Anaplan System for Cross-Domain Identity Management (SCIM) application programming interfaces (APIs) are the next step in the development of our Central Identity Management (CIM) features. These are REST-based APIs that can be used to integrate Anaplan and a SCIM-compliant identity source, such as Okta.
Designed to simplify user management, SCIM APIs allow customers to integrate directly with their primary sources of user identity and leverage their existing application provisioning policies, tools, and teams. SCIM APIs deliver tremendous value for identity management and security:
One source of truth for identities: Easily synchronize identity management with Anaplan, eliminating the need for multiple manual updates.
Manageable and compliant: Enable best practices for compliance around segregation of duties and audit visibility. Support enterprise compliance requirements with robust tools, APIs, and third-party integrations.
Simple and efficient: Simplify and streamline user identity and access management to save time and costs.
SCIM APIs will allow customers to create users more easily in Anaplan, assign workspaces, and apply simple changes. SCIM APIs will make user management in Anaplan faster, easier, and more economical. Now, you can use SCIM APIs to:
Create and update users and assign them to or remove them from workspaces through SCIM APIs
Deactivate users in a tenant
See the security overview brief for more information. For a deeper dive and a chance to chat SCIM APIs with colleagues, visit the Developer Hub.
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We're pleased to announce two new feature updates to our connector for DocuSign. With the Anaplan Connector for DocuSign, users can manage an iterative document workflow within and outside of the organization. As of September 2021, we've added new capabilities to our connector to enhance the Anaplan and DocuSign experience:
Support for list formatted line items for streamlined Anaplan and DocuSign integration.
Ability to handle more complex documents with more data fields with increased mapping functionality.
Please refer to Anapedia for more information.
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On October 11, 2021, we have successfully updated the Anaplan infrastructure, further strengthening the security, deliverability, and performance of our platform.
To prepare for this change and ensure there is no interruption to Anaplan, we ask all customers to take the following actions before October 7, 2021. We ask that you make any updates before the upgrade on October 11, 2021, to ensure a smooth transition.
How to guide
What you will need to do:
If you are not in charge of your organization’s information technology or security teams, identify the appropriate contacts in those teams to coordinate with. You will need their action for the following steps.
Verify whether your organization uses domain and IP allow lists to access Anaplan.
Identify all systems (for use with integrations and/or platform access) that require Anaplan domains and IP addresses to be specifically allowed.
Review the listed domains and/or IP ranges on this Domain and IP Allow Listing page.
Check the current rules on your own firewalls or proxies on the identified systems/servers/networks.
Add any listed domains and IP ranges not yet implemented on these firewalls/proxies before October 7, 2021.
Once complete, please inform your Customer Success Business Partner.
You are done.
We also ask that you complete this short survey regarding Allow List use, here.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is changing and why?
Anaplan is updating our infrastructure to further strengthen the security, deliverability, and performance of our platform. Additional domain and IP ranges may need to be added for customers who use domain and IP allow lists to access Anaplan.
When is this change happening?
This upgrade is targeted for October 11, 2021. Please note that no downtime is expected to perform this update. We ask all customers to take the following actions before October 7, 2021, to ensure a smooth transition.
Who is impacted?
Any customer that uses allow listing (i.e., whitelisting), with systems requiring Anaplan domains and IP addresses be specifically allowed on their firewall/proxy is impacted. This includes integrations such as Anaplan Connect, Informatica, MuleSoft, custom connectors, etc.
What will happen if I do not complete the required actions in time?
If your organization runs integrations via the Anaplan API and you have not updated your firewall/proxy to allow the IP addresses listed on Domain and IP Allow Listing on this Community page by October 7, 2021, it is possible these integrations may not connect with Anaplan. We ask that you make any updates before the upgrade on October 11, 2021, to ensure a smooth transition.
If your organization uses an allow list to access Anaplan, it is your organization’s responsibility to ensure all domains and IPs are current. There will be subsequent platform updates soon after October 11, 2021, that could impact web access if your domains and IPs are not current.
Is an allow list something we should be using?
Customers do not need to use an allow list for connectivity to the Anaplan platform. It is the sole discretion of each customer to manage connectivity using an allow list or not.
Will I be notified of further allow list changes?
We will continue to update Community when allow list changes occur. It is the responsibility of each customer to manage any changes for their systems.
