Anaplan University Connect Program

  • 21 Sep 2020
  • 13 Nov 2020
  • Online



ASCI and ASCI's collaboration partner, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), have partnered with Anaplan to bring Anaplan's University Connect Industry Association Program. 

This is a free eight week program that ASCI Members can choose to do on their own, or, meet up with ASCI and CIMA peers at beginning of the week where key concepts from the assigned units are introduced, then another optional office hours session at end of the week. Touch points keep learners engaged and moving through the certification content.

At the end of the eight week program, Anaplan will set a Hack-A-Thon (teams across ANZ and APAC), allowing for networking between supply chain and finance peers within the cohort.

The program is available to all individuals wishing to upskill to become Anaplan model builders, make a career change, upskill or be used for advanced standing with (some) tertiary institutions. 

Anaplan Essentials (Pre-learning prior to eight week program) is recommended for learners completely new to Anaplan, model building and planning. The online course introduces connected planning, who Anaplan is, the Anaplan platform and a light exercise on model use / modification.  Learners complete this optional course independently prior to cohort start date. 6-8 hours

Weeks 1-3

Level 1 Model Building

In this course, you will learn the foundational Anaplan concepts and technical model building skills that you need to constructively participate in an Anaplan implementation. This is a hands-on course; where you will build a Finance model for Unicorn Candy Company. This course is supported by over 50 micro-lessons (5-10 minutes in length) on an assortment of topics to help you build your first model.

Course Objectives: 

  • Identify the elements of DISCO (Data, Input, System, Calculation, and Output) in a model schema. 
  • Build a model in Anaplan that includes modules, lists, line items and hierarchies. 
  • Import data into a model. 
  • Construct formulas and functions to calculate data and reference modules. 
  • Build user experience pages that include text, grids, charts. 
  • Assign role-based model access permissions.
The online version of this course will take about 25-30 hours to complete.

Week 4

The Anaplan Way

Introduces Anaplan’s implementation methodology.

Week 5-8

Level 2 Model Building 

The Level 2 Model Building training program continues on with Unicorn Candy's Connected Planning journey.  You will build out two different models, a Data Hub and a Supply Chain Model.  This course is supported with over 40 micro-lessons (5-10 minutes in length) on a variety of just-in-time topics and concepts to provide additional information on model building best practices and Anaplan functionality.  

Course Objectives: 

  • Explain the elements of an agile implementation methodology
  • Build a Data Hub model
  • Import data from one model to another
  • Set up import/export processes
  • Design security solutions for end user access
  • Build dynamic charts
  • Describe recommended best practices for using saved views, exports, and filters
  • Explain Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) functionality
  • Describe and use Line Item Subsets
  • Identify when to use numbered lists
  • Explain Version capabilities

The course will take about 25-30 hours to complete.

How do I sign up?

You will need to register through Anaplan via the link below, but please register via this website as well to show other members that you are attending and to redeem your CPD points after the programme (point allocation will vary according to your participation).

For more information contact Stef Masielo at Anaplan at 

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