New arcplan Partner gnuhat Will Bring Planning and BI to the Cloud

Wayne, PA, USA / Langenfeld, Germany – May 8, 2013 – arcplan is pleased to announce cloud expert gnuhat, Inc. as its newest reseller partner. Headquartered in Lynwood, WA, gnuhat's expertise in reporting and planning – with a focus on cloud delivery and support – will innovate the way arcplan's BI solutions are distributed to customers in the United States and Canada.

gnuhat Inc. helps companies maximize their investment in analytics solutions by employing a private cloud model, which is not only secure, but also eliminates up-front hardware costs, saves money over time, reduces the resources needed to manage hardware and software, and makes scaling easy as data volumes and users bases grow. Backed by a team of top-notch customer service representatives, gnuhat will also offer a Help Desk service to address everyday "how-to" questions and help customers get the most from their software.

Though arcplan's BI solutions have traditionally been hosted on-premise, its extensive global partner network has developed arcplan cloud applications that are in use worldwide. However, gnuhat is the first partner to deliver arcplan Edge, arcplan's budgeting, planning and forecasting solution, in the cloud. Organizations with budget or resource constraints – or those simply looking for a low-barrier entry point to dedicated planning software – will benefit from arcplan and gnuhat's cloud planning solution.

Other exciting opportunities in store for this partnership include:

·      Combining gnuhat's financial subject matter expertise with arcplan software to deliver flexible, out-of-the-box financial reports

·      Cloud delivery of arcplan Enterprise – in addition to arcplan Edge – providing the lowest TCO for customers plus the convenience of gnuhat's off-site management of hardware and software

·      Top-notch Help Desk services provided by the team at gnuhat, through which arcplan customers will have assistance beyond traditional customer service support

"We're excited to take arcplan into the cloud," said Mick Teno, Chief Thinker (and President) of gnuhat. "Our secure and well-supported cloud delivery model will make arcplan's BI and planning solutions even more flexible, scalable, and affordable – and therefore an even easier choice for companies of all sizes."

"Our current and future customers will benefit from the combination of arcplan's BI software and gnuhat's expertise in cloud analytics, finance solutions, and customer support," explained John Kozlowski, Director of North American Alliances at arcplan. "We're looking forward to offering companies cutting-edge solutions that deliver real business value while ensuring the best use of their resources."

To learn more about how to become an arcplan partner, visit us online or e-mail partnerUS@arcplan.com.


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 gnuhat
gnuhat is a company that is all about innovation – a "gnu" way of doing business. The software products and Cloud services provided by gnuhat are changing the way business decisions are made by providing fast and accurate data at your fingertips.  

gnuhat is the only arcplan partner with a Cloud solution that is engineered specifically for Enterprise Performance Management/BI software. gnuhat Cloud is a completely private hosting solution with dual redundancy and offsite backup storage. The Cloud environment resides in a state-of-the-art, green facility. Built in 2006 to showcase the newest trends in data center design, the center has the Enterprise Data Center SAS 70 Type II certification and the more rigorous SSAE-16 Type II certification.