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Event Recap: arc|planet & arc|platform 2011


We just wrapped up our annual partner conference, arc|platform, and our annual user conference, arc|planet, which both took place in Dusseldorf, Germany last week. More than 300 arcplan aficionados from around the world came together for these events, making them the largest conferences in our company's history! Click here to see pictures from the events.

Customers, partners, analysts, and industry experts gathered with the arcplan team to get insight into our vision, strategy and products. We demo'd our latest innovations, including arcplan Mobile and arcplan Engage, our next-generation BI search and collaboration tool. We thought this blog would be the place to thank all of our speakers and to share some of what was presented.

A Multitude of Best Practice Presentations Over 3 Days

In more than 25 keynotes, expert sessions, workshops, and best practice presentations, analysts, customer representatives, and arcplan experts showcased how arcplan software has helped create best-of-breed BI solutions.

Among the sessions were Daimler and Merck, which introduced their arcplan-based mobile BI solutions to an excited audience. Our partners Deloitte and Ernst & Young presented best practice customer solutions for real estate management and integrated reporting based on arcplan software. Logistics supplier Hermes provided insight into their daily use of arcplan BI.

This year's keynotes came from Dr. Wolfgang Martin, one of Europe's leading BI analysts, and Prof. Dr. Rolf Hichert from Hichert + Partner.  Dr. Martin referred to trends in performance management and analytics while Dr. Hichert's presentation, "Why Many Managers Can't Understand Their Reports," spoke to the need for management reports to be more clear and informative. A team from our client Bayer presented "Personalized Business Intelligence with arcplan Engage" on Day 1 of arc|planet and showed the audience their arcplan management reports on Day 2. In addition, arcplan partners Kibra, Synaxus and PARIS Technologies introduced their arcplan-based BI solutions.

arc|platform – The Information and Networking Event for arcplan Partners

arcplan partners gathered in Dusseldorf the day before arc|planet. Partners from all over the world used the event for information exchange and networking. One of the event's highlights was the arcplan Partner Awards Ceremony. Partners antares (GER), Deloitte (GER) and ISSP Energy (CIS) were singled out for numerous successful arcplan implementations, the development of an innovative barrier-free reporting solution, and impressive business development activities in their home region, respectively. Read more about the award winners here.

We surveyed our attendees afterwards and we're delighted at comments ranging from "Excellent event" to "Extremely well organized and informative conference!" We're already looking forward to arc|planet 2012. Stay tuned - we'll announce the date soon!

Additional photos from the event are below. View the photo album by clicking here.





Markus Gisske

About Markus Gisske

I'm a Senior Marketing Manager at arcplan. I've been at the company for almost 10 years and work out of the Langenfeld, Germany office.