Along with our partner Limpida, we recently held the first event dedicated to arcplan users in France. arc|forum took place on March 21st in Paris at La Cantine, the city's first collaborative workspace ("co-working space") – a unique location for this one-of-a-kind event.
The event brought arcplan users together with technical and functional experts. Among the 40 participants were management and directors from Veolia Water, Siemens, Natixis, Diana Food, and Bank BNP Paribas, to name a few.
arc|forum's agenda balanced customer presentations with knowledge exchange and workshops. It kicked off with a presentation from myself – I'm arcplan's Director of Strategic Alliances, and I spoke about arcplan's goals and objectives for the French market.
Next, our CEO Roland Hölscher (pictured right) gave insight into our next platform release, slated for September. He revealed that it will be centered on the concept of DORA: Develop Once, Run Anywhere – arcplan's approach to business intelligence for all devices and form factors. It makes responsive design simple and easy, and allows our unified platform for reporting, dashboards, and self-service BI to be even more flexible and dynamic.
The team at Limpida, represented by its founders Renaud Barthez, Olivier Repessé and Christophe Millot, introduced arcplan-powered applications in use by French companies. Clients such as the Diana Food took the opportunity to show how they use arcplan to manage their organization's performance. The company's project manager wowed attendees with Diana's arcplan solution for reporting and dashboards, and its ability to enter data and commentary and churn out budgets and rolling forecasts for its many business divisions. The audience was able to see how arcplan truly does meet all of a company's BI and analysis needs.
Achim Röhe, our VP Professional Services, followed up with a presentation on best practices in reporting and dashboards.
Attendees then broke off into groups for workshops on how to aggregate data from multiple sources in Excel with the help of arcplan, how to gain a competitive advantage by using arcplan Edge for budgeting and planning, and why arcplan and SAP are a winning combination.
Thanks to everyone who attended – hope to see you at arc|forum 2014!
Limpida is a performance management consulting and solutions development firm and arcplan's distributor in France. Learn more about them >>