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Anaplan expands in Asia-Pacific, acquires Cloud EPM

Posted: 27 Mar 2013 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Anaplan? Cloud EPM? expansion? data centres? planning and modelling?

Cloud-base modelling and planning solutions provider Anaplan has recently announced its launch in the Asia Pacific Region, acquiring Cloud EPM, the company's leading Asian reseller. The company also announced that it is appointing Cloud EPM's Samir Neji to run Asia Pacific Operations and opening a regional headquarters in Singapore.

"Our customers in Asia Pacific are echoing what we have heard in the United States and Europethese companies are hungry for an alternative to the status quo of enterprise planning and modelling. We are redefining this market on a global scale," said Anaplan CEO Fred Laluyaux.

With offices in North America, UK, France, Sweden, and now Singapore, Anaplan continues its rapid international expansion to meet growing market demand for its award-winning enterprise planning and modelling platform. Anaplan chose to headquarter Asia Pacific operations in Singapore because it is a major global hub that offers exceptional talent, unparalleled business and technology infrastructure, and an ideal location. Samir Neji, a seasoned veteran in enterprise performance management, will lead operations in this strategic regional market.

"Our team is really excited and proud to bring Anaplan's game-changing platform to the region," said Samir Neji. "Asian companies are feeling the pain of their old and tired planning software: missed deadlines, failed promises, complex coding. Going back to Excel should not be the answer. By contrast, building models on the cloud-based Anaplan platform is incredibly easy and fast. >From proof-of-concept to go-live, we are talking weeks with Anaplan instead of months with traditional on-premise solutions."

Demonstrating its further commitment to the Asia Pacific region, Anaplan is discussing with Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) potential plans to build data centres in Singapore. Doing so would support IDA's goals to accelerate adoption of cloud-based technologies and economic leadership in Asia and enable Anaplan to better service its growing worldwide customer base.

Asia Pacific firms like Air Asia Expedia, Amcor, Super Retail Group, and 2Degrees joined an impressive list of Anaplan global customers including McAfee, Pandora, Kimberly-Clark Eastern Europe, and HealthTrust. In the last twelve months, Anaplan has seen demand for its innovative cloud software increase rapidly. In 2012, the company grew its global customer base by 500 per cent and revenues by 800 per cent. This month, the company closed a Series C venture capital funding round of $30 million led by Meritech Capital Partners.

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