Please subscribe to the Domain and IP Allow Listing Community page to be notified when any update is made.
If I have additional questions, where can I go for help?
As always, your Anaplan Customer Success Business Partner is available to help if you need further assistance.
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A new version of the Google Sheets Add-on is now available for all customers. This version allows any user with access to refresh the connection and data on a sheet. This new capability extends the ability for more users accessing a sheet to keep the connection and data up-to-date with the latest information. You will also see that some text in the UI has been updated with a new look and feel. The new version of the Google Sheets Add-on is available automatically, no need to install or download it. Visit Anapedia for more information.
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Model-to-model import is now available in CloudWorks! Easy to set up and ready to use, model-to-model import helps you effortlessly move data from one model to another—on the schedule that’s right for you and without relying on additional IT resources.
With CloudWorks, Connected Planning has never been easier—you can distribute data from the Data Hub to Spoke models, such as finance or supply chain models, to make planning data more readily available for planners across the business.
No activation required—everything you need to get started is in CloudWorks today!
To learn more about CloudWorks, check out the following:
CloudWorks solution brief
CloudWorks Academy training
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NOTE: As of October 11, 2021, updates to the Anaplan authentication and API service are complete.
This page has been continuously updated with the latest information since its original posting date in order to provide you with the most current information.
We’re in the process of making infrastructure changes to our Anaplan Authentication and API service. In order to ensure you maintain connectivity to your integrations after Anaplan switches these services, we are providing a temporary test endpoint that connects to our Authentication and API services running on the new infrastructure.
Key points to note
You should test using the same authentication method as used for regular integrations (basic/cert).
You should not switch any production integrations to use the provided endpoints. This should be a separate and distinct test to ensure successful connection only.
You should test using the same integration client that is used for regular integrations, such as Anaplan Connect, Informatica, or MuleSoft.
These endpoints are currently available for testing . Please ensure a successful connection .
What you need to do
Please access the test endpoints for Auth and API to ensure your servers can successfully connect. This can be done by sending a basic request from the server within your network that already utilizes our Auth and API service.
You can obtain an Authentication token by using the following test Authentication URL:
This will provide you with an Authentication token. If you do not receive a valid response (for example, you receive a connection error or time out), this suggests your server cannot connect to the Auth URL and you should contact Support (information below). If you successfully receive a token, please use this to authenticate against the test API URL:
Send the following request:
This request is a simple GET request to retrieve a list of models in a workspace. It is necessary to provide a workspaceGuid to a workspace where the user account has access.
If you receive anything other than a list of models in the response (for example, you receive a connection error or time out), this suggests your server cannot connect to the URL and you should contact Support (information below). If you receive a 401 response, please check you are sending the same request as provided above.
What to do if you have an issue connecting to the test
If you’re unable to receive a response from the test endpoint, please email Support with the subject line “API test connection”. In the email, include as many of the following details as possible:
The user account making the request
The IP address of the server sending the request
The time and time zone that they sent the request
The response received (e.g., in a screenshot)
The integration client being used
Does your integration client support Server Name Indication (SNI)?
Have you ensured Anaplan Domain and IP addresses are allowed (whitelisted) on your network? https://community.anaplan.com/t5/Common-Support-Questions/Domain-and-IP-Allow-Listing/ta-p/58738
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We want to share an update to our CIM release process, which will no longer impact how your Workspace Admins (WSAs) create, add, and remove users when the release occurs on May 25. We’ve made the decision to release Phase 2 of CIM in parallel with your existing process and functionality. This means that on May 25, both WSAs and User Admins will be able to create, add, or remove users at the same time.
While you do not need to take immediate action, we encourage you to begin exploring the User Admin role once it becomes live. Assigning a User Admin(s) gives them time to explore and familiarize themselves with the role.
Check out the content below for more information on the next steps for CIM and how to assign a User Admin.
This demo video explains how a Tenant Admin can assign an existing Anaplan user the User Admin role
This demo video explains how a Tenant Admin can assign a net new Anaplan user the User Admin role
The enablement PDF below walks you through the CIM features and benefits, explains what's new, and answers some FAQs
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Released in March
Tenant switcher improvements: Users with access to multiple Anaplan tenants can now more easily switch between tenants via the main navigation. We’ve moved the tenant switcher from the profile menu to the main navigation bar so you can clearly see which tenant you’re currently using and quickly switch between your tenants. Please note that if you or your users only have access to a single tenant, this feature will be hidden and there will be no change to the existing behavior.
