Learning the Language: The Key to Clarity, Collaboration, and Creativity.

This week, Stephanie Kim, Talent Development Manager at Impetus Consulting Group, was the instructor for Anaplan’s Level 1 Model Building class in New York City. These instructor-led sessions are offered through Anaplan Academy. Impetus is excited to partner with Anaplan on this endeavor as both organizations are committed to increasing the number of Anaplanners around the globe. Impetus believes that leading with enablement is the key to Anaplan implementation success.

When thinking about Anaplan’s implementation framework (The Anaplan Way), we have found that sponsors and project teams who allocate time to enablement during the foundation phase of an implementation create a lasting culture of conversation that persists long after the deployment of their first Anaplan model.

Learn more about the value enablement can add to your team in Stephanie’s article featured in the Anaplan Community blog post, Lead with Enablement: The Key to Anaplan Implementation Success.

Headed to GTN 2019 in Philadelphia?

Join Anaplan and Impetus at GTN 2019 November 12 –14, 2019 at the Hilton at Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia, PA. This event is CBI’s longstanding Gross-to-Net (GTN) Summit, built for biotech, pharma and generic drug companies of all sizes and stages.

As the materiality and complexity of GTN within the life sciences sector continues to swell, proactive and strategic management of GTN is critical. While attending, visit the Solution Summit on November 13th at 4:15pm, and meet with Impetus Master Anaplanners Kevin Jacokes and Walker Smythe as they demonstrate how Anaplan’s connected planning platform can help solve for this complexity.

CBI, an Informa business, is the health and life sciences industry leader in providing thought leadership, actionable data, bench-marking, case studies and regulatory information through a dynamic conference platform that facilitates innovation, collaboration and elevation across the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and healthcare industries.

Live Event! Enabling Chicago Anaplanners

Join Anaplan and Impetus on November 12th for the Spotlight on Connected Planning Event at Chicago’s Field Museum. This event will feature a tour of the museum as well as a panel discussion on the state of Connected Planning, a Customer Panel and a Networking Reception.

Prior to the Connected Planning Event Anaplan and Impetus are providing a morning of FREE enablement. At the Anaplan Model Builder Training Session, attendees will participate in hands-on exercises in the classic and new UX, model building with exposure to the formula writing framework and model best practices, and how to set up the foundations for Anaplan growth.

Please note there are separate registrations for the morning training session and event at the Field Museum. Attendance to both events is limited so please be sure to register as soon as possible.

Impetus at Five

Impetus Welcomes its Newest Team Members and Celebrates its Anniversary.

Impetus Consulting Groups Newest Team Members (July 2019)

This is a very exciting week at Impetus Consulting Group. First and foremost, we are thrilled to welcome eleven new employees to our team, including the members of our first-ever college recruiting class. The size of the class is a testament to the power of our internal Anaplan Enablement program as well as to the strength of the culture we’ve built.

This week we also celebrate five years in business. Impetus was founded with the idea that there was a better way to do consulting; that we could be a force for change in the lives our employees, our clients and our partners. We believe in the value and sustainability of our collaborations and relationships built inside and outside of the organization. Five years in, that founding principle still guides our behavior and our decisions.

At Impetus, we believe the overall success of the company is driven by its people. We have been fortunate to assemble, enable, and grow a team of deeply curious, talented, and passionate people committed to the success of our clients and each other. Together, we relish the opportunity to support our clients to define and build the future narrative of business.

2019 has been a banner year for Impetus. With this latest hiring class, we’ve surpassed forty total employees. We recently engaged our fiftieth unique client. Earlier this year we were named a “Small Jewel” by consulting Magazine; a rewarding validation that our approach to building a firm through trust and credibility resonates with others in the space.

We look forward to continued growth of our people and expertise and driving success for our clients and partners.

Impetus Visits Anaplan to Share its Enablement Strategy

Impetus is excited to be bringing its special brand of enablement to Anaplan’s Minneapolis office. Impetus’ Karen Trainer, Wendy Wen, James Maloney and Josh Mueller met with members of Anaplan’s Connected Planning Internship Program to discuss what makes a successful Anaplanner. The program is intended to help foster the next generation of talented model builders by providing a unique opportunity for interns to immerse themselves in the Anaplan culture and community.

As an Anaplan gold partner with a proven track record for educating and enabling Anaplanners, we were thrilled to be able to share our stories and a little bit of our secret sauce. In the coming weeks we plan to return to provide some additional learning opportunities as we do our best to help shepherd the next generation of Anaplanners across the globe!

Building for Pure Scale: Impetus and Pure Storage at CPX 2019

Editor’s Update: You can now view the CPX presentation online.

