Bedford Consulting wins Anaplan's Partner Award for EMEA region

11 February 2019 3 min. read

UK-based Bedford Consulting has been named EMEA Regional Partner of the Year by Anaplan, a provider of software solutions for among others corporate performance management and operations.

Last week US-headquartered Anaplan, which has more than 1,000 customers worldwide, announced the winners of its 2019 Partner Awards. Similar to other software vendors, the company has an ecosystem in place consisting of partners that supports its clients with design, build and implementation of Anaplan products.

The annual Partner Awards are aimed at celebrating the top performing partners in its network, as well as lauding the performance of projects and individuals. The top award for the EMEA region – Europe, Middle East and Africa – went to Bedford Consulting, a consultancy that specialises in project implementation and business process change on the Anaplan platform. The London-based firm, which also has offices in Belfast and Düsseldorf, is also an official Anaplan reseller.

Commenting on the firm’s proposition, Neil Doyle, co-founder and chief executive at Bedford Consulting, said “As one of the first Anaplan partners in the UK, we have been involved in implementations across all areas of the business in some of the world's largest companies. We have completed more than 200 projects to date.”

Bedford Consulting wins Anaplan's Partner Award for EMEA region

The IT consultancy focuses on Anaplan’s offerings in the area of Financial Planning and Analysis, Sales and Operations Planning, Workforce Planning and Financial Consolidation. “We are engaged by clients throughout the entire project lifecycle and are heavily involved both in pre-sales and project delivery stages.”

Having been an Anaplan partner in the UK since 2011, Doyle believes the firm’s exclusive focus on the vendor is paying off. The 2019 award is Bedford Consulting’s second scoop in a row. “Initially our team of experienced consultants were providing both Cognos and Anaplan implementations and support, but two years ago, we became an outright Anaplan consultancy and are now the largest solely focused partner in the UK.” 

Other award winners

Other Anaplan awards went to QUNIE, a business consulting firm affiliated to the NTT Data Group, which won the APAC Regional Partner of the Year Award; Twelve Consulting, which was named the Americas Regional Partner of the Year; and Deloitte, which received the Global Partner of the Year award. Ron Dimon, Managing Director and Lead Alliance Partner for Anaplan at Deloitte Consulting in the US remarked. “Our clients are using the Anaplan platform to help drive profitable revenue growth, operational efficiency, and generate new insights into improving enterprise value. We have been working with Anaplan for five years now, and are proud to receive this top recognition.” 

Consulting firms that partner with Anaplan at a global level are Accenture, Bain & Company, Deloitte, EYPwC and Wipro. At a regional level the software vendor works with dozens of consultancies, including BearingPoint, Bedford Consulting, Slalom, ZS Associates and Cervello, which recently was acquired by A.T. Kearney.