Singapore, June 24, 2013 -- (ACN Newswire) -- In today's fast changing and complex market, immediacy in converting data into useful information for business planning and decision making becomes a critical business differentiator. To support finance leaders in the current budgeting season, Anaplan, the fastest growing cloud-based business modelling and planning solutions provider, today announced the launch of its "Singapore CFO Anaplan Challenge".
The initiative offers local CFOs the opportunity to prepare their 2014 budgets within Anaplan and use the system on a trial basis for up to 2 months before deciding to invest. The program will be officially launched at the 4th CFO Innovation Asia Forum on June 25th and will run for the remainder of the year. The Forum, which will be held at the St. Regis hotel, Singapore, covers a range of topics about the financial scene, including how finance professionals can harness enterprise business intelligence and analytics software, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), cloud computing and other new technologies.
Commenting on the initiative, Samir Neji, Managing Director, Anaplan Asia said: "The Anaplan Challenge is meant to demonstrate how business modelling and planning can be made easy. CFOs who must make sense of spreadsheet volumes from different parts of the organisation will see how their planning process can be made more efficient and effective with Anaplan's cloud-based system. We offer this 'challenge' to give them an edge in their forecasting, planning & analysis."
Anaplan officially launched in Asia on April 25th. Since then, it has experienced rapid growth in the region. Companies like AirAsia Expedia, SNH group holdings, Petron and several others have chosen Anaplan to plan, budget, forecast and analyse, thus improve their business performance.
To take the Anaplan Challenge, visit www.anaplan.com .
Anaplan is a cloud-based, in-memory modeling and planning platform for finance, sales, and operations that enables business users to intuitively and dynamically test and operationalize their plans, manage complex multi-dimensional models, collaborate across functions and regions, and share insights and content via the built-in community.
Anaplan and its partners have introduced a series of packages for finance, marketing, operations, human resources, as well as a complete sales performance management applications suite, which includes quota, territory and commissions management, real-time quote, and price optimization.
Anaplan is funded by Meritech Capital Partners, Granite Ventures, and Shasta Ventures. Anaplan was granted the Gartner Cool Vendor Award and the Ventana Research Technology Operational Innovation Award for Sales Management in 2012. To learn more about Anaplan, please visit http://www.anaplan.com or on twitter: @anaplan.
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