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Grant Thornton teams with Anaplan to deliver connected planning solutions for business resilience

Alliance to help customers drive business performance with intelligent forecasting and continuous scenario planning

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CHICAGO — Grant Thornton LLP has joined the partner program at Anaplan Inc., provider of a cloud-native platform for orchestrating business performance. The alliance brings together Grant Thornton’s decades of experience in financial and operational transformation with Anaplan’s connected planning capabilities to help companies break down siloed decision making and create forward-looking plans.

By integrating Anaplan’s solutions, clients will be able to unify company-wide data, access real-time insights, continuously model scenarios and forecast with increased accuracy — on one integrated platform. With line of sight across the enterprise, clients can strategically respond to market shifts and changing economic conditions with increased agility and resilience.

“We’re teaming with Anaplan to help business leaders integrate disparate planning functions and activities across the organization,” said Jonathan Eaton, Sourcing & Supply Chain Management principal at Grant Thornton. “This opens the door to streamlined, consensus-driven decision making and enhanced ‘what-if’ scenario planning across departments, including sales and marketing, operations, supply chain management and workforce planning.”

According to Eaton, the move is coming at a critical moment for America’s beleaguered businesses: “This year’s historic disruptions have elevated the need to proactively plan for and mitigate risks, to pivot strategies and drive business continuity. The new reality is that relying on fragmented plans, driven by disconnected processes, will no longer cut it. Anaplan’s offerings create more efficient processes that establish a unified, single source of truth for demand, sales and operations planning.”

In addition, Grant Thornton can tailor Anaplan’s solutions to meet its clients’ unique needs and roll-out the platform quickly through managed services that ease integration.

“Grant Thornton is a potent addition to the Anaplan partner program,” said David Tharp, vice president, Worldwide Partner Organization at Anaplan. “With Grant Thornton’s extensive business consulting services acumen and Anaplan’s advanced modeling and scenario planning capabilities, we will arm our joint clients with the insights and processes required to orchestrate business performance and turn change into advantage.”

“In this time of uncertainty, visibility, transparency and flexibility will be imperative,” concluded Mike Hennessey, Finance Transformation Advisory managing director at Grant Thornton. “The ability for organizations to adopt innovative solutions must remain a top priority. This alliance, between organizations with shared values and visions, will bring confidence and value to our clients as they navigate the changing business environment in the weeks and years to come.”

For more information about Grant Thornton’s advisory services offerings, visit www.grantthornton.com/advisory.

About Grant Thornton LLP
Founded in Chicago in 1924, Grant Thornton LLP (Grant Thornton) is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, one of the world’s leading organizations of independent audit, tax and advisory firms. Grant Thornton, which has revenues of $1.92 billion and operates more than 50 offices, works with a broad range of dynamic publicly and privately held companies, government agencies, financial institutions, and civic and religious organizations.

“Grant Thornton” refers to Grant Thornton LLP, the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd (GTIL). GTIL and the member firms are not a worldwide partnership. Services are delivered by the member firms. GTIL and its member firms are not agents of, and do not obligate, one another and are not liable for one another’s acts or omissions.

About Anaplan
Anaplan, Inc. (NYSE: PLAN) is a cloud-native enterprise SaaS company helping global enterprises orchestrate business performance. Leaders across industries rely on our platform—powered by our proprietary Hyperblock® technology—to connect teams, systems, and insights from across their organizations to continuously adapt to change, transform how they operate and reinvent value creation. Based in San Francisco, Anaplan has over 20 offices globally, 175 partners, and approximately 1,500 customers worldwide. To learn more, visit anaplan.com.

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