arcplan Enhances its Business Intelligence Solution with the Release of arcplan Enterprise 6.5 and arcplan Excel Analytics 2.6.5

  • Improved usability and visualization through advanced charting
  • Engaging the business user with additional Excel Analytics functionality.

Langenfeld, Germany. September 16, 2009 – arcplan, an established independent business intelligence solution provider, today announced the general availability of arcplan Enterprise Version 6.5, arcplan’s flagship BI solution. Key highlights of the new release include new advanced charting functionality that delivers significant enhancements to the solution’s visual display capabilities. arcplan Enterprise 6.5 provides preconfigured chart formats which save both time and money during implementation and offer the end-user an intriguing and visually compelling experience.

In conjunction with the release of the latest version of its flagship product arcplan Enterprise, arcplan also launched the next release of arcplan Excel Analytics, which extends analysis and reporting capabilities into Excel and now includes integrated support of Excel Pivot Table Services.

New graphical and visualization functions in arcplan Enterprise 6.5

The new features in arcplan Enterprise 6.5 focus on extending the charting capabilities and graphic design of the default chart objects to simplify the deployment of high-quality arcplan applications. The new release introduces visualization enhancements allowing users to include graphics in their reports and presentations that are visually appealing and highly professional. arcplan Enterprise now features anti-aliasing for charts and charting objects to smoothen jagged edges on charts or lines at any zoom level of a graphic. Default graphics now include redesigned charting objects with various pre-configured templates offering multiple “out of the box” options for deploying visually engaging charts. With the new options even new graphic types can be implemented with a few mouse clicks, including waterfall charts, histograms, candle stick diagrams, pareto and gantt charts as well as innovative and highly condensed presentation in a bullet graph - inspired by Stephen Few.

Increased usability and time savings

With arcplan Enterprise 6.5, users can now copy and paste any combination of arcplan objects into multiple different types of documents or applications at once. In today’s competitive market, organizations need to make decisions in a timely manner. Relying on reports and dashboards is an integral part of the process and arcplan Enterprise 6.5 now enables for additional flexibility and ease during the information gathering process, saving companies time and money when creating new applications.

Enhanced analysis capabilities in arcplan Excel Analytics

arcplan Excel Analytics extends arcplan Enterprise deployments by providing Ad-hoc analysis capabilities across multiple data sources in a familiar Microsoft Office environment. The new version of the popular add-in, version 2.6.5, is being launched concurrently with arcplan Enterprise 6.5. The latest version introduces a new function allowing users to export arcplan content and metadata to easily populate pivot table services within an arcplan Excel Analytics spreadsheet. As a result, true ad-hoc capabilities are now directly accessible within published arcplan applications. The new function delivers added convenience for users as it launches an Excel session that connects locally from the user’s computer to the data source and creates an ad-hoc environment for the user to conduct further analysis on any given data.

Webinar available to present new features

arcplan is holding a webinar reviewing the enhanced functionality of arcplan Enterprise 6.5 on Tuesday, September 22, at 2:00pm EDT for North America and again on Friday September 25, at 11:00am CET for European audiences. arcplan customers and partners will be able to view a demonstration of the graphical enhancements and other features in the new release. Technical specialists from arcplan will be on hand to answer any questions at the end of the presentation. Interested parties can register for the webinar at

Aligning new developments with customer feedback

“With arcplan Enterprise 6.5, we’re providing concrete proof of our ongoing commitment to customer priorities and market trends,” said Roland Hoelscher, CTO at arcplan. “The introduction of visually intriguing charting options, and of the enhanced Ad-hoc analysis capabilities in arcplan Excel Analytics 2.6.5, was based primarily on customer feedback. It’s another illustration of why independent studies rank arcplan Enterprise as the leading front end to the software industry’s top IT back-end environments.”

About arcplan

arcplan is an established independent business intelligence solution provider delivering timely, contextual and actionable information that empowers businesses to improve business perfor-mance while leveraging existing infrastructure. Since 1993, arcplan has enabled more than 2,500 customers worldwide to achieve organizational efficiency through the powerful combina-tion of information and analysis proving beneficial to the bottom line. Get more information at

arcplan’s flagship product arcplan Enterprise® was rated the #1 3rd party tool for SAP BW, Ess-base, and TM1 in The BI Survey 8 (2009).

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