arcplan Helps Companies Secure their Investment in SAP

  • Close partnership delivers proven, long-term value to SAP customers
  • Minimizes uncertainty relating to SAP’s future BI plans

Langenfeld, Germany. February 16, 2009 – arcplan, an international provider of Enterprise Performance Management solutions, invites SAP clients and partners to a series of webinars later this month to demonstrate why arcplan is the #1 front end for SAP environments. The company is holding the webinars to help relieve SAP customers’ growing concern about the ERP giant’s plans and timeline to integrate BI solutions from Business Objects, which it recently acquired. SAP customers no longer need to postpone plans for BI due to concerns about protecting their SAP investments. arcplan emphasized that it represents a proven and viable alternative for companies that need a better near-term BI solution. arcplan has a 15-year partnership with SAP and its solutions has for many years been the leading third-party BI front-end in SAP environments.

Low risk, high return
arcplan’s flagship product, arcplan Enterprise, has been shown in the respected BARC study, The BI Survey (www.BI-Survey.com), to be the most popular third-party BI front-end tool used in SAP deployments. arcplan Enterprise customers not only protect their SAP investments, but also leverage more value from their other applications. This is because they can easily create interactive dashboards and ad hoc reporting environments that seamlessly integrate SAP and non-SAP databases – including IBM/ Applix, Microsoft and Oracle/Hyperion – with no need for programming. In addition, any web service can be included as a data source. With arcplan, SAP and other users have easy, centralized access to the information they need, regardless of which application it is stored in. They can run a federated query against SAP and non-SAP data sources at the same time, receiving a consolidated result in a single interface with excellent query performance. This ensures that arcplan Enterprise represents a low-risk investment that delivers a high return in the form of powerful BI functionality as well as the protection of existing technology investments.

SAP-related arcplan webinars on 20 and 27 February

arcplan hosts two webinars on the benefits of arcplan Enterprise in an SAP environment to be held on 20 February in English and on 27 February in German. Both webinars run from 11:00 to 12:00 CET (Central European Time). The subjects to be covered include an overview of the important differences between arcplan Enterprise and Business Objects as well as the following arcplan capabilities:

  • NetWeaver Portal integration and SSO
  • Reporting based on SAP NetWeaver BI (SAP BW)
  • Combination of using SAP and Non-SAP data
  • Planning based on SAP BW BPS (write back in real-time cubes)
  • Drilldown reporting with mySAP ERP (SAP R/3)
  • Data extraction via SAP Query in mySAP ERP (SAP R/3)

Those interested in attending can register on arcplan’s site: www.arcplan.com.

The best of both worlds
“arcplan Enterprise delivers significant value in SAP environments by federating multiple data sources and providing exceptional BI performance. We would encourage those concerned about the uncertainty and complexity surrounding the integration of Business Objects to attend one of our webinars and see for themselves how easy it is to improve your BI applications while leveraging your existing SAP infrastructure,” commented 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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