arcplan Announces New Connector

arcplan Connector Complements IP Capabilities of SAP NetWeaver BW, Providing Access to Planning Cubes, Increasing Operative Planning Efficiencies

Berwyn, PA, July 22, 2010 – arcplan, an independent business intelligence (BI) solution provider, today announced it has incorporated into its arcplan Enterprise solution a newly developed Connector for use with the integrated planning (IP) functionality of the SAP NetWeaver® Business Warehouse (SAP NetWeaver BW) component (generally known as BW-IP or BI-IP from SAP AG).

The Connector from arcplan complements, extends and provides new business intelligence functionality for companies using the IP capabilities of SAP NetWeaver BW. The arcplan Connector leverages and extends the IP functionality of SAP NetWeaver BW with flexible presentation options in arcplan Enterprise Designer. This includes "what-if" scenarios, simulations and forecasts, customized process modeling and – in addition to delivering functionality provided by SAP® Business Explorer (SAP BEx) tools – flexible integration of data from various other sources into one report.

The arcplan Connector has been developed with a complete understanding of how the SAP NetWeaver technology platform uses SAP NetWeaver BW to store planning data. It uses existing SAP infrastructure (e.g. logics, metadata, access rights, etc) and enables entered planning data to be written directly into the real-time InfoCubes in SAP NetWeaver BW. No additional data layer is required and all information is available in real time in the central data warehouse.

"Many companies have invested in the deployment of SAP NetWeaver BW and the IP capabilities, which plays a vital role in strategic and operative planning on a corporate or departmental level," said Stefan Koch, arcplan director of product management. "We are in the business of helping companies improve business performance. Providing an arcplan frond-end connector in support of SAP NetWeaver BW helps companies leverage the SAP solution to drive performance through improved decision making and further protection of their investments in existing technology."

About arcplan

arcplan is an established independent business intelligence solution provider delivering timely, contextual and actionable information that empowers businesses to improve business performance while leveraging existing infrastructure. Since 1993, arcplan has enabled more than 2,800 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 SAPBW, Essbase, and TM1 in The BI Survey 9 (2010).

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