ARC 5.0 Released

Manthan Systems announces version 5.0 release of ARC - Integrated Retail DW-BI Suite.

Bangalore, India, July 25, 2006 --( Continuing to demonstrate its role as the chief analytics officer for leading retail organizations across the world, Manthan Systems today announced that it has enhanced ARC, the Integrated Retail DW-BI Suite. Engineered for the specific analytic needs of retailers, ARC is now used by a number of industry leading retailers across North America, Europe and UK – to help standardize the enterprise wide analytical and reporting needs.

An integrated DW-BI offering, ARC 5.0 incorporates a new future-proof architecture. “The parallel product hierarchy in ARC 5.0 provides unique analytic capabilities to specific retail sub segments like fashion & life style, food & grocery and specialty retailers,” says Vikas Kumar, Product Head for ARC.

New features extend the value of ARC
A number of new features including product attribute-based analysis – performance by brand/ style or private label - across all metrics within ARC, multi-currency, multi-lingual support are now part of the ARC product.

The “True Database, True Platform Independence” of ARC will be a great boon for retailers who have already made significant investments in transaction applications and are looking for BI applications that leverage these investments.

The new ARC administration and ARC ADE (Analytical Development Environment) will facilitate rapid deployment, thus enabling Manthan’s channel and SI partners to contribute even more through consulting and value added services to their retail clients.

ARC 5.0 has a new scalable and flexible retail specific architecture, which delivers high performance, while simultaneously handling huge data volumes. Users will be able to drill through to the least grain level and generate reports within sub-seconds.

About Manthan Systems
Manthan Systems is a provider of specialised software solutions for the retail and consumer goods industries. Manthan understands retail business practices and their technology underpinnings; having worked with a wide range of food, non-food, specialty merchandise, catalogue, convenience store retailers and consumer goods companies. Manthan’s mission is to create sustainable competitive advantage for global retailers and CPG majors by assuming their ‘Chief Analytics Officer’. Partnered with global players like HP, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Teradata and SAP, Manthan currently serves the challenging needs of retailers in U.S, U.K and Europe.

Manthan Systems
Manu Gopeendran