arcplan's 2nd Annual arc|ademy BI Challenge For Students Now Underway

Business intelligence experts arcplan are looking for the most creative and innovative analytics and planning projects built on arcplan Enterprise 7 

Langenfeld, Germany – September 6, 2012 – Following the success of its first competition in 2012, arcplan's arc|ademy Business Intelligence (BI) Challenge has returned for 2013. Open to university-level computing and economics students in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, the BI Challenge searches for outstanding analytics and planning solutions that solve pain points in businesses and are built with the arcplan Enterprise 7 platform. 

Individual students and teams should be as creative as possible, developing solutions such as management cockpits, web-based analysis and reporting applications, balanced scorecards, or anything in between. There’s just one condition: projects must be developed during the period from September 1, 2012 to February 28, 2013 as part of an ongoing study program or college-related internship.  

A jury of professional, science, and media experts will award prizes in three categories: Innovation (applications that are novel in their visualization, methodology, or technical approach), Fast Mover (solutions that have been developed in a short time span or can be deployed quickly), and Business Excellence (applications that aim to improve the quality of business decisions). The winners can look forward to sharing in a massive total prize fund of 15,000 euros. 

Last year's three arc|ademy BI Challenge 2012 winners will present their solutions to a wider audience for the first time at the upcoming arcplan user conference arc|planet, which takes place on October 30 and 31 in Düsseldorf/Kaarst. These students managed to persuade the jury with their innovative applications for intranet analysis, mobile management information systems, and dashboard optimization.

Terms and conditions as well as additional information about the arc|ademy BI Challenge are available at [German language only]

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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 10 (2011).

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