
As Anaplan grew, we needed the Community to grow with it. We saw an increase in the numbers of customers coming to the Community for the latest and greatest about our product releases, Calculation Functions , and so much more. With the evolution of our product, our customers and partners expressed a need for a space dedicated to the topic of Data Integration. Ask and we shall provide! Meanwhile, we were also working behind the scenes on the backend of our Community to ensure we were providing the best experience possible.
"You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete." —Buckminster Fuller
THE BIG ONE! 2017 was a massive year of change for the Anaplan Community. In March, we launched our new Community, which included:
A new online experience, featuring improved forums, articles from internal experts, new ways to engage (Kudos and badges), and so much more.
A new look and feel to match Anaplan’s updated logo.
Opening the doors to all. Our leadership team decided it was time to share our content with the world. Since then, an Anaplan login is no longer required to access the majority of content on the Community.
Ongoing research. Hearing from our Community users became a huge focus for us, so we initiated biannual user research sessions to continuously improve your experience.
Based on the user research we gathered in 2017, we made major changes throughout 2018 in direct response to what you, our users, told us. These included:
Significant improvements to the navigation.
An enhanced search tool.
Creating an experience focused on the content you use the most.
Sharing Anaplan content from both internal and external experts.
New programs and improvements to existing areas, such as Ask Me Anything , User Groups , Platform Updates , Support , and (of course) the Community Blog .
Today and the rest of 2019
So what’s next? This year we’re focusing on fun and engaging content and new user experiences. What does this mean for you?
More articles on planning and Connected Planning, from internal and external experts.
Additional ways to connect with your fellow Anaplanners.
Improvements to your online experience. (Remember: you’re talking and we’re listening!)
A community is not a community without its users, and the success of the changes we’ve made over the years is reflected in our user metrics. We are excited to see that you are visiting more often, staying longer, and expressing your opinions about the quality of the content we, and others, are providing in the Community. Keep sharing ideas in the Idea Exchange, trading tips and solutions in the forums, and contributing best practices articles through our Community Contribution program.
We have lots more plans and ideas for this year and we are excited to share them all with you. So please stay connected with us. Join a User Group. Participate in an AMA. And have fantastic 2019!
If you have feedback about improving your Community experience or have other thoughts to share, drop us a line at email@example.com .
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Respect individuals by keeping your tone positive, your comments constructive, and your language appropriate for a public forum.
Assume positive intent.
Keep contributions relevant to the community’s mission and to the specific discussion or topic posted.
Keep discussions in one place. Do not duplicate messages in different areas of the community. If you have a new question, start a new thread rather than interrupting a conversation.
Help others solve problems and succeed by contributing to discussions.
Embrace new ideas and creative solutions.
Give and receive feedback fearlessly, with respect and honesty.
Use your passion to inspire others and help them succeed.
In every conversation or post, be open and respectfully direct.
Speak the truth out of a desire to help one another, improve experiences, and foster better interactions.
Don't share anything about yourself or your organization that you would not want to see on a road-side billboard.
Share your business email address if you wish, but don't post personal information—your own or anyone else's—including contact information or any content that you receive in one-to-one communications without the author's consent.
Use good judgment when considering advice or best practices shared on the Community. They may not be recommended for or pertinent to you since your situation, use case, or models may vary from those of the individual sharing a solution.
Apply the same common sense to what you find in the Community that you would apply to information anywhere else on the Internet.
Flag inappropriate content for review
If you recognize any violation of these guidelines, please notify the Community team. Choose Report Inappropriate Content from a message's Options menu and let us know why you feel the content is inappropriate.
In addition to the guidelines above (abusive or disrespectful language, personally identifying information, et al.), some examples of inappropriate content include:
Spam of any kind.
Solicitations or promotions. (If you have something you want members to join, participate in, or buy, ask us first.)
Duplicate content or content appropriated without permission from other sources or users.
By using these forums, you agree to follow these rules as well as the full Terms of Service for the Anaplan Community. The Community Team reserves the right to edit submitted content to fit within Community guidelines. If you have any questions about our guidelines, terms, or policies, let us know .
We thank you, and your fellow community members thank you.
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Summary: In this course, you will learn the foundational Anaplan concepts and technical model building skills that you need to constructively participate in an Anaplan implementation. This is a hands-on course; in step-by-step lessons, you’ll build a model designed to meet the needs of end users in a fictional company.
Course Objectives: By the end of this class, you should be able to:
Identify the basic building blocks of Anaplan
Explain the use of dimensions in Anaplan models
Demonstrate how to access and use Anaplan's basic model building features
Manually import data into lists and modules
Use Blueprint view to add formatting and functionality to data
Create basic formulas within individual modules and across modules
Design and create dashboards
Set model access for users
Please note that while lesson content is viewable on mobile devices, your best learning experience will be on a laptop or desktop computer.
After completing the course lessons, you will move on to a final certification project. After successful completion of the project, you’ll be an Official Anaplanner!
This course will take approximately 12 - 16 hours to complete.
Start the course here.
Note: T his is a new version of Introduction to Model Building, released May 2018. If you have already started the prior OnDemand version of the course, access your work directly in the Learning Center at https://learning.anaplan.com/.
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Hi Deepak, In order for us to enable your access to the Partner Community, we will need you to change your Community email address to your company's domain. We can then validate you are an existing Anaplan partner and grant access. If Tachyon Technologies LLC is not yet an Anaplan partner, we encourage you to visit https://www.anaplan.com/partners/ for more information. Thank you! Emily
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Thank you @Laura_Bridge! Glad you are enjoying the enhancements.
