About ARC

corpbroch-download.gifIn today's fast paced and competitive environment, you need an expert on your side, someone that will assist you with strategic decisions, guide you with industry best practices and latest technology solutions.  That is the ARC Advisory Group purpose.  ARC will make you more competitive through our advisory services, technology evaluation and selection services, our research reports, analyst consultation, and our vision.  Regardless of your measure - Operational Performance, Return on Assets, Cost of Ownership, Time to Benefit, or Shareholder Value - ARC will deliver and you will be more competitive.

Founded in 1986, ARC Advisory Group is the leading technology research and advisory firm for industry. ARC stands apart due to our in-depth coverage of both information technologies (IT) and operational technologies (OT) and associated business trends. Our analysts and consultants have the industry knowledge and the first-hand experience to help our clients find the best answers to the complex business issues facing organizations today.  We provide technology supplier clients with strategic market research, and help end user clients develop appropriate adoption strategies and evaluate and select the best technology solutions for their needs.

ARC People

ARC's analysts and consultants have spent most of their careers working with industrial companies and are truly passionate about helping companies achieve superior performance.  ARC has over 75 professionals worldwide with extensive, first-hand experience servicing a multitude of business issues, technologies, and vertical industries.   Our offices are located in the US, Germany, Belgium, Japan, India, China, Singapore, and Brazil.

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ARC Clients

ARC serves many Fortune 1000 companies.   Our clients include 3M, BASF, Oracle, SAP, Microsoft, ABB, DuPont, Siemens, ExxonMobil, Dow Chemical, Eli Lilly, Emerson, Nestle, Yokogawa, Rockwell Automation, Saudi Aramco, Schneider Electric, and IBM.

Strategic Advisory Services

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Strategic Consulting Services

For manufacturers, supply chain and technology providers, or technology investors, our consulting services provide the answers for your specific business and industry needs.   These include new product introduction, due diligence, and developing a manufacturing and IT strategy.

Technology Evaluation and Selection Guides

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Technology Evaluation and Selection Process

Making strategic decisions is a difficult, time consuming and costly process.   ARC delivers STAR (Solutions That Accelerate Results), a service designed to guide, educate and logically drive a team to a valuable consensus.  The service can deliver a process (STAR Selection Tool) and necessary research, stepping your team through the necessary phases in making a decision.  The process is completely documented.  ARC assistance, through a consulting contract, is available to assist with all aspects of a supplier selection process.

Benchmarking and Best Practice Services

Benchmarking your plant's performance against others yields specific data on the success of your automation strategy, determines whether you are achieving the needed ROI, and identifies where and how to improve your strategies and 0216panel-wedam-1290w-sm2a.jpginvestments in the future.   ARC's benchmarking analysis obtain the critical 'external viewpoint' to give you a clear understanding of how your company compares with others.   With this information, you can sharpen your programs and achieve your goals with confidence.

Strategy Forums

Each year ARC hosts a number of forums and conferences in major cities around the world.   These events provide an excellent opportunity for corporate executives to network with their peers and gather industry intelligence to fine tune their strategic vision for the future.

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ARC is the premier provider of market analysis, forecasts, and strategic reports for the full range of enterprise applications, plant systems, and automation solutions.   ARC's market outlook studies are known for the most comprehensive assessment of the marketplace, including market shares of the leading suppliers and a five year forecast for key market segments.

Rapid Analysis Tools

Market Research is only valuable if it can be properly interpreted and understood.   That is where ARC's MIRA (Market Intelligence and Rapid Analysis) tools come in.   Delivered as an annual service, MIRA is an automated Microsoft Excel environment, hosting research information in an environment that makes it easy to slice, dice and analyze.   ARC is the first research company to have delivered a solution for Market Intelligence and Rapid Analysis.

ARC Client Area

ARC's Client Area is a collaborative, on-line resource dedicated to our clients.   It encompasses all of ARC's collected research and knowledge.  In addition to the weekly and monthly reports, it includes on-line access to purchased market studies, benchmarking results, and forum presentations.  A sophisticated search engine allows you to quickly and easily locate the information you need.  A dedicated Extranet for your organization is also available to easily transfer information and collaborate with your industry analysts.

ARCwire Industry News Analysis

With insight and analysis provided - as it happens - the ARCwire industry news summary is the most popular news wire for the manufacturing industry.  Distribution reaches over 40,000 executives and 1,400 journalists each week.  You can register for ARCwire for free.

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We are proud of our role in the industry, the experience and talent of our people, and our contributions to the success of our clients.   Let us demonstrate to you the value we can provide your organization both today and tomorrow.  For more information, call 781-471-1000 or submit a request for information.