Data Mining with Social Media - Cooperation of leading providers arcplan and infospeed™

Langenfeld/Cologne, June 22, 2010 - arcplan, an independent Business Intelligence solution provider, and infospeed, a leading provider of Social Media Monitoring, have established an alliance that allows organizations to analyze and report on data derived from social media sources.

The combination of the two companies’ offerings enables social media data to be easily and rapidly aggregated and displayed in a BI solution for the first time. The infospeed-developed social media search technology w2m™ collects all the data derived from social media sources such as internet panels or blogs. arcplan Enterprise is a robust BI frontend for developing top class dashboards allowing for the optimum depiction of social media data that can be combined with other company business data. This allows an organization's management to see the relevance of Web 2.0 content in the context of other enterprise projects and objectives.

“96% of all purchase decisions are made with the help of the Internet,” says Prof. Matthias Fank, co-founder of infospeed. “It is of vital interest for organizations to know how customers perceive their products.”

“For the first time, the specific combination of social media Web monitoring and Business Intelligence enables companies to combine, structure and analyze information from social Web networks and companies' business data,” adds Roland Hoelscher, CTO of arcplan. The results enable management to deduce strategies to optimize company success.

About infospeed

infospeed™ GmbH identifies, indexes and analyzes input and opinions in the social Web. Based on the analysis´ findings infospeed derives activities and recommendations for organi-zations. infospeed is among the first companies executing professional Web monitoring projects in Germany.

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 combination 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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