Budget Time

I have never done a budget myself, so I am not really qualified to write this article. However, I do know of the pain of having to get everyone to get their figures in. I do not know the pain of reworking all that data to fit into the form you need, as people will not give it you in the form that you need it.

I do not know the pain of trying to answer those seemingly simple, innocent questions that mean that you that to wrestle the data into another shape to get the answer. Inevitably, the answers to the first questions lead to a second set of seemingly simple, innocent questions, that lead to another round of data wrestling, and this can go on for quite a while.

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Delivering Anaplan From Home

When working with a cloud-based platform like Anaplan, we are used to building models and collaborating remotely, but how easy is it to run an entire project without any real face-to-face contact? This year most employees have had little choice but to work from home. In my latest project for a large insurance company we put the idea of an ‘entirely remote’ project implementation – where everything is done remotely, including scoping and project planning – to the test. 

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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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Barbican Case Study (Now part of Arch Insurance)

Insurance Companies use Anaplan to Automate and Improve Reporting Processes

Insurance companies often face the challenge of having to deal with lots of calculations of varying complexity across different departments. Many insurers have found that Anaplan helps them manage the challenges that comes with large, complex and business critical calculations, coupled with their need to provide internal reporting of results. Barbican Insurance Group has implemented Anaplan’s cloud-based business planning and execution platform bringing more control to their business planning and less labour-intensive reporting.

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