arcplan Expands its Global Partner Network

  • Significant growth in Germany, USA, South America and China

Berwyn, PA/ Langenfeld, Germany. November 30, 2009 – arcplan, an independent business intelligence solution provider, has driven strong growth in its global partner network in 2009. The BI specialist established a considerable number of new partners in Spain, the USA, Latin America and China . Today, arcplan has more than 100 partners in its global network. The larger partner base has enabled arcplan to significantly increase the number of customers using its solutions over the last financial year.

New European partners impressed by arcplan’s performance in Microsoft environments
The Spanish arcplan distributor 9tres has expanded its own network and added four new partners to its arcplan business: CGI Information Systems, Hitachi Consulting Spain, Atos Origin and Daemon Quest. Foxmar, a new partner in the Netherlands, is expanding its consulting offering in the SAP environment with arcplan. Two partners specializing in cockpit solutions, All Consulting in Switzerland and inovex GmbH in Germany, are now working with arcplan as solution OEM partners. All Consulting provides implementation consultancy for abacus ERP solutions. It has developed a standalone cockpit solution that installs quickly and easily at the customer site and delivers decision support information sourced from various abacus program modules. The German company inovex is a midsized consulting firm focused on BI and custom development based on SQL Server, .NET and Java. Inovex has developed a cockpit solution tailored to the requirements of insolvency administrators by virtue of its structure and the types of information it delivers. Many of these new partners were particularly impressed with arcplan’s performance in Microsoft environments. arcplan is leveraging this capability to recruit further partners with Microsoft-related expertise.

Braincourt expands arcplan partnership with cost-effective interface for SAP BI-IP
In addition, arcplan and its longtime partner Braincourt have expanded the scope of their partnership. As an arcplan SAP BI-IP specialist, Braincourt now has special partner status focused on SAP solutions. Using arcplan Enterprise, the company has developed an innovative concept that extends the SAP BI Integrated Planning (IP) module with a flexible and intuitive user interface. This benefits companies requiring a rapid solution for SAP BI-IP, as its ease of use and the synergies it creates enable customers to advance their planning projects faster and more efficiently. With the Braincourt and arcplan solution, SAP customers have a real alternative to a costly migration to SAP’s own tools.

Further growth in the Americas
arcplan has also been very successful in expanding its partner network on the American continent with the recruitment by US-based firms including US Analytics, Agile Systems, Blasters, Inc. and Innovative Decisions. These partners bring specialized arcplan-based solutions to the market. Innovative Decisions offers a solution for casino operators that enables them to conduct detailed analyses on all key data, including player activity, campaign success levels, space utilization, and operating costs. Agile Systems brings a unique blend of business and technological skills offering arcplan to the pharmaceutical industry.
The expansion is also progressing in the southern part of the continent. The Spanish distributor 9tres is very active in Latin America and has recruited the partner EC Sistemas for Argentina and Mexico. In Chile, Browse Ingenieria de Software S.A. is set to begin providing arcplan solutions to its customers. Browse is also planning to introduce a leasing model for arcplan software that resembles the SaaS concept and is already being used in other South American countries.

More partners in China
In China, the largest Asian market, the arcplan master distributor Shenzhen Pulan Software (arcplan China) has extended its network this year to more than 30 partners. Customers in the region include several large Chinese organizations in the tobacco, energy and public sectors.
“We’re very pleased our solutions are so successful around the world and that we can build on the growth, stability and expertise of our partner network – even in difficult economic conditions,” says Oliver Deistler, Director Channel & Business Development at arcplan. “This growth highlights the demand for easy-to-use BI software that offers fast and flexible implementation. It also demonstrates the high level of arcplan’s commitment to its partner base. We have had a successful financial year and our partners have made a significant contribution to that. Our customers benefit from the combination of their expertise around certain business processes or applications and the arcplan suite of products,” he adds. arcplan will pursue ambitious goals for the further expansion of its partner network in the coming year.

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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