Your modeling experience

We've enhanced the modeling experience with a sleek user interface, streamlined navigation, and a range of features to make modeling more intuitive.

Anaplan calculation engines

Two different calculation engines based on Hyperblock technology are available in Anaplan: the Classic Engine and the Anaplan Polaris™ Calculation Engine.

Model building recommendations

An Anaplan model represents different aspects of your business that you can use for connected planning.

Model settings

Workspace administrators can access model configuration panes from the Model settings bar. This enables them to create and configure model objects, and to adjust settings that affect the whole model.


Dimensions are the lists that workspace administrators select to be a module's rows, columns, and pages. They provide the structure of a module and define the context for data in cells.


Modules are key components of an Anaplan model. Each module represents a specific function, such as margin calculation, employee expense planning, or profit and loss. You can enter data and calculate values efficiently in modules.

Line items

Model builders create line items to measure data in a module. Use line items to input data, hold formulas, and run calculations. Line items can have different data types, such as number, date, Boolean, and list.

Control user access within models

Workspace administrators can control access to features of a model via the Users pane and model Contents.

Model actions

Workspace administrators can create model actions that enable you to repeat and automate routine tasks. Where actions can be run by non-workspace administrators, you can publish them to dashboards in models. You can also publish imports, exports, and processes to pages in the User Experience.

Source models

Workspace administrators can use the Source models pane to change the source of a model-to-model import from one model to another. You can also use this pane to remove a source from an import.


Model builders can view a detailed audit trail for all changes in a model’s history.

Pages in models

Workspace administrators can view the pages that use data from a model in the Pages pane. They can also open the module a page uses to examine the underlying data.

Navigate in models

Use model Contents , the Model settings bar , and model tabs to move around your model. You can use the navigation bar at the top to move between workspaces and models.


Workspace administrators can publish model data to classic dashboards that display charts and other model components. 

Work with data

There are many tools available in Anaplan that can help you view and analyze your data, in a module or classic dashboard. 

Model map

Workspace administrators use the model map to view a model's hierarchal structure. This includes an in-depth analysis of each module in a model.

Workflow in Modeling

Workspace administrators use Workflow in Modeling to monitor the addition of data to lists in Anaplan. With Workflow, you can track all list activity and communicate with other users who have access to the list.