arcplan's BI Challenge Rewards College Students for Innovative Business Intelligence Projects

BI software provider arcplan is holding a global competition to find innovative analysis and planning solutions created with arcplan Enterprise 8

Wayne, PA, USA / Langenfeld, Germany – February 5, 2014 – The 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. College-level computer sciences and economics students can participate in arcplan's competition between March 1 and October 31, 2014. Students are invited to address real business problems with an application built on the BI platform arcplan 8. Applications can include innovative management cockpits, web-based and mobile analyses and reports, balanced scorecards or other kinds of analysis and planning solutions.

The creativity of the participants is not subject to any limits. There is only one condition: the projects must be completed within the scope of university work or practical activities that accompany the course of study (internships, etc.). A jury of renowned market analysts, media representatives and BI experts will award prizes in three categories: Innovation, Fast Mover and Business Excellence, and the winners can look forward to sharing a total prize fund of 15,000 euros ($20,000 USD).

Students interested in participating can register online on arcplan's website. Participants should download the 30-day arcplan Free Trial to get started, then request an extended license key. arcplan will support participating students with webinars and Q&A sessions related to the competition.

Further information about the arc|ademy BI Challenge, prize categories and conditions of participation can be found here.

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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 third party tool for the SAP NetWeaver® Business Warehouse application, Oracle Essbase, and IBM Cognos TM1 in The BI Survey 13 (2013)