arcplan Enterprise 6 Achieves SAP NetWeaver Certification

  • Interface to SAP BW for the latest release of arcplan's innovative BI platform tested and verified
  • BI Survey again ranks arcplan as top BI front end for SAP environments

Langenfeld, Germany. April 29, 2009 – arcplan, an international provider of Enterprise Performance Management solutions, today announced that the integration of its SAP BW BAPI interface with SAP NetWeaver has been officially tested and certified by SAP for the most recently launched new arcplan Enterprise 6. In parallel, the recently-published “BI Survey 8”, the most comprehensive study of the BI market, has confirmed arcplan’s position as the leading third-party front-end for SAP for the fifth year running.

Flexible and proven interface to SAP BW
Prior to earning SAP certification, SAP personnel tested arcplan’s BAPI interface of arcplan Enterprise 6 to the SAP Business Information Warehouse (BW), using data queries with and without filters. arcplan clients report that arcplan Enterprise delivers superior management dashboards and simplifies complex calculations in SAP environments without adding overhead to the process. In fact, when compared to the speed of SAP Business Explorer (BEX), the reporting and analysis tool used with SAP BW databases, the arcplan interface delivered identical query performance. This combination of speed, flexibility and seamless integration is one of the reasons why many SAP customers, including Bayer, Daimler, EnBW and OMV, use arcplan Enterprise as their preferred BI interface to corporate information.

BI Survey 8: arcplan remains unchallenged as leading BI front end for SAP customers
Along with the “SAP Certified – Integration with SAP NetWeaver” certification, arcplan has been confirmed as the top third-party BI front end in SAP environments. The eighth edition of the independent BI Survey, authored by Nigel Pendse and published in March 2009, ranks arcplan as the preferred front end for the fifth year running. Similarly, arcplan also leads in Applix TM1 (today at IBM) and Essbase (today at Oracle) environments. The study’s author underlines that arcplan Enterprise empowers user access to a wide range of data sources, including SAP and non-SAP databases as well as web services utilizing a simple drag and drop interface. As a result, companies avoid costly and time-consuming extract, transform and load (ETL) processes.

Delivering more value to customers

“Certification of our new arcplan Enterprise 6 with SAP NetWeaver and SAP BW strengthens our long-standing partnership with SAP. We continue to innovate our BI solutions for SAP clients, helping them leverage even more value from their SAP investments. The now-certified BAPI interface reinforces our long-term technology commitment for the multiple implementations at large companies and public organizations,” said Detlef Kamps, CEO of arcplan.

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 www.arcplan.com.

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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