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Web Pivoting / Ad-Hoc Reporting in arcplan Enterprise


Have you heard the term "ad-hoc reporting" or "ad-hoc query" being thrown around at your organization? If you're turning corporate data into useful information for decision-making, ad-hoc reporting is a necessity. "Ad-hoc" is latin for "as the occasion arises," so when you hear ad-hoc reporting, think "on the fly" querying by nontechnical users.

Web Pivoting, simply put, is ad-hoc functionality in a Web broswer. Not only can power users drill into multidimensional data, but regular business users can also find answers to pressing questions in a self-service fashion. arcplan Enterprise users have access to drag-and-drop functionality that lets them build reports, change row and column data, and adjust filters easily.

Check out a brief demonstration of what ad-hoc reporting in a browser looks like:

Have questions or want to know when this will be available in your arcplan Enterprise release? Leave us a comment or send an email to

Michael Dieterle

About Michael Dieterle

I'm the VP of Knowledge Management at arcplan. I've been at the company almost 10 years and though I'm from Germany (where arcplan's headquarters are located), I work out of our Pennsylvania office. You can follow me on Twitter: @arccommunity.
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  1. Nice demo, web pivoting in arcplan is getting finally more and more mature! Is this real wb pivoting feature available in coming 7.0.2 version?

    • Hello S├ębastien,

      Yes, it will be available as First Customer Shipment with the upcoming version. In general, you’d need to contact your account manager but I’ll make sure that you’re one of the first to get it once it’s released! Knowing you are an Essbase guru, please note that the MDX interface is required. Feel free to submit any feedback you have in the arc|community forum.

      Bonne chance, Michael

      • Michael, is this demo available with 7.0.2? Is the web pivoting or drag n’ drop feature displayed in the demo native..? as I couldn’t find anything related in the readme/doc.

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