Sometimes, when we’re implementing business solutions based on Anaplan's integrated planning platform, our customers have similar needs that give rise to common project tasks. This has inspired us to develop models and custom applications that significantly extend Anaplan's capabilities. We call these boosters.
Event Listener is an application that handles preconfigured events in Anaplan: plan approval/rejection, error alerts, needs for manual mapping. This allows users to apply an Exception-Based Planning methodology, customize their workflow in Anaplan, as well as automatically monitor data changes in real time and create response scenarios to them. Event Listener integrates with email, chatbots, push notifications, Portals Integration Tool, etc. You can also configure Event Listener yourself.
Available types of response to an event:
Notifications of any type: email, messenger communications, push notifications, SMS
Automatic launch of third-party activities (integrations, third-party scripts, etc.)
Launch of actions in Anaplan from mail or messenger (approve plans, push notifications, etc.)
Facilitates the move to an Exception-Based Planning methodology
Ability to create and automate the Workflow in Anaplan
Send user notifications based on Anaplan data
Bulk messaging, including to non-Anaplan users
System error alerts for administrators
Attaching spreadsheets, images, Excel, PDF files, etc. to emails
Ability to use other integrations, chatbots and reports with listening functionality
The Boosters Datahub Anaplan model extracts and structures metadata of all Anaplan objects, including models, modules, guides, line items, actions and user lists. Data is stored in a format that makes it easy to process and analyze. This booster also provides data to other boosters.
Consolidates detailed information about all models into a single model
Allows other boosters to retrieve and provide all additional information, model analysis, etc.
Saves developers time by searching for and analyzing information about objects in Anaplan: model size estimation, formula checking, object search and user activity
The Scheme Builder application was developed to visualize dependencies in Anaplan models. It builds interactive model maps at both the module and line item level, and works with models of any size. This booster helps model developers visualize relationships between objects, understand model logic, improve the quality of testing, evaluate the impact of changes, and build chains of reference.
Visualizes metadata (modules, line items, formulas, object sizes, etc.) with the application:
Links between modules
Relationships between line items
Object attributes (modules and line items)
Reduces the time needed for developers to understand an unfamiliar model, transfer information and solve complex problems
Allows users to quickly visualize the business logic implemented in the model
Helps to quickly and efficiently control new developments and changes in the model
This Anaplan Model opens up an advanced way to visualize and analyze Blueprint models in Anaplan. The booster provides developers with an interactive dashboard where they can view the model logic, search, filter and analyze formulae, explore ”referenced by” chains, analyze model size, etc.
Blueprints of all models are loaded into the Anaplan model with easy visualizations:
Blueprints are available on dashboards
Easy display of Blueprints of all models and modules on one screen
Ability to customize the display of required fields
Filtering mechanisms for quick searches and selection of objects of interest
Convenient tools for analyzing model size: conversion to gigabytes, selection of top-heavy objects
Visualization of “Referenced by” chains
Possibility to customize dashboards for specific tasks
The Anaplan Autoreview model analyzes any model in terms of its compliance with best practices and model building standards. It provides interactive dashboards with points of deviation from best practice. This saves architects and auditors time by proactively sending out alerts on deviations from best practices, and customizes the design quality control process.
Analyses model blueprints and finds inconsistencies with best development practices
Draws on PLANUAL, DISCO methodologies and Planingo architects’ personal experience
Automates the model analysis process with one-click access
Generates a detailed model validation report and recommendations for error correction
Warns of errors and sends notification to the responsible developers
The Activity Monitor model collects, aggregates, transforms and analyzes user activity history and Audit API data. It helps administrators identify user activity and unused functionalities. It also provides information about users, models, modules, dashboards, and activity types.
Regularly collects and consolidates data sources into a single repository in the Anaplan model
Stores data by users, models, modules, dashboards, activity types, activity days and hours
Enables broad analyses through a set of analytical dashboards
Saves significant time for administrators in monitoring and controlling user activity
The Size Monitor & Predictor model collects and analyzes model size information in Anaplan at any level of detail. It saves daily metadata snapshots and predicts WS size changes based on master data changes. It also allows administrators to quickly and qualitatively track actual model dynamics and estimate future growth.
Uploads and saves information on a daily schedule about all model objects: modules, directories, line items
Includes preconfigured dashboards, including actual model size dynamics, memory utilization and factor analysis at the lowest level of detail
Allows users to predict model size based on changes in master data (number of items in directories, number of users, version, etc.)
The Performance Audit application tests model performance by measuring data input response time to identify bottlenecks and potential problems in the Anaplan user experience. It provides metrics on model performance, allowing administrators to evaluate the effectiveness of optimizations. Works with both test and production models.
Emulates data changes in all input fields during model downtime and collects information about the duration of each change
Provides users with an overview of model performance at the module and line item level
Allows administrators to monitor bottlenecks in the user experience
Saves snapshots of performance measurements and automatically sends notifications when performance drops
The Portals Integration Tool provides advanced Anaplan integrations with any data source. Integration management is run and configured directly from Anaplan dashboards and doesn’t require special skills.
Reduces integration support time: it takes just about 5 minutes to create an integration task;
Allows the Centre of Excellence to configure integration independently;
Read/write connectivity to any type of system and data source (onPrem, SaaS, API, DB, flat files, etc.);
Manages integrations directly through Anaplan dashboards;
Webhook for integration tasks: allows integration tasks to be run from a custom Anaplan dashboard or any other system;
Creates a centralized data catalogue;
Creates task chains and custom integration scenarios;
Assists in planning, monitoring, logging of all integrations;
Serves as an integration bus for other boosters and extends their capabilities.