SOURCE: arcplan



June 10, 2010 10:40 ET

Aspect Consulting and arcplan Form Channel Partnership to Bring BI Solutions to Data Warehousing Challenges

Aspect Client BI Project Came to Halt Using arcplan Competitor: Now Aspect Developers Have BI Front End Solution That Works

BERWYN, PA--(Marketwire - June 10, 2010) - arcplan, an independent business intelligence solution provider, and Aspect Consulting, Inc. provider of data warehousing and data management consulting services, have announced their channel partnership.

Aspect specializes in customized application development for clients across multiple industries including pharmaceutical, life sciences, construction, manufacturing, direct marketing, healthcare, retail and financial services. The partnership gives Aspect a development tool for BI-based, full blown applications that solve tough ERP challenges.

"We were stuck in the mud on one implementation using an arcplan competitor, so I was looking for a solution. I found it with arcplan," said John Abrams, President and founder of Aspect Consulting, referring to a pharmaceutical industry client. "We'll be using arcplan Enterprise in future installations. Less expensive and faster, arcplan is now part of my toolkit for clients that need another option."

What makes arcplan's Enterprise different than ERP front ends from companies such as Cognos and Business Objects is that Enterprise is more of a development tool, according to Abrams. "In general, it's much easier to implement. It's got so much flexibility. It's thin and light," he said.

Abrams explained that with arcplan Enterprise, developers have a screen that is more like an application, with design implementation and technical features. His developers are now fully trained on arcplan Enterprise in just weeks.

For its Enterprise product, arcplan was rated among the top three BI tools in terms of platform integration by Gartner, Inc. in a December, 2009 analysis report. Continuing that commitment to low TCO and ease of use, arcplan's own development path is in fact to merge its three products into a single development platform within a year.

"In order to be effective and help companies improve performance, any BI solution needs to be a flexible development tool," said Detlef Kamps, CEO of arcplan. "That mission has driven our approach to development, and we are excited to be working with Aspect."

arcplan's three products are arcplan Enterprise, arcplan Edge, a budgeting, planning, and forecasting tool, and arcplan Excel Analytics.

About Aspect
Founded in 1994, Aspect Consulting, Inc. has been providing Data Warehousing and Data Management consulting services along with customized Application Development for clients across multiple industries including pharmaceutical, life sciences, construction, manufacturing, direct marketing, healthcare, retail and financial services. Please visit

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. Please visit

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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