Supply Chain

Demand Planning

Is it too much effort to build a cross-functional demand planning process while increasing demand forecasting accuracy? Anaplan for Demand Planning makes it easy to collaborate across your organization and gives you the flexibility to adjust your statistical forecast and other models.


Business Function
SalesSupply ChainSupply Chain PlanningSales Forecasting
All IndustriesHealthcareShipping
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Can connect with most other apps such as S&OP, PBF or Sales Forecasting
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Why Anaplan for Demand Planning?

Collect inputs at any level and include quantity and price from web, mobile, and Excel® add-ins from Sales, Marketing, and other functions, as well as customers. Define consensus-building rules based on input accuracy and time horizons.
Leverage out-of-box statistical forecasting and modify these methods as needed. Test out different demand forecast scenarios in response to change. Allow demand planners to change any aspect of the demand planning model to suit changing business needs.
Plan new products quickly with curve-fit modeling and based on similar products. Model and integrate promotions directly into your plans. Collaborate on new products to align launches with Sales and Marketing.
Identify accuracy and value-add of manual overrides and automated forecast. Understand reasons for demand forecasting changes via driver-based modeling and cell change history. Leverage POS, CRM opportunities, market data, and open orders in your demand planning process as leading indicators of demand with transaction drill-downs. Form a closed-loop process by integrating plans from other business functions like Finance, Sales, and Marketing that are created in other systems or created in the same Anaplan environment. Push decisions back to detailed planning and execution systems. Collaborate with trade partners like suppliers, distributors, and customers—all in one place.


What's new
Interactive statistical forecasting
  • Leverage out-of-box statistical forecasting methods, including methods for seasonality and for intermittent demand, as well as multi-linear regression
  • Forecast quantity, price, attach rates, and discounts
  • Enable demand planners to tailor these methods
  • Test multiple scenarios
Product lifecycle and promotion planning
  • Plan new products and phase out products with like modeling, curve-fit modeling, and cannibalization models
  • Allow planners to create specialized models without outside experts
  • Create promotions and their detailed plans, including financials
Business user–friendly modeling for all your supply chain needs
  • Easy-to-use planning views tailored to and by the business
  • Web, mobile-friendly, and Excel®-based planning
  • Aggregation, dis-aggregation (AKA breakback), allocation, and cell locking
  • Statistical forecasting (on quantities, attach rates, or price), ABC and XYZ classification, and segmentation
  • Rule-based consensus demand planning tailored to your sales and operations planning process
  • Constrained and unconstrained supply planning heuristics on supply chain networks to manage key material and capacity constraints
  • Calculate detailed P&L via a chart of accounts on your S&OP plans
  • One secure, easy-to-access cloud environment for cross-enterprise planning collaboration with customers, distributors, contract manufacturing, and suppliers
  • Enable dashboarding, reporting, and master data updates in views also used for planning
  • Change history of all plan updates for auditability and collaboration, and exception-based planning on large sets of plans
  • Multi-region and multi-currency support
  • Real-time planning changes and recalculations on large dataset required for sales and operations planning (S&OP) processes, with no background batch processing delaying your decision-making
  • Patented in-memory cloud scalability enabling trillions of planning data points per customer
Consensus demand planning
  • Easy-to-use planning views tailored to and by the business, including sales and marketing, via web, mobile, or Excel
  • Define consensus-building rules based on input accuracy and time horizons tailored to your process
  • Aggregation, disaggregation, allocation, and cell locking
  • One secure, easy-to-access cloud solution for collaboration across departments and with business partners
  • Change history of all plan updates for auditability and collaboration data points per customer
“What-if” scenario management
  • Immediately create, share, and compare scenarios across your supply chain
  • Manage scenarios on plans and even on master data to simulate adding products, changing sources, and new routings
  • Leverage change history, annotations, and assumption tracking on scenarios
Data integration (import and export)
  • Integrate with legacy planning tools and ERP
  • Get started quickly with self-service UI for data loads (import and export) by business and IT users
  • Automate with pre-defined, bi-directional Anaplan connectors with Informatica, MuleSoft, SnapLogic, and Boomi for hundreds of data sources, including Oracle and SAP
  • Use Model Link to share plans and master data across Anaplan's Demand and S&OP apps without ETL tools
Role-based security
  • Single, continuously monitored multi-tenant cloud platform and infrastructure
  • Role-based security and user management
  • Single sign-on
  • Auditing of changes, including data and metadata
  • Data segregation, no commingling
  • Disaster recovery and full data inscription
  • Ongoing testing and auditing of security and privacy
  • ISO 27k certified and/or SOC-audited facilities
Cloud solution
  • Reduce IT costs and resources by leveraging a demand planning application that was purposely built for the cloud with reliability, security, and compliance in mind (i.e., not an on-premise solution moved to the cloud)
Dashboards, reporting, and analytics
  • Built-in dashboard, reporting, and analytics capabilities with data visualization components (e.g., charts, graphs, maps, etc.)
  • Dashboards and reports are updated immediately
  • Analyze supply allocations, production plans, and inventory levels, as well as other supply planning performance metrics, to make better decisions with actionable insights
Ease of use and collaboration
  • Web, mobile-friendly, and Excel planning and reporting
  • Aggregation, disaggregation (aka breakback), allocation, and cell locking
  • Easy-to-access cloud environment for supplier collaboration
  • Enable dashboarding, reporting, and master data updates in views also used for planning
  • Change history of all plan updates for auditability and collaboration, and exception-based planning on large sets of plans
Alerts and workflow
  • Flexible threshold-based alerts based on supply plans and KPIs, easily tailored to planner needs
  • Define tasks, cases, and workflows for resolving and escalating supply issues

What's new

October 11, 2015
  • Full process documentation
  • Customizable to fit your specific business needs
  • Speed up implementation time
  • Increase demand visibility across all planning hierarchies and the entire supply chain network
  • Increase supplier and customer collaboration to sense external and internal demand signals in real time
  • Create consensus forecasts with internal stakeholders’ collaboration across a single view for demand, supply, and finance
  • Improve forecast accuracy and performance with collaboration
  • Increase net sales and gross margins by providing insights into promotion spending
  • Optimize promotions to market realities by tracking spend and ROI
  • Optimize inventory levels and increase inventory turns with a closed-loop S&OP process in a single environment

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