Business Intelligence Blog from arcplan

2nd Annual arc|ademy BI Challenge – Submit Your Application, Students!


It’s that time of year again – when we invite students in the DACH region (Germany, Austria, and Switzerland) to create innovative BI applications for a chance at our 15,000€ prize fund! We’re looking for university-level computing and economics students to create outstanding analytics and planning solutions on the arcplan 7 platform that solve real business pains. Students can apply individually or in groups in three categories:

  1. Innovation: applications that are novel in their visualization, methodology, or technical approach
  2. Fast Mover: solutions that have been developed in a short time span or can be deployed quickly
  3. Business Excellence: applications that aim to improve the quality of business decisions

Each winner, selected by a jury of industry and media experts, will receive 5,000€. Last year’s winners will be presenting their solutions at our arc|planet user conference in October. Winners of the 2013 competition will also get this invaluable exposure to DACH companies at next year’s arc|planet.

Entrants should be as creative as possible, developing solutions such as management cockpits, web-based analysis and reporting applications, balanced scorecards, or anything in between. There’s just one condition: projects must be developed during the period from September 1, 2012 to February 28, 2013 as part of an ongoing study program or college-related internship.

Learn more about the competition >>


arc|planet Virtual Conference is Tomorrow!


You may have checked out our last post, which was a recap of arc|planet Germany, and wished you’d been able to attend. Well…I’m hoping that’s the case. You’re in luck because we’re bringing arc|planet to you tomorrow at noon Eastern. We’re holding our English-language arc|planet as a virtual conference for arcplan users, partners, and new friends and you can register here:

You’ll see an in-depth review of our product line and a first look at arcplan 7, our latest group of software releases. Experience arcplan Mobile and arcplan Engage, our next-generation BI search and collaboration tool. It’s unlike anything you’ve seen in the business intelligence space before and we’re excited to show it off!

Throughout the event, we’ll we’ll be sharing customer stories and ideas you can use to improve reporting, reduce planning cycles, and increase your BI ROI.

Registration for this one-of-a-kind event is free, but you must reserve your spot!