About ARC Advisory Group

ARC Advisory Group corpbroch-download.gifFounded in 1986, ARC Advisory Group is the leading technology research and advisory firm for industrial, energy, and infrastructure markets. We are globally-respected experts in operational technology (OT), information technology (IT), and engineering technologies (ET). Our operations-centric view gives us the unique ability to help our clients navigate the complex business issues inherent in industrial markets and increasingly digital and disrupted economies. ARC delivers the critical market guidance, data, and thought leadership needed to identify, create, and execute successful business strategy.

In 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 extensive research database, 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.

ARC People

ARC’s global influence across industrial operations is unparalleled. It is driven by the passion and expertise of our analysts and consultants, who keep abreast of industry trends and developments through research and actively engaging with clients.  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 80 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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A Global List of Clients

ARC serves many Fortune 1000 companies across the world. We work with the world’s largest industrial organizations such as 3M, BASF, ExxonMobil, Dow Chemical, Eli Lilly, Nestle, Georgia-Pacific, Owens Corning, Ingersoll Rand, Shell, and Alcoa.  We also advise their many solution providers, a few notable examples include Siemens, Rockwell Automation, Amazon AWS, PTC, Honeywell, Microsoft, ABB, and SAP. We also work with emerging technology companies that serve industrial markets across the globe.

Both end user and solution provider executives rely on ARC for strategic advice based on our knowledge of industry and technology trends, competitive developments, and buyer expectations. Product managers tap ARC’s expertise for strategic positioning and targeting. We enable our clients to compete in markets increasingly facing disruption due to concerns and issues pertaining to Sustainability, Digital Transformation and Cybersecurity.

Executive Advisory Services

ARC Advisory Group execmtg57021-275px.jpgARC's Advisory Services deliver a comprehensive portfolio of knowledge-based products and services to keep you ahead of the latest industry dynamics, enterprise applications, and plant systems.  Our analysts sift through the clamor of market hype to deliver clear, concise, supplier-neutral summaries of key trends and technologies.  A low client to analyst ratio ensures quick direct access to those who are familiar with your business and the intelligence you need.

Strategic Consulting Services

For industrial, energy and infrastructure organizations as well as investors and technology providers, our consulting services provide the answers for your specific business and industry needs.

Digital Transformation Council

The Digital Transformation Council seeks to enable industry, energy, and public sector professionals driving or impacted by digital transformation to keep abreast of the many emerging technologies and business trends, to learn from others on similar journeys, and to leverage these trends and technologies to achieve transformational growth.Accelerate Industrial and Municipal Transformation

Council members benefit from access to community of peers.  They can tap the latest thinking from thought leaders, download research documents from the Council Library, participate in monthly web meetings and other events, interact with ARC analysts, and request facilitated meetings with suppliers or other community members.

Technology Evaluation and Selection Guides

ARC Advisory Group quote-star-irving-right275-2.gifWhat technologies should you adopt and what suppliers should you work with to help position your company to take advantage of the latest round of technology changes while prioritizing your investments wisely?  ARC Technology Evaluation and Selection Guides can help you select the right technologies and suppliers to meet your specific needs.

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.

Industry Best Practice Services

Benchmarking your business 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 ARC Advisory Group Forum 0216panel-wedam-1290w-sm2a.jpginvestments in the future.   ARC's best practices analysis can provide 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.

Executive 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.

Market and Technology Analysis Services

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 Market Analysis Services come in.   Delivered as an annual service, we can provide you online access in an environment that makes it easy to slice, dice and analyze data in various ways including your own served and target markets.

ARC Client Portal

ARC's Client Portal 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.

ARC Newsletters

ARC offers several FREE newsletters to keep you informed of industry events, trends and news.  They are delivered to you through email, and you can stop them at any time.  These are invaluable tools to keep you competitive and up to date with the issues of the day. 

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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 submit a request for information.