David Edwards Consulting

The Better Alternative to Big Consulting.



My mission…

To break the trend of Big Consulting by creating solutions that place customers and the experiences of their end users above all else, and to provide dedicated client support to ensure businesses have the necessary tools to achieve long-term success after implementation.

What I do…

I specialize in providing customized Anaplan development and support services for clients of all industries and sizes. I am an accomplished Master Anaplanner who has created solutions for a variety of companies across use cases, and my advanced knowledge of model design, best practices and Centers of Excellence provide a framework for companies looking to both establish and solidify their Anaplan presences.

Being a full-time developer with years of on-the-ground experience rather than a plug-and-play consultant, I gained the necessary knowledge of business planning cycles and process variability to design models that perform throughout future planning cycles and scenarios. Through creative and innovative approaches, I have also pioneered automation efforts in user security and system data flows in order to minimize administrative and end user workload.

My solutions far surpass the quality and system usability offered by today’s large and midsize consulting firms, and with my help we will transform your business into an Anaplan success story of connected planning efficiency, stakeholder satisfaction and consumable data analytics.

Why should you choose an individualized approach for your Anaplan journey?

Undivided Attention

With an individualized consulting approach, your business case will be my sole focus. I will manage your project implementation without competing priorities.

Business-Tested Expertise

My experience comes from years as a full-time model builder for multiple companies, so my solutions are designed to achieve results far beyond the initial project scope.

No Sales Targets or Commissions

My design recommendations take only one priority into consideration: your business needs. As an individual consultant, I do not have the demands of corporate sales quotas or “savings”-derived commissions.

Passion for Implementation

I have been designing and implementing Anaplan models my entire career. I consider myself a model building artist, and I believe in the power of Anaplan to transform your business.


Custom Project Design that matches your company’s long-term strategy.

With my approach, we will exceed your end user efficiency requirements, enable your team to successfully take the reigns, and develop a rock solid plan for change management and ongoing support.

Make centralized data and process automation the gold standard.

Big Consulting can implement a basic Data Hub, but without the perspective gained from sticking with a client for extended periods of time like a true full-time employee possesses, they neglect to embrace the potential of centralized data management and automation in Anaplan.

Are you maintaining best practices for efficiency and user experience?

Leverage the knowledge of a Master Anaplanner to analyze and craft your model architecture in a way that will increase speed and efficiency for your model administrators and end users.

Design a custom support plan to meet your business needs.

Too often companies are restricted by inflexible support options offered by Big Consulting. I offer a different approach that meets the demands of your business, from a few hours per week to full-time hypercare support.

Want to learn how I can strengthen your Anaplan experience?


Hear what people are saying…

“David worked on my team for just over a year, during which time he built out and automated our operational and corporate budgets within Anaplan. He is very knowledgeable and hard working and applies creative problem solving to overcome what would seem to be impossible obstacles. I feel confident in recommending David’s technical modeling and implementation services.”

Savannah Wheeler – VP of Finance, Treasury & IT | Mission Rock Residential, LLC

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Andrea Gautreau – Financial Systems Manager | Keurig Dr Pepper, Inc