October 24, 2012 marked our third successful arc|planet Korea conference. More than 200 participants gathered in Seoul to glean insight on business intelligence best practices, network with other arcplan users, and see the latest updates to the arcplan 7.5 platform. Our partner Zalesia graciously hosted this event and provided mobile devices that attendees used to explore some of the newest features discussed in the day's presentations.
I previewed the new features and functions of arcplan 7.5 which was released to the general public the following day. Attendees were excited to see improvements to our planning solution (including enhancements to workflow and simulation methods), upgraded charting (including motion charts, which allow users to see changes in data over time), the new KPI designer (which allows users to design their own roll-up measures), and more. I also shared an outlook of the BI industry, covering hot topics such as data analytics, collaborative BI and mobile BI. Our Korean customers are early adopters of new technologies, so this presentation proved to be of particular interest.
But of course, the highlight of any arc|planet event is the presentations by arcplan customers. Attendees learn best from each other and our presenters showed a number of interesting arcplan deployments that others can emulate at their own companies. Doosan Electronics, one of the leading manufacturers of copper clad laminates (circuit board parts), shared best practices for Mobile Executive Information Systems (EIS). Doosan built and launched its own mobile EIS using arcplan technology and quickly reaped benefits including fast implementation, low cost of ownership, and easy access to information. Following the presentation, attendees eagerly tested arcplan Mobile applications on Zalesia's smartphones and tablets.
Another distinguished presenter, Samil PwC, the Korean branch of PricewaterhouseCoopers, shared best practices to optimize information systems. For Samil PwC, it's important for their information system to reflect user requirements and adapt to changing demands quickly and easily. Representatives from the company demonstrated how arcplan's solution is best suited to meet those needs.
Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) presented its Integrated Executive Information System. HMM is a logistics company with the largest transportation fleet in Korea. They use arcplan for their management dashboard, and since it's so easy to use, even casual users take advantage of the arcplan EIS.
Sincere thanks to all our attendees and presenters for contributing to the success of arc|planet Korea. See you next year!
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