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10Oct/131

arc|twenty Recap: Our 20th Anniversary User & Partner Conference

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20 cakeThings are starting to get back to normal after last week’s landmark arc|twenty conference in Düsseldorf, Germany. I can finally catch my breath and think back on the awesome event we just held and all the customers and partners we learned from.

We normally call our annual conference arc|planet, but with it being arcplan’s 20th anniversary we decided to mix it up a bit and call it arc|twenty. On October 1st and 2nd, we hosted 250 international participants at the Hyatt Regency Düsseldorf, where everyone gathered for “Information & Celebration” – an apt theme this year as we soaked up information from BI industry experts as much as we celebrated our birthday and the launch of our newest platform release, arcplan 8.

Keynotes and Customer Presentations

Paul Warren from Mars kicked things off on Day 1. He covered the challenges Mars faced when trying to provide centralized, flexible reporting on their complex infrastructure, and how arcplan helped solve the problem.

Hoelscher_Keynote_smOur CEO Roland Hölscher then gave a keynote called “Driving Business Analytics – Past, Present, Future,” a look back at BI 20 years ago when arcplan was founded as a bridge between IT and business leaders. From my perspective, seeing arcplan’s original product “inSight” on a floppy disk was pretty mind-blowing. He covered our history of innovation and really surprised some of the attendees who didn’t know that way back in 1994, arcplan was the first vendor to offer real-time access to many data sources and the first vendor with a visual designer for creating reports and other BI content.

Our CTO Hans Peter Wolff gave everyone an exclusive look at the new features of arcplan 8, particularly Responsive Design with HTML5, or what we call DORA (Design Once, Run Anywhere). He was followed over the next 2 days by more than 30 top-notch presentations by business intelligence experts, arcplan customers and partners, and the arcplan development team. A few highlights included…

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5Apr/110

Event Recap: arc|planet & arc|platform 2011

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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.

      


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