Planning, Budgeting, & Forecasting - Higher Education

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Colleges and universities are expected to deliver high quality education to a diverse student population under a growing set of challenges. This requires improving instruction, research, and student outcomes under increasingly tighter budgets, closer regulatory scrutiny, more intense competition for students and faculty, enrollment challenges, and growing complexity. With Anaplan’s planning and budgeting for Higher Education, you can create and connect user–friendly plans and formulas with financial and operational drivers—across your entire institution.


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October 28th, 2016
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Position Budgeting
  • Plan for headcount at departmental,role,or individual level to drive the details important to your organization
  • Split, transfer, and adjust headcount across hierarchies (department, grant, center, and even between administrative and academic functions)
  • Automate key calculations, benefits, and salaries for fast, accurate, and consistent projections
Long Range Planning
  • Identify resources required and demonstrate impact of strategy over long range plans of 5 years or more
  • See real-time impact of capital project plans across budgeting cycles
Revenue and Tuition Planning
  • Plan tuition revenue generation for any campus, department, program, or school and connect all other revenue-generating activities to create more accurate financial plans and forecasts
  • Flexibly support changing tuition assumptions, standards and simulations (to stress your revenue forecast), including detailed sensitivity analysis
Budget Modeling, Analysis, and "What-If"
  • Easily create complex models and “what-if” scenarios on-the-fly that answer ad-hoc questions: ‘If we grow enrollment by 5% next year, what will be the impact to net tuition revenue and how many new faculty will we need?’
  • Manage all allocations required by your institution. Understand the true and full cost of delivery of a degree program or even a course. Allocate costs from central services organization to other dejpartments.
  • Supports RCM and and any allocation logic needed
Audit Trail
  • Track and review history—versions, scenarios, activity
  • Revert to any past version of your model
Grants Planning
  • Project upcoming project funding
  • Measure and monitor spending run rate across grants’
  • lifecycle.
  • Model impact of grants on fiscal years
  • Connect with other systems using Anaplan Connect, APIs, MuleSoft, Boomi, SnapLogic, or Informatica
  • Fast and easy import/export via spreadsheets and flat files
  • Microsoft Office add-ins for seamless planning, document publishing, and reporting in Excel® and PowerPoint®
  • Enter budget offine via Excel add-in, accurately and automatically pushing back into Anaplan in one click


Anaplan is driving a new age of connected planning. Large and fast-growing organizations use Anaplan’s cloud platform in every business function to make informed decisions and drive faster, more effective planning processes. Anaplan also provides support, training, and planning transformation advisory services. Anaplan is a privately held company based in San Francisco with 16 offices and over 150 expert partners worldwide.


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