Deploying Anaplan at enterprise scale on Google Cloud
Adapting to rapidly-changing market conditions in real-time—while still building for the future—is top of mind for virtually every business leader. We recently announced a strategic partnership with Anaplan to deliver its enterprise planning platform on Google Cloud, and to jointly deliver cloud-based, intelligent planning solutions to our global customers.
Today, many organizations use Anaplan to support critical decision-making in areas such as financial planning and forecasting, supply chain planning, sales operations, people operations and more. Deploying Anaplan on Google Cloud enables customers to run Anaplan’s Hyperblock calculation engine on our scalable, global infrastructure, enables compliance with local and industry-specific data residency requirements, and enables new, intelligent capabilities in data analytics and blending.
At Google, Anaplan has been a part of our planning and operations toolset since 2016. We use Anaplan to help inform our decision-making across multiple business units, regions, and teams. Like many global organizations, this means we need to deliver Anaplan to many business users, at large scale. To help do so, we have deployed our Anaplan environment in the cloud, running on Google Cloud’s global, highly-performant infrastructure.
Running Anaplan on Google Cloud has enabled us to expand our usage of Anaplan to additional teams and blend even more data from disparate sources into the Anaplan platform, yielding more insights. For instance, our global finance teams use Anaplan to effectively manage budgets, forecasting, and operational planning. Anaplan enables business users to rapidly and easily leverage data from across our organization, in a self-service manner, so they can quickly and collaboratively develop and evolve annual and multi-year plans and budgets.
Our teams working on hardware supply chains also use Anaplan to get visibility into complex, global order and inventory data towards demand, supply & allocation planning. Anaplan helps our teams spend less time crunching data, and more time focused on getting products to consumers and business customers. In addition, our sales operations teams use Anaplan to help inform decisions around territory and quota planning and modeling. Anaplan has enabled faster execution and stronger collaboration, plus real-time visibility into quota attainment and performance across global regions.
In each of these cases, delivering Anaplan on our global, scalable, and highly-performant network has helped bring Anaplan’s capabilities to even more Googlers with better performance and enabled us to drive further insights from critical business data.
We are excited to partner with Anaplan to help more organizations scale Anaplan globally by running on Google Cloud’s hyperscale platform, and to share our successes and learnings from deploying Anaplan internally at one of the largest companies in the world.