1. Modeling
  2. Dimensions
  3. Time
  4. Model Calendar
  5. Define the Fiscal Year Label

Frequently, the fiscal year does not coincide with the calendar year of January 1 to December 31. You can start and end the fiscal year for your model at a different time to the calendar year. If you do this, Anaplan aligns the Fiscal Year Label with the calendar year that the end date of the fiscal year falls within by default.

If you select Weeks: 4-4-5, 4-5-4, or 5-4-4 or Weeks: 13 4-week Periods as the Calendar Type, radio buttons display next to Fiscal Year Label is aligned with. Use these radio buttons to align the Fiscal Year Label with the end, or start, of the fiscal year:

  • The End week of the fiscal year radio button aligns the Fiscal Year Label with the calendar year that contains the first day of the last week of the fiscal year.

  • The Start week of the fiscal year radio button aligns the Fiscal Year Label with the calendar year that contains the last day of the first week of the fiscal year.

If you select the Start week of the fiscal year radio button, the last day of the fiscal year’s first week can fall in the same calendar year as the fiscal year’s end date. There is an example of this below.

Change the Fiscal Year Label to ensure that users understand what periods of time your model refers to. For example, you can change it from FY to CY if the model uses the calendar year

Example of fiscal year that spans calendar year

This example shows the Weeks: 4-4-5, 4-5-4, or 5-4-4 calendar type with the last Saturday in December 2015 set as the end of the fiscal year. The Start Week of the Fiscal Year radio button is selected.

This means the first day of the first week of the fiscal year is Sunday December 28 2014. However, the last day of that first week, Saturday January 3 2015, falls in 2015, which means the Fiscal Year Label is FY15, not FY14.