News Update on Financial Planning for Business
December 2016

Welcome to our December Newsletter. Wishing you a Merry Christmas  and Happy New Year from the Innovar team.

In this issue:

Partnering for success at Anaplan Hub 16, the Innovar team proudly sponsored this great event where our very own Catherine Hubbard Innovar's principle consultant, was awarded the prestigious status of Master Anaplanner

As in previous years, we are making a donation to charity instead of sending Christmas cards and this year our nominated charity is the Samaritans. We include an article looking at the fabulous work they do.

Finally on a festive but lighter note we have a photo and report on the 5K Santa Run attended by Innovar's Richard Jones & family and we have some early Christmas "Crackers" to keep you entertained over the Christmas season.

Report Back from Hub 16

Wednesday 9th November saw Anaplan once again play host to partners, customers and prospects for their annual hub event hosted, as last year, at the upscale Brewery at The Montcalm in Shoreditch. Having toured the globe with the Hub events beginning in Anaplan's home town of San Francisco back in May, London provided the location for the climactic final stop and it didn't disappoint.

Read Full Article Here

Congratulations to Innovar's Master Anaplanner

Alongside the key note speeches at Anaplan Hub 16 in London; the excellent customer Q&A sessions; product road map revelations and integration announcements, there was one more very important session and that involved Innovar's very own Catherine Hubbard.
Catherine was one of a handful of Anaplanners in the Europe Middle East & Africa (EMEA) region to be recognised by Anaplan as a Master Anaplanner.

This is a tremendous achievement for her and thoroughly deserved. Catherine has worked incredibly hard over the last 12 months supporting her Anaplan clients across the UK including Curver, Enterprise Inns, Rentokil, Countryside and Pegasus Life. The feedback from these clients has been first class and Anaplan have now recognised this with the award of Master Anaplanner.

The Master Anaplanner programme is designed to recognise the top level of Anaplan Model builders within the Anaplan community, including consultants clients and service providers. Nominations can be made via the Anaplan website and are reviewed quarterly (March, June, September and December). Does this sound like you or someone you know? Are you/they ready to become a Master Anaplanner?

Click here  to complete the nomination form. We wish you well.
Meanwhile, congratulations Catherine!

The Samaritans

This year, as in previous years, Innovar will be making a charitable donation, instead of sending Christmas cards. This years charity is the Samaritans.

The Smaritans mission is to alleviate emotional distress and reduce the incidence of suicide feelings and suicidal behaviour. They are available 24 hours a day to provide emotional support for people who are struggling to cope, including those who have had thoughts of suicide.

Every 60 seconds, someone with suicidal feelings contacts the Samaritans, and as the organisation  receives almost no government funding, every donation makes a difference.

For further information   click here

5K Santa Run 

On Saturday 3rd December Innovar's Richard Jones and family took part in a 5K Santa run. The 5K course also included a number of inflatable obstacles which participants had to climb, jump and clamber through whilst dressed in a festive manner.

As you can see the Jones family fully embraced the festive nature of the run and good fun was had by all. And barring a few aching muscles no injuries were sustained. This will now be  a regular event on the Jones calendar.

Christmas Crackers

A little light relief with some Christmas Crackers:

1) Why was the computer so quiet on Christmas Eve?

2) What do you tell a stressed snowman?

3) Who's the bane of Santa's life? 

4) What do you get if you cross a Christmas tree with an apple?

5) Where does Santa Claus hang his suit after Christmas?

Please click here for answers

About Innovar

Innovar is the expert planning company. We offer  Performance Canvas,    IBM Cognos Planning and TM1 , and    Anaplan software
and implementation services. We provide specialist budgeting and forecasting training and consultancy services and we help solve spreadsheet issues.

And Finally

We hope you find this useful and would welcome any feedback you may have. If you enjoyed reading this then please feel free to share this with your colleagues 

Best Regards

Janice Jones
Innovar Ltd

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