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Anaplan honors global sales and marketing firm ZS with ‘Creative App Award’


— Incentive Compensation Health Check app recognized at Anaplan Hub16 user conference

EVANSTON, Ill. – May 12, 2016 – Global sales and marketing firm ZS received a 2016 partner award for ”creative app” during Anaplan’s Hub16 user conference in San Francisco. The award-winning Incentive Compensation Health Check app helps companies assess performance and effectiveness of their sales compensation plans based on criteria including fairness, accuracy and motivation.

This is the second year ZS was recognized by Anaplan. Anaplan is the Smart Business PlatformTM that enables advanced decision-making in every part of the business. The partner awards recognize companies that are driving planning transformations at businesses around the globe.

“We are honored to be recognized for our app-related innovations and look forward to advancing our capabilities in continued partnership with Anaplan,” said Kevin Josephson, associate principal at ZS. “Our apps allow clients to marry the rigor of ZS’s sales and marketing processes with the scale and flexibility of the Anaplan platform.”

Built on the Anaplan platform, ZS apps help companies maximize the value of their Anaplan investments affecting sales, marketing, incentive compensation and channel management solutions. This allows Anaplan’s clients to visualize and refine processes to maximize efficiencies and effectiveness. 

“We’re thrilled with our growing community of partners, like ZS, that deliver superior intellectual property, processes and planning to our customers around the globe,” said Paul Melchoirre, chief revenue officer at Anaplan. “Our partnership with ZS has led to the development of innovative, easy-to-use apps that add value for our customers and provide adaptable solutions to planning challenges in every part of the business.”

In addition to the Incentive Compensation Health Check app, ZS has developed four additional apps on the Anaplan platform:

  • Sales Planning with Account Level Potential allows users to develop product-specific sales opportunity estimates at the account level for customers and prospects and immediately leverage this information to improve territory and quota planning, as well as other drivers of sales force effectiveness.
  • Channel Program Planning allows users to dynamically develop and plan their channel programs and evaluate annual budgets based on programmatic commitments to partners.
  • Crossbow Cloud is a proprietary ZS pharmaceutical forecast model that leverages the Anaplan platform to facilitate a collaborative patient-based forecasting process and produce real time roll-ups of forecasts across brands and markets.
  • Center of Excellence Learning builds on key modeling concepts and enables ZS to train both internal staff and client Anaplan model-building resources.

Click here for more information about ZS’s partnership with Anaplan and to download an e-book with insights on improving sales, marketing and channel operations.

About ZS

ZS is the world’s largest firm focused exclusively on helping companies improve overall performance and grow revenue and market share, through end-to-end sales and marketing solutions – from customer insights and strategy to analytics, operations and technology. More than 4,500 ZS professionals in 22 offices worldwide draw on deep industry and domain expertise to deliver impact for clients across multiple industries. To learn more, visit www.zs.com or follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

About Anaplan

Anaplan is The Smart Business Platform™ enabling advanced decision-making in every part of your business. Anaplan delivers an unrivaled planning and modeling engine, predictive analytics, collaboration in the cloud, and a simple interface for business users. Anaplan is the worldwide leader in cloud-based planning and modeling and is a privately held company headquartered in San Francisco, CA, with offices in 15 countries. To learn more, visit anaplan.com. Follow us on Twitter: @anaplan

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