Med-IQ Selects arcplan as a BI Reporting & Dashboards Solution

Wayne, PA, USA / Langenfeld, Germany – March 20, 2013  arcplan, the leading provider of innovative business intelligence (BI) solutions, today announced that another SMB has chosen its platform, proving that its ease of use and affordability make it a viable tool for small and large user bases alike. Med-IQ, a leading continuing medical education (CME) provider, has selected arcplan for its BI reporting and dashboard needs. 

arcplan is often used as a BI frontend to various data sources. Med-IQ chose arcplan for its ability to seamlessly connect to SQL Server, which houses data from the company's own learning management system. Healthcare professionals can register for Med-IQ's online CME/CE courses, and their grades, certificates, credits earned, and user feedback are tracked for reporting purposes. Previously a burden to IT, reports for various departments will soon be automated, saving time and effort formerly spent on piecing together data in Excel and PowerPoint. Departments from Educational Outcomes to Audience Generation will have access to user-friendly, at-a-glance dashboards with advanced visualizations that the company can easily design and manage on its own.

Med-IQ was looking for a dashboard solution that is easy to learn and would enable them to be self-sufficient. Steve Koster, the company's Director of Technology, remarked, "arcplan's ease of development really appealed to us. We immediately recognized that the solution could be managed in-house with minimal training."

arcplan reports and dashboards will help Med-IQ gain insight into the data gathered from their many educational activities, enabling them to better cater to the healthcare professionals they serve. Additionally, arcplan can grow with the company as its needs change and expand. In the future, Med-IQ plans to go beyond static reporting and will roll out ad-hoc reporting so users can slice-and-dice data on the fly, bookmark those reports and share them with colleagues.

"arcplan isn’t just an enterprise BI platform," explained Pete Flagella, arcplan's Director of Sales, North America. "Because it scales so well, it's as suitable for departmental deployments as it is for enterprise-wide usage. I look forward to seeing how Med-IQ makes use of arcplan as the company grows."

About arcplan
arcplan is a leader in innovative Business Intelligence, Dashboard, Corporate Performance and Planning software solutions for desktop and mobile use.  Since 1993, arcplan has enabled more than 3,200 customers worldwide to leverage their existing infrastructure for better decision making. Empowering all users to connect and collaborate with relevant information is crucial for improving business performance. With arcplan – it simply works.

arcplan's flagship product arcplan Enterprise® was rated the #1 3rd party tool for SAP BW, Oracle Essbase, and IBM Cognos TM1 in The BI Survey 12 (2012).

About Med-IQ
Med-IQ, America's most respected provider of continuing medical education (CME), inspires healthcare professionals through award-winning activities that deliver sophisticated outcomes-based educational designs with measurable results in professional competence and performance. Med-IQ is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the California Board of Registered Nursing (CBRN), and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing medical education to physicians, nurses, and pharmacists, respectively. 

Med-IQ, a leader in the development of performance improvement (PI) and quality improvement (QI) CME initiatives, has been recognized by the Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions for their excellence in CE research (William Campbell Felch Award 2013, 2011), educational collaborations (2013), outstanding CME outcomes assessment (2012), and exceptional leadership (Leadership Award 2013, President’s Award 2012). To learn more about Med-IQ, visit