Anaplan's new Malaysia & Thailand MD to deliver 'revolutionary business modelling'


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Photo - Ganapathy Sirgunavel, Managing Director for Malaysia and Thailand, Anaplan.


Cloud-based in-memory business modelling provider Anaplan has appointed Ganapathy (Gana) Sirgunavel as the new managing director for Malaysia and Thailand to help deliver 'revolutionary business modelling and planning' solutions for companies in Malaysia and the Asean region.

Anaplan APAC managing director Samir Neji said Gana would also be responsible for managing demand for the company's services and products in the Malaysian and Thailand markets.

"Over the past year, we have experienced significant demand from Malaysian companies for accessible, agile analytics for their business users," said Neji. "Fluctuations in the Ringgit and potential market shifts as we approach One ASEAN in 2015 create a need for robust planning and modelling to navigate uncertainty."

"With Gana in Malaysia, we look forward to offering direct support to Malaysian companies as they adopt business modelling and planning in the cloud," he said.

Sirgunavel was the senior director and country manager for Oracle Malaysia's applications' line of business. Prior to that, he was the head of SAP's large enterprise division in Malaysia.

 C-level needs high-level dashboard views

"When I first saw how Anaplan empowers companies to plan, collaborate and act-in real-time, I knew this was the way forward for businesses," said Sirgunavel. "In today's ever complex and rapid business environment, C-level executives and board members need a high-level dashboard view of their organisational health."

"With Anaplan, decision makers are able to navigate their business in the right direction with the press of a button," he said. "Unlike traditional tools, which are complex to understand and take months, if not years to implement, Anaplan eliminates this frustration by hosting its service. This is a next-generation solution that delivers the dreams of decision makers. I am excited to be part of this disruptive company and welcome the opportunity to expand Anaplan's market position and champion the innovation in this region."

Anaplan offers cloud-based business modelling and planning solutions for sales, operations and finance from its San Franciso headquarters, operating through offices on four continents.