Grant Thornton partners with Anaplan on business performance offering

11 November 2020 2 min. read

Grant Thornton LLP (US) has joined the partner program of Anaplan, a cloud software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider focusing on enterprise performance management.

Founded in 2006 and based in San Francisco, Anaplan delivers business planning software that allows clients in a range of industries to tap data for better decision-making across functions from finance to human resources.

An Anaplan subscription allows clients to unify company-wide data, access real-time insights, model scenarios, and create more accurate forecasts on a single platform.

The software firm today has more than 175 technology partners and approximately 1,500 customers worldwide, with global revenue of $348 million.

Grant Thornton partners with Anaplan on business performance offering

Accounting and consulting firm Grant Thornton US has now joined Anaplan’s partner ecosystem – combining the consultancy’s expertise in financial and operational transformation with Anaplan’s connected planning software.

“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.”

Eaton added that the disruption of the Covid-19 pandemic has elevated the need for proactive planning and strategy pivots. “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,” he said.

As part of the partnership, Grant Thornton will customize Anaplan solutions and offer managed services to implement the platform.

The Chicago-based, mid-market consultancy also recently announced the launch of SOC.x, a platform to efficiently produce System and Organization Controls (SOC) reports. Grant Thornton’s staff now have access to a web-based app with standardized templates to produce reports covering compliance frameworks across areas such as financial reporting, security, confidentiality, and privacy.

SOC.x was built in partnership with Quisitive on the Microsoft Azure platform.