Anaplan Layoffs Hit Hundreds: Reports

‘Although this was a great experience with an amazing company, I need to quickly pivot for the sake of my family,’ one LinkedIn user posted.


Anaplan will reportedly lay off hundreds of employees worldwide, with engineers and at least one partner-facing employee caught in the mix.

The cloud-based business planning software vendor laid off at least 119 employees from its San Francisco headquarters, according to The New York Post. The newspaper put the total between 300 and 500 workers, between 15 percent and 25 percent of the global Anaplan workforce.

The cuts hit software engineers, security analysts, copywriters and other roles, according to the Post. The company may notify laid off workers as late as Aug. 21.

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The Information reported that Anaplan will lay off about 300 client success workers, support roles and other employees across the U.S. and U.K. And The San Francisco Chronicle confirmed the 119 employees cut from headquarters.

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CRN has reached out to Anaplan for comment.

Former Anaplan employees took to LinkedIn to post about their layoffs from the vendor.

“Due to a series of layoffs, I will be leaving Anaplan shortly,” said one client success business partner with the company for less than a year, on LinkedIn. “Although this was a great experience with an amazing company, I need to quickly pivot for the sake of my family.”

Other LinkedIn users who confirmed their layoff include a director of strategic technology partnerships with the company for more than a year.

A platform engineer with the company for more than two years also confirmed his layoff on LinkedIn.

The news comes as Anaplan launches its PartnerAccelerate partner program to connect system integrators and other partner business types with third-party auditors to certify their ability to sell, support and deliver Anaplan offerings to customers. Anaplan partners include Deloitte, Slalom and Spaulding Ridge.

Part of the new program includes a customer-facing partner directory later this year, according to Anaplan.

Private equity firm Thoma Bravo completed its $10.4 billion acquisition of Anaplan last summer. The firm also owns ConnectWise, Proofpoint, Sophos and other vendors with channel partner programs.

The Anaplan layoffs coincide with multiple tech vendors contending with a slowdown in business following high demand for remote working tools at the height of the pandemic.

Other vendors to recently announce layoffs include HashiCorp, Sumo Logic and New Relic.