Going to CPX? Be sure to add to your agenda Impetus and Pure Storage’s presentation at the Partner Theater, Expo Hall, Pier 29 on Tuesday June 11, 1:55 PM – 2:35 PM. Join speakers Wendy Wen (Impetus Consulting Group), Jason Augustine (Pure Storage), and Alli Knapp (Pure Storage):

Building for Pure Scale: Territory and Quota Approvals in a High-Growth Business

To keep up with the company’s hyper-growth pace, Pure Storage said goodbye to thousands of emails and hello to robust Anaplan approval processes for all things related to Territory and Quota. Hear how the Pure Storage Sales Planning team, with the invaluable help of Impetus Consulting Group, has streamlined their Go-to-Market planning with automated account assignment and quota setting approval processes. Together, Pure Storage and Impetus Consulting Group have improved the productivity of planning, which will allow Pure to continue scaling effectively.

Meet with Us

While at Anaplan’s Connected Planning Xperience (CPX), meet with Impetus’ Anaplan Solution Architects, and learn more about how we can help enable and empower your team to maximize your Anaplan investment. Join us at the CPX Xperience Hall in Booth P5 on Tuesday June 11, 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM, and Wednesday June 12, 8:00 AM – 5:00PM.

5 Steps to Become a Successful Anaplan Solution Architect

Impetus’ own Jon Newcomb has contributed a feature article, 5 Steps to Become a Successful Solution Architect, to the Anaplan Community website.

In his contribution Jon lays out 5 actionable steps to help jump start your journey to becoming an Anaplan Solution Architect.

The Anaplan Community website is a space for Anaplanners to find answers, share solutions, and connect with other Anaplan users and planning thought leaders from around the world.

Jon Newcomb is a Principal Consultant at Impetus Consulting Group. He is a Certified Anaplan Solution Architect with several years of consulting experience, with a focus on business modeling, specializing in sales performance management and workflow, and data visualization across multiple clients and industries.

Impetus a Premier Sponsor for Anaplan CPX 2019

Anaplan’s Connected Planning Xperience (CPX) is now less than 6 weeks away. Impetus is thrilled to once again be a premier sponsor for the world’s preeminent planning event. At the conference you will have a unique opportunity to leverage hands-on training and learn how to take the next step in connecting planning processes across your organization.

CPX Features:

  • 50+ breakout sessions led by customers, thought leaders, and planning experts
  • Exclusive networking events with 2,500+ of your peers
  • An inside look at Anaplan’s vision for the future of Connected Planning.

Join us at CPX this year, June 10-12 in San Francisco. Visit our booth in the Anaplan Xperience Hall to learn how Impetus Leads with Enablement and enter a drawing to win a free Advanced Enablement Course.

Impetus has long sponsored the conference, inaugurated in 2011 as Hub, and previously co-presented with our clients:

We look forward to seeing you in San Francisco this June!



Impetus Consulting Group Selected as One of Consulting Magazine’s 2019 Seven Small Jewels

Impetus Consulting Group, a leading Anaplan consultancy firm, is honored to have been selected as one of Seven Small Jewels in
Consulting Magazine’s February/March 2019 issue. Each year Consulting Magazine shines a light on smaller firms that are shaking up the profession from the bottom up. The publication’s recognition of “hidden gems” within the consulting industry places Impetus within an elite group of organizations.

“This recognition is a testament to the efforts of our team” says Alex Cohen, President and Founder of Impetus. “This award also provides validation of our approach to doing business. We are committed to establishing trust and credibility with our clients by being curious, pragmatic and delivering excellence.”

All members of the Impetus ecosystem- our clients, our team, and our partners – are mutually driven by a desire to experiment and invent by designing modeling platforms that operationalize improved processes, and free up valuable human capital to focus on enlightened decision-making. They are each trusting, generous and thoughtful advocates for the power of collaborative modeling and sharing knowledge.

Who We Are:

At Impetus Consulting Group we are invested in the long-term sustainability of the product of our collaboration and client achievement. We are convinced that the best solution is the one that allows you to focus on the things that bring the most value to your professional life.

Anaplan Model Building: Learning the “Whys” and “Whens”

Have you already successfully completed Launchpad Training, Anaplan 102, or Anaplan 201? Then you’ve already learned what Anaplan is and how to model build within the platform.

Still curious?

To continue your ascent to Anaplan-actualization, the next step is to understand the WHYS behind using certain formulas (LOOKUPS vs. SUMS) and WHEN to deploy these tools and techniques. But where can you find this knowledge? Please visit our Enablement page for more information about Impetus’ 5-day immersion training program, designed to help you achieve professional fluency in Anaplan.

Thank you to Impetus’ own Matthew Daniel, Stephanie Kim, and Wendy Wen for collaborating to create this unique training curriculum.