Outstanding performance: BARC lists arcplan Edge as top planning tool

Study underlines arcplan's leading position in the corporate performance management market.

Testers convinced of arcplan Edge’s enormous flexibility and wide range of functions.

Langenfeld, Germany/Berwyn, PA - April 27, 2011 - The renowned Business Application Research Center (BARC) has added arcplan’s budgeting and planning solution, arcplan Edge, to its planning tool software evaluation. In its latest product study, "Software Tools for Planning," the research and consulting house analyzed leading planning solutions for use in SMEs and large enterprises. arcplan Edge is a clear winner thanks to its extraordinary flexibility, which makes it easy to develop individual, customized planning applications that shorten budgeting cycles.

arcplan Edge is designed for companies that want to optimize their often extensive, cumbersome budgeting, planning, and forecasting process. The solution offers intuitive Web and Excel interfaces and automates time- and labor-intensive consolidation processes via Web-based reports and dynamic scorecards. The BARC study highlights the versatile development environment "that empowers organizations to build individual, customized planning applications on a variety of databases, applications, and systems" as well as the "flexibility for mapping individual requirements". Another bonus point is awarded for the "astounding number of connectors" to various database systems. Combined with the broad range of functions offered by arcplan’s popular business intelligence platform arcplan Enterprise, arcplan Edge helps companies implement preconfigured, fully adaptable and comprehensive solutions – from budgeting and planning to analysis and reporting.

"We were extremely pleased to hear that an independent institute has rated our solution, arcplan Edge, as one of the leading planning solutions, and that it passed all tests with flying colors," said Roland Hölscher, arcplan CEO. "This positioning proves once again that our product strategy is the right one for the market. We’ve designed a product that reduces the time and manual work involved in the planning process and we’re being recognized for that not only by research centers like BARC, but also by our clients who are continually finding success with arcplan Edge.”

BARC's nonpartisan product studies cover tests and comparisons of software solutions relating to various areas of corporate IT. They provide an objective overview of individual product performance and are designed to support companies in choosing suitable solutions. To view the complete study or obtain further information, visit www.barc.de/en.

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 www.arcplan.com.

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).

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