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5Feb/140

3rd Annual arc|ademy Student BI Challenge Goes Global

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bi-challenge-2014The arc|ademy BI Challenge will be held for the third time in 2014, but this is the first time the contest is open to university students around the world!

We invite college-level computer sciences and economics students to submit innovative business intelligence, analytics and planning applications that solve real business problems for a chance at our $20,000 (15.000€) prize fund! Building prototypes with arcplan 8, students can apply individually or in groups to come out on top in one of our 3 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 renowned market analysts, media representatives and BI experts, will receive $6,600 (5.000€). Previous years’ winners have presented their solutions at arcplan’s arc|planet user conferences and have gotten invaluable exposure…

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19Sep/120

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

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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.

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19Jun/120

BI Challenge 2012 Winners: arcplan Awards Students 5000 Euros Each

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Back in September, we announced our BI Challenge 2012, a competition for students in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland to create innovative BI apps for a chance to win 5000 Euros. Last week, we held the awards ceremony in Düsseldorf and honored the 3 winners. They’ll present their apps to the larger public at our arc|planet user conference on October 30-31.

Three computing and economics students took home top prizes for applications they designed in the Innovation, Fast Mover and Business Excellence categories. From the many entries, the winners were selected by a professional jury of experts including Dr. Wolfgang Martin, one Europe’s leading analysts, Wolf Müller Scholz, publisher of Business Intelligence magazine, Hans Peter Wolff, CTO at arcplan, and representatives of Daimler AG and Wacker Chemie AG.

In the Innovation category, John Winkelmeyer from the Cologne University of Applied Sciences took 1st place with his application “Intranet Analysis Model – investigation into usage information for an intranet.” In the Fast Mover category, the winner was Iman Sheikholmolouki from the University of Technology in Munich with a mobile management information system for iPad that analyzes company data. It’s being used by arcplan’s customer Scout 24, one of the leading European groups of companies in the online marketplace. Daniel Horlbeck from the University of Applied Sciences, Berlin won the Business Excellence category. He developed an arcplan Enterprise 7 dashboard that supports the partner managers of Digital Wallet, a virtual organization that enables electronic financial transactions.

The BI Challenge’s goal is to allow tomorrow’s professionals and managers hands-on experience with arcplan’s flexible and innovative BI platform, arcplan Enterprise, during their studies. Examples of solutions that were submitted this year include management cockpits, web-based analysis and reporting applications, and Balanced Scorecards.

Congratulations to the winners! Interested in entering the competition? Details about next year’s BI Challenge 2013 will be released shortly at www.arcplan.com/de.

19Sep/110

Hey Students! Ready for the BI Challenge 2012?

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Update June 2012: Learn more about the students who won our competition >>

Attention students in Germany, Austria & Switzerland! arcplan’s student relations arm, arc|ademy, is holding its first annual BI Challenge! A total of 15,000 euros in prize money awaits the winners.

Challenge Categories
We’re inviting students who are using the BI platform arcplan Enterprise 7 as part of their studies to create an arcplan application and enter it into one of three categories: “Innovation,” “Fast Movers,” and “Business Excellence.” In the first category, the winning application will be particularly innovative in its visualization, methodology, or technical approach. Fast Movers are applications that have been deployed in an extraordinarily short span of time or can be deployed particularly quickly. Finally, the Business Excellence category is for applications that aim to improve the quality of business decisions. Each winner will receive 5,000 euros.

Submission Details
Students wishing to apply (as individuals or as teams of up to six people) for the arc|ademy BI Challenge 2012 can submit their applications as presentations – in PowerPoint or PDF format (in German) – or as arcplan documents together with the databases. These documents should not contain any confidential information and the overall size of the application should not exceed 10Mb. When submitting only a presentation, temporary access to a live test system should be provided.

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