Anaplan at Accenture

Accenture’s deep strategy, process, and technology expertise enables us to digitally transform organizations utilizing Anaplan.

Our emphasis on process improvement, data integration, and execution continues to grow our practice and enables our clients to navigate a constantly shifting world.

– SHANE HAYES, Anaplan Practice Lead – CFO & EV

Why Anaplan?

Anaplan combines the benefits of real-time enterprise-wide scenario forecasting with the power of actionable insights, allowing clients to achieve goals across revenue, liquidity, supply chain, and workforce planning.

Data driven scenario modeling

Pre-defined, adjustable variables and predictive analytics on top-down & bottom-up estimates to improve forecast accuracy with the first pass

End-to-end activity tracking

Single, consolidated location for activities leading up to creation of the forecasts with ability track updates made along the way

Cross-functional collaboration

Automated dashboards, controls & workflow to facilitate conversation between departments to minimize time-intensive generation of reports

Zone-level standardization

Consistent structure to gather zone-level inputs & build a holistic view of actuals, monthly forecasts, annual plans, annual adjusted plans, etc.

Real-time updates

Integrations with data sources for automated refresh of key planning elements and dashboards to enable previously manual ad-hoc analysis and insights

Ground level planning

Anaplan’s scalability supports granular level planning such as by SKU, bill of material, etc.

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Our alliance

Our global delivery network offers an integrated set of capabilities, industry-specific assets and methodologies allowing organizations to maximize their Anaplan investment

150+

Global Anaplan professionals

9

Years of Anaplan experience, making us a Global Partner

4

Dedicated Regions; North America, EMEA, Asia Pacific and Latin America

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Enabling digital transformation

Accenture's Anaplan practice overview

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Anaplan’s connected planning platform empowers cross functional users throughout the enterprise to holistically plan, budget, and seamlessly interact with the cloud based enterprise reporting platform to realize new value. Our iterative, hybrid-agile implementation approach enables our clients to have visibility of the application design and development throughout the program and ensures our clients are fully engaged every step of the way.

Client use case - Financial and connected planning

Using Anaplan as an enabling technology, we standardized the monthly FP&A forecasting process and enhanced the data quality across the organization realizing a 35% reduction in cycle time and 50% reduction in data errors.

  • Standardized the monthly FP&A forecasting process by centralizing the Revenue, COGS, OPEX and Labor Expense planning with consistent drivers and assumptions
  • Defined the master data and reporting strategy across the organization, establishing a master data governance structure to enable scalable growth across the Business
  • Established standard hierarchies across the organization to promote consistent reporting and analysis across their global footprint
  • Supported knowledge transfer sessions, training, and change management efforts throughout the implementation to promote tool adoption and success
  • Developed Anaplan Center of Excellence (COE) bringing together a blended team of client and Accenture Anaplan model builders to support maintenance and expansion of Anaplan capabilities within the organization

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