Anaplan is a very different kind of platform that was designed from the ground up to be a fully accessible, business user controlled platform. Customization has been made easy and the system need not be taken off line to do changes in most cases. This means that ideas can flow, feedback can be incorporated, improvements can be made and new methods implemented in hours, minutes or even seconds.
Using cloud computing, multi-tenant data architecture and an in-memory calculation engine (Hyperblock), Anaplan has created a powerful and flexible platform delivered to end-users as a SaaS product. Anaplan's HyperBlock architecture unites a hybrid of relational, vertical, and OLAP databases with memory data store and calculation.
Anaplan's smart business platform combines five elements