arcplan Selected by Japs-Olson for BI Analysis and Reporting

Berwyn, March 23, 2011 - arcplan, the leading provider of innovative business intelligence (BI) solutions, today announced that Japs-Olson, a national commercial printing company, has selected arcplan Enterprise® for its BI needs.

Japs-Olson sought a BI solution to further the management team's ability to analyze and report on the company's end-to-end printing and mailing services operation. The new system will automate reporting in a new management dashboard, thus eliminating the need to manually compile data in order to populate routinely required reports. At the same time, the management team will get a powerful way to generate custom, specific reports, which otherwise might require as much as a week to complete. The arcplan Enterprise solution will allow Japs-Olson to systematically access, collect, aggregate, analyze and interact with meaningful information across the entirety of its operation.

"We wanted arcplan because we needed to move away from simple reporting ­­– we needed a tool for analysis," said Gary Petrangelo, Chief Financial Officer for Japs-Olson. "With arcplan Enterprise, we'll be able to spend our time on more valuable analyses rather than data gathering. This will allow us to be more proactive in our decision-making. We'll be able to quickly generate more sophisticated reports and focus on better identifying and taking advantage of opportunities."

Japs-Olson will leverage arcplan Enterprise to perform analyses such as profitability drivers, sales activity analysis, machine and platform utilization and trends, and costing analysis. As a result, the company will be better positioned to take advantage of sales trends and efficiency opportunities as they arise. These data will also be presented within an arcplan-powered visual dashboard that the finance team and other executives can use for custom analysis.

"We are pleased to be selected and are very much looking forward to helping Japs-Olson maximize the benefits it can achieve from arcplan Enterprise," said Jerry Varnum, Vice President of Sales for arcplan in North America. "We believe arcplan Enterprise can help Japs-Olson improve everything from budgeting and forecasting to operational efficiency to cash flow – all leading to greater profit."

About arcplan
arcplan is a leader in innovative Business Intelligence, Dashboard, Corporate Performance and Planning software solutions for desktop and mobile use.  Since 1993, arcplan has enabled more than 3,000 customers worldwide to leverage their existing infrastructure and achieve organizational efficiency through the powerful combination of analysis, insight and collaboration.  Simply put: We make organizations perform better.  Get more information at

arcplan's flagship product arcplan Enterprise® was rated the #1 3rd party tool for SAP BW, Oracle Essbase, and IBM Cognos TM1 in The BI Survey 9 (2010).

About Japs-Olson Company
Japs-Olson Company, founded in 1907, has been at the forefront of the commercial printing and direct mail production industry for over 100 years. Based in Minneapolis, it is one of the 10 largest commercial printing and direct mail production firms in the country thanks to its highly skilled work force and ongoing investment in equipment and technology. Japs-Olson is a charter member of the PIM Great Printer Environmental Initiative, holds the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Certification and has achieved the SAS 70 Type II Certification.

For more information, visit Japs-Olson's website at or call 800-548-2897.

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