Parent renaming in forms: Page builders can now rename the parent selector labels inside forms to better align with business processes and activities. You can ask your users to “select a cost center”, “select a region”, “select a category”, or any other label that best fits your business processes.
Grid images and row height options: New customizable grid options let you display URL formatted line items as images directly within your grids of data to more easily display and digest information. You can also set the height of grid rows with text wrapping for your text formatted line items to display all of the content within a text box.
Mobile barcode scanner: It can be time consuming to repeatedly enter product EANs or UPCs, either into a grid, field or form, especially working on sites where laptops aren’t readily available or convenient. You can use the barcode scanner to quickly add product details into Anaplan for processes such as asset utilization or inventory management.
Interacting with field cards on mobile: You can now edit field card data on mobile directly on the board, without needing to maximize the card. This lets you instantly see changes reflected across the rest of your board, for even faster planning.
Excel Add-in 4.2: Enhance your reporting capabilities with the ability to create reports with up to 5 million data cells. This is an increase from previous versions that supported 1 million data cells, as requested in this idea and this idea. Please note that:
As with previous versions, we do a phased release so members of the feedback group have been given access first before the add-in becomes available to all customers in April. More information about Excel Add-in 4.2
Transactional APIs: We’re happy to announce a new set of Transactional APIs is now available to provide simpler access to Anaplan model data and metadata for integrations. This release marks the first time that users can write data into Anaplan from third-party systems. Details include:
No action setup required to read, write back, and extract module data, model lists, and line items
Supports both CSV and JSON data formats
Metadata APIs provide definitions and metrics for a particular list, and can determine count and structure of model objects
Programmatically update model properties, such as time-period property in model calendar
Ideas Delivered in March
Targeted for April
Disclaimer: Please note: The information here is subject to change right up to release go-live time. This post is not a commitment to provide any features by a certain time frame and enhancements to the product may change before release. Subscribe here and check back frequently for the latest.
App-level page access control: We’ll be launching new ways to view and manage page access configurations for all pages in an app within a single experience. This will speed productivity and reduce the time it takes to restrict access to pages. It also provides greater visibility into all restrictions applied across the app.
Delete a comment: You’ll be able to delete comments you posted in the UX across both web and mobile, so you can make edits, update errors, and stay in control of your decision-making.
Mobile push notifications: Opt in to receive push notifications in the Anaplan app to stay up to date whenever someone mentions you in a comment or shares a page with you.
Slack integration enhancements: We’re adding notifications in Slack so you can easily see when you’ve been mentioned in a comment.
Auto-select parent in forms: Forms will aim to detect the parent item for newly added list items. They’ll look at what’s already selected on the page and suggest the most appropriate option in the “parent” selector.
Additional “is required” options in forms: We’ll be adding the “is required” setting against all line items and list properties in forms in addition to text formatted line items.
Upcoming scheduled maintenance
April 17: Platform offline: Infrastructure update
April 24: Platform offline: Product Enhancement
Have questions or looking for an update? Stay in touch:
Stay up to date with upcoming downtime releases at status.anaplan.com
Subscribe to the Platform Releases blog to learn more about product enhancements
Review all of our scheduled platform maintenance windows in the Release Calendar
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The release of the Excel Add-in 4.2 supports connections up to 5 million data cells. This allows you to create bigger Excel reports with the data you need to facilitate faster decision-making. For more information about version 4.2, check out the: Anapedia article Release notes
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Streamline planning and speed up decision-making with our newest CloudWorks enhancement. With this release, users can now schedule and automate Anaplan processes containing multiple import or export integrations with AWS S3 directly in CloudWorks for faster, more agile planning. Configure your process steps and schedule it in CloudWorks with just a few clicks. Note: For exceptions and limitations, please see our Anapedia page.
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Disclaimer: Please note: The information here is subject to change right up until each release is live. This post is not a commitment to provide any features by a certain time frame and enhancements to the product may change before release. Subscribe here and check back frequently for the latest. 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. The platform will be offline during this maintenance window. Once the maintenance is complete, you can resume your work in Anaplan. Stay in touch Follow our platform status in real-time at status.anaplan.com Review all upcoming scheduled platform maintenance in the Platform Events calendar
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