Anaplan and Amazon Web Services Collaborate to Deliver Anaplan Platform on AWS
New go-to-market relationship will expand global availability of Anaplan’s business planning solutions on AWS’ high-performance, scalable cloud infrastructure
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, February 25, 2021 – Anaplan is excited to announce a new strategic relationship with Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) to provide the Anaplan platform for enterprise planning on AWS. This collaboration expands the reach of the Anaplan platform to new geographies and customer segments on AWS’s market-leading cloud infrastructure. Anaplan on AWS will also deliver added value to customers by helping them more efficiently leverage solutions on AWS—including Anaplan PlanIQ with Amazon Forecast—and easily integrate with AWS data sources and advanced intelligence capabilities.
“Never before have business leaders put such a strong emphasis on and prioritized the critical need for effective, intelligent enterprise planning,” said Frank Calderoni, Chairman and CEO, Anaplan. “Organizations are leveraging Anaplan to transform their operations and manage their business with greater agility and resilience. Our relationship with AWS will arm business leaders with enhanced planning capabilities to help them make confident decisions in real time, optimize performance, and scale to the opportunities in their markets. We see tremendous opportunities to work with AWS customers to drive their transformation efforts across finance, supply chain, workforce and sales.”
Extended Global Reach, Scale and Solutions
Anaplan on AWS aligns the planning needs of business leaders with the infrastructure needs of IT leaders. With a scalable, secure cloud infrastructure and business planning solutions that work with large, diverse data sets, users across an organization can confidently analyze complex scenarios in real time. Anaplan on AWS will also provide Anaplan customers with more flexible management over data residency to help comply with local and industry-specific requirements, making it easier for them to leverage Anaplan across global teams and markets.
Through this collaboration, Anaplan and AWS can leverage a breadth of data and intelligence services to deliver new innovations and unique capabilities to shared customers more quickly. For example, with Anaplan’s flexible scenario modeling capabilities, along with embedded intelligent forecasting from Anaplan PlanIQ with Amazon Forecast, customers can improve forecast accuracy, drive higher forecast automation, and rapidly re-forecast against multiple scenarios. They can easily integrate data storage and analytics tools from AWS, like Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) and Amazon Redshift, into the Anaplan platform. From forecasting regional medication demands based on private and public data sources to accurately forecasting demand for consumer goods across channels based on promotion activity, Anaplan on AWS helps enterprises across industries optimize their operations for success.
“More than ever, organizations require agile forecasting and planning solutions to make the right decisions, and they need their IT infrastructure to support the rapid delivery of global digital transformation,” said Forrest Danson, Principal at Deloitte Consulting, LLP. “Anaplan on AWS can help enterprises plan across multiple dimensions in order to keep pace with rapid market shifts and to capitalize on value-creation opportunities.”
Enhanced Intelligent Forecasting Capabilities
Anaplan on AWS also builds on the recently announced Anaplan PlanIQ with Amazon Forecast by opening up opportunities for seamless access to third-party data, like weather patterns and forecasts, into Anaplan PlanIQ. Modelers and planners can leverage advanced machine learning (ML)-based forecasting capabilities to embed forecast predictions directly into their planning processes. And since Anaplan’s platform connects operations across the entire organization, those forecasts can improve overall business performance by leveraging a variety of internal and external signals.
Anaplan’s Connected Planning platform provides value to every line of business in the enterprise and the unique ability to accelerate decision-making across these lines of business. The Anaplan AWS relationship represents a unique opportunity to innovate within the business applications category.
“We’re thrilled to be expanding our collaboration with Anaplan to bring advanced planning capabilities to our enterprise customers where real-time data and integrated planning are critical to making strategic decisions faster,” said Ryan Broadwell, Global Director of ISV Partners, AWS. “Customers can derive unparalleled benefit from the agility, scaling, and intelligence of Anaplan on AWS.”