SOURCE: arcplan, Inc.

arcplan, Inc.

March 09, 2010 10:04 ET

arcplan Global Expansion on the Fast Track With New Partners, Customers in Europe, Sales Hub in Australia

arcplan Partners With Paris Technologies and OLAPLINE, and Appoints Business Development Representative in Asia Pacific Region

LANGENFELD, GERMANY and BERWYN, PA--(Marketwire - March 9, 2010) -  arcplan, an independent Business Intelligence (BI) provider, today announced three moves toward its global expansion. Partnerships with Paris Technologies and Duesseldorf-based consulting firm OLAPLINE are bringing customers in Europe and the U.S., while a new business development representative moves into the Australian market.

The Paris Technologies partnership provides a new data communication interface for directly accessing PowerOLAP data from arcplan, and a bundled solution of arcplan Enterprise® as the front end to PowerOLAP®. PowerOLAP® is a leading multi-dimensional database server.

The communication interface provides arcplan customers and partners a standardized option to expand their business intelligence, analysis, and planning solutions to the PowerOLAP data sources.

"We are pleased to announce our partnership with arcplan," said Duane Presti, CEO of Paris Technologies. "Interfacing with the programs and systems organizations are currently using, the combination of arcplan Enterprise® and the PowerOLAP® engine is powerful, providing real-time answers to your business questions."

This bundled offering provides an in-memory analytic engine for arcplan users. The combined solution will be sold by both arcplan and Paris Technologies through the reseller channel. With a customer deal already in the works, the partnership promises to bring more businesses answers they need.

The new partnership with OLAPLINE marks significant expansion in arcplan's global partnership network. As one of the largest and most experienced TM1 consulting teams in Germany, OLAPLINE delivers IT-oriented controlling services focusing on systems for planning and budgeting, reporting and analysis as well as KPI and simulation. The IBM Cognos TM1 database is an integral part of its consulting projects across industries. OLAPLINE also provides comprehensive experience regarding multiple database systems such as SAP/R3, SAP/BW and Oracle Essbase.

"TM1 stands for business and management model, and arcplan Enterprise® stands for the corresponding BI front ends," said Wolf Schoemann, managing director of OLAPLINE.

"Both technologies represent fast and efficient projects with low total cost through the whole life cycle," Schoemann said. "To us arcplan Enterprise is a top class, object-oriented application kit for BI portals providing a robust native connector to TM1 and many other data sources."

OLAPLINE already has its first customer win for arcplan Enterprise®, Allianz Global Investors. And new partners have already started to bundle their technical and controlling know how and are collaborating on arcplan's planning solution arcplan Edge® on the TM1 database.

arcplan's global expansion continues in the Asia Pacific region with the appointment of Robert Holliday as business development representative for APAC. Holliday joins arcplan after holding executive management positions at Open Text and RedDot, where he introduced its web content management solution to the Asia Pacific region.

With established distributor networks within China and South Korea, arcplan will now focus on the Asia Pacific market. Australia is slated to become a sales hub for the region.

"Australia's strong economy, extensive installations of SAP, IBM, Oracle and Microsoft environments, along with a need for the rapid deployment of business intelligence applications for executive decision making, make Australia a natural choice for expansion," said Detlef Kamps, CEO of arcplan.

Like in Europe, arcplan's goal for Australia is to develop a strong network of partners. "We will then be able to help customers improve their business performance with the rapid deployment of decision making applications," said Holliday.

Implementation and consulting partners with experience in the business intelligence and data mining industries should contact Robert at asiapacific@arcplan.com for a demonstration of the arcplan platform and details on the partner program.

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 2,500 customers worldwide to achieve organizational efficiency through the powerful combination of information and analysis proving beneficial to the bottom line. Get more information at www.arcplan.com.

arcplan's flagship product arcplan Enterprise® was rated the #1 3rd party tool for SAP BW, Essbase, and TM1 in The BI Survey 8 (2009).

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