Hi @andrewtye - Stay tuned! We are continuing to work on enhancing the forum pages, and very shortly you will have three options to choose from Trending, Recent, and Top. Hoping to deliver that in the next few weeks.
Please keep the feedback coming!
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Welcome to the improved Anaplan Community!
You spoke, we listened. Based on the valuable feedback of our members, Community has launched some exciting new features. The Community look and feel has been updated to bring you an even better experience, including:
Fully re-designed Anaplan Community navigation and experience
A federated search that includes content from the Anaplan Community, Anapedia, and Anaplan.com
Checkout these quick videos on how to best use these new features:
Navigating the Anaplan Community is a snap! Use the category buttons on the left to browse for content that is available to you. Hover over each button to display a sub-menu with additional options, or select the category button to jump to that category’s page. The category buttons remain available for quick access on all Community pages.
The content and areas you’re used to browsing and engaging in on the Anaplan Community are categorized by Topic. Hover over the Topics button in the menu to display all available options. Selecting a specific topic takes you to that topic’s landing page. Here, you’ll find all content available for that topic, including links to Anapedia articles, Forums, Training classes, Shared Best Practice articles, and Videos. You’ll also find useful areas, such as Popular Discussions from the Forums; Recent posts that have accepted solutions in the Forums; and Featured content, that includes new and popular topic-related articles.
The Anaplan Community’s search function allows you to search for content across the Community, Anapedia, and Anaplan.com. Select the Global Search bar, enter your search keywords, and then select the magnifying glass.
When logged in to the Community, the search results are displayed in two separate tabs. First, the Global search tab will display all publicly available content across Anaplan that matches your keywords. You may filter your results by selecting a Source, such as Community; a Community type, such as an article; and even a topic, such as Dashboards. You may also change your results view using the List and Card options, and Sort your results by using Relevance and Date.
Select the Community Search tab to display results that are, again, publicly available in the Community, as well as privately available to you, such as content only available to Anaplan Partners, or content created for an early adopter’s program.
Please note, if you are not logged in to the Community, the search results will only display all publicly available content across Anaplan that matches your keywords, and you will not see the Community Search tab. Be sure to log in before you search!
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We’ve had a lot of interest in the Anaplan Certified Trainer course and we get regular questions about what sort of prep is necessary. Below you’ll find the pre- and post-work for the course. If you have any additional questions, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that this class does have significant pre-work and a post-work assignment. You must complete all prerequisites, listed below, before the start of class. A Learning Center account is required for some of the prerequisites. Set yourself up for success. Pre-Work Complete the following classes: 100: Customer Orientation 101: Foundations 102: Introduction to Model Building Instructor Led version or OnDemand for Certified Trainers version. You must request enrollment in the OnDemand version at Enablement@anaplan.com . 201: Intermediate Model Building Optional: The Agile Suite (140, 341, 342); 280: Whiteboard the Anaplan Way Complete the following assignment below: Select one (1) of the sections labeled 1-10 on the Training Progression Guide and outline how you would teach everything in that section to a first-time Anaplan user. Please consult the 102 Build-Along Guide and the Launchpad presentation. Example: Section 3 is Formats and Formulas (Blueprint + Formulas, pt 1). If you selected section 3, you would need to explain and demonstrate what Blueprint view, summary settings, the formula bar, adding/deleting references, and what the Revenue module formulas mean. These would be slides 69-77 in the above-linked presentation. Using your outline, select one topic from your section and make a five-minute video presentation to bring to the class and present to a partner. Please use all the resources available (Build-Along Guide, Training Progression Guide, Community, the ITMB Instructor Led app, and slide deck). This video must be done BEFORE the class Read the Trainer Grading Rubric – the guide we’ll be using to grade all teach-backs performed in the class. Think of something that everyone would be familiar with and that you do regularly (ex: making toast, putting fuel in a car, using Google Maps) and preparel an outline for how you would teach a five-minute course to someone who is completely unfamiliar with the topic. Bring your outline to the class. Post-Work (Final Exam) This is work to be done in the week after the class but before you do a co-teach opportunity to be able to teach Launchpad on your own. Using the outline, you produced and the skills you gained during the class, prepare a twenty (20) minute presentation on the section that you outlined in the pre-work. Arrange a time with your instructor to perform the presentation over video chat. This work must be done to have this class marked as complete. This will be a time to focus, learn and grow! We look forward to seeing you and facilitating this process.
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This 8:56 video for Workspace Administrators explains personal and default files. It includes sections on how to select privacy options when importing, setting up default files, working with exports, and accessing files via the Anaplan API.
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This video shows how to use the List filter feature.
Note: This function can be performed in either Admin/Model Builder mode or as an End-user. It is shown here in Admin mode.
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The first thing that needs to be done before utilizing Informatica Cloud is to install a secure agent. The Informatica Cloud Secure Agent is a lightweight program that runs all tasks and enables secure communication across the firewall between your organization and Informatica Cloud.
When the Secure Agent runs a task, it connects to the Informatica Cloud hosting facility to access task information. The Secure Agent connects directly and securely to sources and targets, transfers data between them, orchestrates task flows, runs processes, and performs any additional task requirement.
Detailed Secure Agent information can be found on Informatica's help pages. Below is a demo of the setup process.
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