arcplan, Inc., a business intelligence (BI) software provider, introduced the arcplan Implementation Methodology (AIM), a strengthened implementation and optimization program to ensure each arcplan-powered solution meets and continually adapts to user requirements no matter how unpredictable or fast- paced a customer's business environment or industry.

arcplan anticipates AIM's goal-oriented approach will further shorten the rapid implementation time its customers already enjoy – less than three months as compared to the industry standard of nine months for customized applications – due to the intuitive object-oriented development environment of its flagship application development platform

The objectives of AIM are to:

  • Provide guidance for planning, design, development and deployment of dynaSight applications.
  • Guarantee consistent and reproducible implementation success.
  • Manage the project progress.

The AIM process actively involves business users to verify and correct the content and direction of the project to affect an end result that is closely aligned with their requirements.
A corresponding AIM certification program ensures arcplan's partners are prepared to guide customers along the same AIM principles offered by arcplan consultants. arcplan also engaged its experienced partner community to help test and mold AIM with best practices into a truly valuable implementation methodology.

"dynaSight has always been a fast development platform, which is a major selling point to many customers," Andrew Kalwa, Deloitte & Touche Solutions Practice manager, said after testing AIM. "AIM really rounds out the offerings at arcplan and will help customers achieve their project goals even quicker through optimized implementation."

By combining dynaSight's rapid application development with the proven best practices of AIM, even the most complex business intelligence solutions are implemented in unprecedented speed.

"arcplan staff and partners can be counted on to help customers achieve the best results at every stage of the project life cycle," said Michael Dieterle, director of professional services. "With AIM in place, customers can be confident that work performed during implementation is transparent and the solution is in line with their priorities."

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