Success of relationship underscores growing demand for planning software and support
Global systems integrator Deloitte plans to expand its staffing and resources that support Anaplan’s cloud-based planning and process management applications by 67% this year to keep up with growing market demand.
The Lowdown: Deloitte already employs 650 consultants that specialize in helping customers adopt, deploy, customize, and operationalize Anaplan’s planning management applications. It will increase its “model builder” capacity by two-thirds this year as more customers ask for help with planning management in their specific verticals.
The Details: The two companies are building off of already developed joint go-to-market initiatives, including combining Deloitte’s strategic capabilities in workforce capacity planning, financial planning and analysis, and tax planning with Anaplan’s project and workflow management applications. The two companies closed more than 40 major deals in the first half of 2019, and see momentum continuing in specific market segments, including oil and gas, insurance, consumer packaged goods, and retail.
The Impact: The relationship between Anaplan and Deloitte underscores the potential for partners to help customers identify better processes, manage projects and workflows, and continuously improve project management for better performance and outcomes. Anaplan is looking to expand its partner relationships in a similar fashion to what it’s doing with Deloitte to meet global market demand for its cloud-based applications.
The Buzz: “Together with Anaplan, we are seeing increased appetite and momentum for Connected Planning solutions across industries and verticals to give our clients a competitive edge amidst constant, disruptive, and unpredictable market changes,” said Ed Majors, principal at Deloitte Consulting LLP and U.S. & Global Anaplan Alliance Leader. “We are honored to be at the forefront of delivering innovative solutions to the market with Anaplan that are enhancing business planning and execution for sales, operations, and finance.”
“From the rise of e-commerce to rapidly evolving consumer expectations, the confluence of disruptive trends is forcing consumer goods companies to rethink their planning and decision-making capabilities,” said Ana Pinczuk, Chief Transformation Officer at Anaplan. “With Deloitte, we jointly created a custom-built commercial planning solution that connects people, data, and plans to enable real-time decision-making and give consumer products companies a competitive edge.”