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Meet arcplan at the Teradata PARTNERS User Group Conference


If you’re planning to attend the Teradata PARTNERS User Group Conference in Washington D.C. next week, we invite you to stop by booth #309 to meet a few members of the arcplan team – our CEO Roland Hӧlscher, our Director of Strategic Alliances Jan Panthel, our Director of Sales Pete Flagella, and our Senior Pre-Sales Engineer Wayne Chambliss.

It’s our second appearance at the conference, where we’re Silver Sponsors. We’ll also be highlighting our Teradata OLAP connectivity at a reception on Tuesday, October 23rd (registration ends TODAY, so sign up now!). This event is hosted by our partner Simba Technologies. Stop by for to see how arcplan uses the OLAP Connector and enjoy appetizers, refreshments, networking with Teradata subject matter experts, and the chance to win great prizes (like an iPad and a Samsung Galaxy Tab).

arcplan is one of the few partners in the Teradata partner ecosystem to leverage the Teradata OLAP connector, which, along with arcplan’s data input and write-back capabilities, allows us to enable CPM solutions on top of Teradata. This ability was featured in this month’s issue of Teradata Magazine.

The Teradata PARTNERS User Group Conference gathers executives, business analysts, data scientists and technologists to showcase innovative and world-class methodologies for data integration, big data analytics, operations, integrated marketing management, and more.

Hope to see you there!


Teradata PARTNERS User Group Conference 2011 Recap


If you follow arcplan news, you’ve probably heard about our new partnership with Teradata. We just got back from exhibiting at the Teradata PARTNERS User Group Conference (TDPUG) in San Diego late last week and we’re blown away by how well we were received at the show.

Overall, the show was positive and encouraging, with Teradata’s customers really looking to partners for ways to extend the reach of their existing infrastructure and drive utilization and data storage within Teradata.

We met with so many data architects, DBAs, BI managers, and analysts who were excited over arcplan’s status as the only partner to support Teradata’s new OLAP connector without the need for a semantic layer. We talked to many Teradata customers who have already installed (or are in the final stages of installing) the OLAP connector in order to directly integrate a BI solution into their Teradata Warehouse. That’s what arcplan does, and it saves developers time – time to value, time to build reports, dashboards, and other analytic applications…and it also saves money since it requires less resources and less infrastructure.

We demo’d arcplan’s support for the Teradata OLAP connector and heard a lot of interest in the fact that arcplan takes the power of Excel (the only other way to access the OLAP interface directly) and broadens it to the casual business user of BI – those who need intuitive access to their reports and dashboards either on their desktop browser or on any mobile device. In fact, I spent most of the show walking around with my iPad out, showing arcplan + Teradata everywhere I went (as you can see in the picture).

We also spoke with attendees in the finance function, or IT managers responsible for budgeting and planning support, whose interest was piqued by our integrated platform, which combines reporting with budgeting and planning capabilities (allowing Teradata customers to leverage their existing infrastructure and expertise to address this additional organizational need!).

We’ll definitely be back next year. In the meantime, if you have questions about how arcplan works with Teradata, or if you’re a Teradata customer who is exploring the OLAP connector, email us or leave us a comment!