1. Anaplan User Experience
  2. Use apps and pages in the User Experience
  3. Cards

Cards are designed to display data in the best way for you to carry out your data analysis. Some types of card enable you to interact with your data.

Boards and reports are composed entirely of cards, and worksheets can contain cards in the Insights panel. Page builders can configure and link cards to data sourced from your Anaplan model.

There are several types of cards:

Each card type displays a particular view of data, and may contain actions you can run.

For example, a board that contains a title and some descriptive text, a table of data (a grid), and a chart, is made up of three different types of cards. The title and descriptive text displays on a text card, the table of data displays on a grid card, and the chart displays on a chart card.

Board titled Gross Margin Summary Board. It displays KPI, grid, chart, action, and field cards.

Worksheets have a primary grid in the center of the screen, ideal for data entry or running actions. Cards display in the Insights panel, on the right of the screen. These cards can provide extra information or visualizations relating to the data in the primary grid.

A worksheet titled US Account Targets. The primary grid contains financial information, with further information and actions available on cards in Additional insights.

Reports comprise one or more slides, and each slide contains a freeform design of cards.

A highly formatted report slide displays in the center of the screen. To the left is the slide selector, and above is app navigation and the toolbar.

Page builders add cards to worksheets, boards, and reports, for many purposes. For example, to:

  • display images that update depending upon the item you select
  • add instructions for what you should do on the page
  • create buttons for you to import and export data
  • enable you to add new data
  • create visualizations that help you understand the meaning of your data
  • present actionable insights for executives


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