Anaplan at NRF 2020: Retail’s Big Show

Heading to NRF 2020: Retail’s Big Show? Make sure to attend “How retailers are modernizing planning for the digital era” on Monday, January 13 from 3:15pm – 3:45pm. Anaplan’s panel discussion with Carter’s, L’Oréal, and Estée Lauder will provide an excellent opportunity to learn how brands and retailers are modernizing planning for the digital era.

Visit Anaplan at booth #635 on the Expo Floor to experience Anaplan’s Connected Planning platform.

Panel participant Estée Lauder has partnered with Impetus to deliver a Strategic Price Planning Solution using Anaplan. Download our document on “Strategic Price Planning in Anaplan” to learn more about the solution, and about how Estée Lauder and Impetus transformed a disparate, antiquated, Excel heavy process into a robust, global price planning and reporting solution for over 900 users.

Webinar: Gross-to-Net (GTN) Management Using Anaplan

5/21: Editor’s Note: This post has been edited to reflect the availability of a recording of the original live presentation

Move this complex process out of shared Excel spreadsheets into a powerful solution which will scale and flex as your business does. Click the title below to register for access to our the on-demand webinar Gross-to-Net (GTN) Management using Anaplan.

Anaplan and Impetus presented a GTN solution in a connected planning context at CBI’s GTN summit for biotech, pharma, and other life sciences companies of all sizes and stages. Miss the presentation? You can now view Impetus’ on-demand 30-minute webinar for a recap.

Gross-to-net (GTN) management is complex, dynamic, unique, and proprietary. Further, the impact of this time-consuming process on your organization’s financials is material. There is a need for well-defined processes and models to support accruals, true-ups, forecasting, reporting, and analytics. These models must also be flexible enough to change along with your business.

In this webinar we demonstrate how a typical pharmaceutical organization can approach building GTN processes in Anaplan. While every pharmaceutical organization handles gross-to-net differently, we present the flexibility of the Anaplan platform and walk through channel forecasting by brand, net sales forecasting, and accrual forecasting.

Learn more about Anaplan, a business user owned and operated platform that supports GTN management, and all of your organization’s connected planning needs.

Access Webinar Gross-to-Net (GTN) Management using Anaplan.

Impetus Power Model Building Course

Jump-start Your Model Builders’ 2020!

Formerly known as the Impetus Advanced Anaplan Accelerator course, the Impetus Power Model Building Course is developed to expand upon Anaplan’s Level 1 training with the most useful Anaplan concepts from Impetus’ team of experts.

Model builders review the most powerful formulas, functions, tips and tricks and design considerations – all conveniently compiled into a single Anaplan training model. Practice makes perfect, and model builders navigate through five (5) custom-built Anaplan exercises, all administered via Anaplan, to challenge their understanding.

Over this five-day full-time course, model builders translate conceptual understanding to real-world application, gaining valuable repetitions with common asks of any Anaplan implementation. Key model building best practices help ensure quality and sustainability.

This program empowers model builders and introduces a framework to develop a mindset of an Anaplan architect. Not only does this facilitate maintenance and sustainability of existing models, but also unleashes the potential to create designs for other business needs.

Contact us to schedule a private course to jump-start 2020 for your company’s model builders.

So Much to Be Thankful For…

Thanksgiving and the end of year is often a time for reflection.  Where have we come from?   What have we achieved?  Where are we going next?

This holiday, our team is extremely grateful for the opportunity to be part of the fast-growing Anaplan ecosystem. The support of our clients, colleagues, partners, families, and the communities we belong to are what make this business what it is, and for that, I am both thankful and humbled

From all of us at Impetus Consulting Group, wishing you all a wonderful Thanksgiving surrounded by family and friends.

Sincerely,

Alex Cohen

Impetus NYC Team volunteering for the Food Bank for NY.
Impetus CA Team volunteering for St. Anthony’s Free Clothing Program in SF.
Impetus’ Boston, DC and SE Teams at the Lowcountry Food Bank

Calling All Aspiring Master Anaplanners

Both the recent Impetus-led Anaplan Model Builder Training Session and Spotlight on Connected Planning Events in Chicago were tremendously successful in enabling and connecting Anaplanners throughout the region.

Over 30+ Anaplanners attended the training session, raving about the event and citing learning best practices, access to the new UX, networking, and seeing and hearing how other clients use Anaplan as the most useful benefits of the event. Said one participant, “The Impetus team was fantastic, both with classroom led and individual support during the session.”

Curious to further channel your inner Anaplan curiosity, and unleash your inner model builder?

Impetus is offering its public Anaplan Power Model Building course in Chicago from January 13 – 17, 2020. Download course details for How to Anaplan: Unleash Your Inner Model Builder to learn more, and click here to register for the course.

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.