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 Advanced Anaplan Accelerator 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.

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.

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.

Impetus Gives Back to NYC

A team of Impetus Consulting Group employees gathered at PS 86 in Jamaica, Queens on Saturday, October 21 to take part in the latest iteration of New York Cares Day for Schools. The Impetus team joined thousands of New Yorkers across the boroughs who worked in 38 schools to paint classrooms, restore playground areas, and raise funds to help New York Cares continue their year-round education programs which serve 30,000 NYC kids and teens. The day of volunteerism has become a staple of Impetus’ regular meetings in NYC where it is headquartered.

 

“Participating in New York Cares Day for Schools was truly rewarding,” said Impetus President and Founder Alex Cohen. “It’s a fantastic opportunity for our team to give a little back to the NYC community while maintaining a strong sense of perspective in this busy world”.

Impetus Team Members Pitch In for NYC Parks on Earth Day

A team of Impetus Consulting Group employees gathered at the Nostrand Playground in Brooklyn, NY on a rainy Earth Day this year as part of New York Cares Day (Spring).

The annual daylong event is organized by volunteer organization New York Cares in coordination with the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation. It seeks to provide a positive impact on communities across all five boroughs via service to New York’s public parks and community gardens. Our dedicated group of volunteers removed debris, restored garden beds and painted fences along the perimeter of the playground.

“We are very proud of our employees’ commitment to serving their communities,” said Impetus Director of Operations Josh Mueller. “As a culture-driven organization we believe that we have not just some of the most talented employees but also a genuinely caring and well-rounded group of individuals.”