Anaplan Blazes Into Benelux with Multiple New Customers

Organizations from varied industries across the region rapidly adopt the cloud-based platform.

Utrecht, Netherlands, March 21, 2014 --( Anaplan, the leader of cloud-based, in-memory business planning and execution for finance, sales, and operations, today announced strong growth in the Benelux region since the launch of its Utrecht offices in September 2013. In four months, Anaplan booked multiple customers in the region including StepStone – the leading online job board business in Europe, CSM Bakery Products – the worldwide leader of bakery products, and two well-known media entertainment companies. The growth was driven by regional demand for the company’s intuitive, in-memory modeling and planning platform that delivers the immediacy and accessibility required by business users to make faster and more informed decisions.

“It is exciting to see enterprises in the Benelux embracing the Anaplan platform in such a short time,” said Mark Deprez, Managing Partner, Anaplan Benelux. “Many customers started by implementing Anaplan to replace legacy systems and address one or two needs, but, as is typical with many Anaplanners, they are quickly discovering new ways of utilizing the platform across divisions to drastically improve performance, usability, and insights.”

CSM, the worldwide leader of bakery products, selected Anaplan to glean better insights on sales reporting and forecasting at a granular level for smarter decision making.

StepStone, the leading online job board business in Europe, chose Anaplan for FP&A and sales revenue planning.

“While each of these companies is using our platform to address different needs, the reasons they selected Anaplan are straightforward: it is purpose-built to manage transactional data and multi-dimensional models, and it connects the enterprise without investment in hardware,” said Marco van Oosterhout, Managing Director, Anaplan Benelux. “Our in-memory platform handles enormous volumes of transactional data — and trillions of cells — in complex, what-if scenarios. Anaplan unifies data from across your enterprise, in real time, and interconnects plans for unprecedented trust and visibility into the planning process.”

Powered by the patented, in-memory data engine, HyperBlock™, Anaplan’s platform combines all the essential components for every department in an organization to build and maintain robust models, plans, and forecasts using data sets that are always up-to-date.

About CSM
CSM’s Bakery Supplies business is the worldwide leader of bakery products. CSM Bakery Supplies offers a full line of the finest ingredients and bakery products available, plus all the benefits of our extensive global expertise and technology. CSM has around 10000 employees, serving customers in 28 countries around the world, generating annual sales of €3.1 billion.

About StepStone
StepStone is one of the most successful online job board businesses in Europe. StepStone operates some of the strongest online job portals with over 25.4 million visits and more than 260,000 jobs per month. They have more than 1100 employees servicing their clients, ranging from small local players to big global corporations throughout all industry sectors.

About Anaplan
Anaplan is disrupting the world of business planning and execution. We built our in-memory platform from the ground up to empower companies to plan, collaborate, and act—in real time. Stay ahead of critical business events, rapidly model potential impacts and course correct on the fly. With Anaplan’s cloud-based platform, you can continuously align your people, plans and spend to your market opportunities. Anaplan is a privately held company, headquartered in San Francisco, CA with global offices on four continents. To learn more, visit Join us on twitter: @anaplan
Paul Doherty