Five UX features you may not have discovered

The release last year of the Anaplan UX was one of the largest and most eagerly anticipated product updates that Anaplan has seen.

In the months since the first public UX release, we have seen hundreds of updates to the UX with extra features being delivered on an almost daily basis. Some of these new features will be quite clear to anyone building or using an App, but other features are a little more hidden. Here are five UX features which you may, or may not, have already discovered. 

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What is Anaplan?

Many visitors to this website are existing users of Anaplan, potential new users of Anaplan, or people who are like us, who make their living by offering services involving Anaplan.

So the more technical how-to guides blogs are great for them.

However, we are now looking to reach out to more potential users of Anaplan rather than get our business purely by word of mouth.

So to the uninitiated, what is Anaplan?

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Tarmac

Tarmac, a CRH company and the UK’s leading sustainable building materials group, moves millions of tons of construction materials by road, sea, and rail to thousands of customer sites every year. This complexity requires accurate sales and operations planning (S&OP) and financial plans to ensure efficiency and profitability. The company’s old process, based on spreadsheets and databases, lacked multi-user access and was hampered by its disjointed nature.

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Anaplan Excel Add-In

Why would I need the add-in?

Anaplan is designed to display data within grid views or through graphs and charts within its own dashboards, but there will be occasions when the data will need to be loaded into a third party piece of software, like Excel.

Even without the add-in, Anaplan users can have the ability to export data from any dashboard view, however there might be occasions when you want to export multiple views out of Anaplan, and populate these data points into pre-determined cells in an Excel workbook.

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