You can gain from ARC's community and thought leadership through our Corporate Advisory Services. Members are provided with many opportunities to learn and share with members of other user organizations through peer-to-peer networking. An annual subscription includes these deliverables and services for one year:
As we return to a new normal, industrial innovation is accelerating. A renewed focus on sustainability, the circular economy, and climate change is sparking innovation and powering transformational and technological change throughout the industrial sector. Resilience has been prioritized in the supply chain and throughout production operations. Digital leaders have now validated their strategies against the real-world challenges brought on by the pandemic and are accelerating their innovation and transformation initiatives. Having seen the power of disruptive technologies to transform business operations and competitive strategies, improve resilience, reduce costs, and better serve customers, it's full speed ahead.
ARC's Advisory Services for Industry Leaders deliver a comprehensive portfolio of knowledge-based products and services to keep you ahead of the latest industry dynamics and technological changes. Our analysts sift through the clamor of market hype to deliver clear, concise, supplier-neutral summaries of key trends and technologies.
ARC Advisory Group is the leading technology research and advisory firm for industry, infrastructure, and cities. ARC stands apart due to our in-depth coverage of both operational technologies (OT) and engineering technologies (ET) 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.
Via direct access to ARC’s knowledge base and analysts across the globe, ARC’s Advisory Services keeps you up to speed on the latest operational trends and technologies, improving decision making, education, and time savings.
You can gain from ARC’s extensive community and thought leadership through your Advisory Services. Via direct access to ARC’s analysts and a comprehensive knowledge base of reports, studies, selection guides, best practices, and data, clients are provided with the practical, trusted information needed to do their jobs effectively.
Advisory Service clients enjoy direct and immediate telephone and email access to all of ARC's industry experts. The senior ARC consultant assigned to your account, backed by ARC's entire research team, will be an invaluable addition to your staff. You can get answers to questions on emerging technologies, enterprise applications, plant automation, as well as strategic issues. Here are some examples of questions you can ask our analysts:
- What are the latest trends and products in various operational and engineering technologies?
- What technologies and products fit my industry and should be considered for adoption?
- What new industry standards and regulations impact my industry?
- Which technologies and products provide the best ROI?
ARC can provide an impartial expert viewpoint to help you make strategic decisions. ARC's ongoing market research efforts give us a unique perspective and ability to answer a wide range of questions. As an Advisory Service client, you will be able to tap into a wealth of product knowledge and industry experience for assistance in making your strategic decisions. If you are involved in the planning, budgeting, specification, or selection of automation products or enterprise software applications, ARC can help you make informed, cost-saving decisions.
ARC analysts monitor the key technologies, vertical industries, and regional trends impacting the global business environment on an ongoing basis. We also perform a full analysis of the critical CAPEX, EBIT, Revenue, and Asset trends on a quarterly basis to ensure the market outlooks we provide are based on the latest information available. Furthermore, ARC analysts poll thousands of industry executives within the key technology suppliers participating in our markets on an annual basis to gain greater insights into the current competitive environment and technology adoption trends. This ongoing in-depth analysis enriches ARC’s analysts with a level of insight unrivaled in the market. Here are types of questions you can ask ARC analysts:
- Who are the leading suppliers for various operational and engineering technologies?
- How should I go about selecting a technology or a supplier for a specific application?
- What type of partnership contract should I sign with a supplier or solution provider?
ARC Technology Supplier Evaluation and Selection Guides can help a technology selection team find common ground, with lower risk and in far less time. What 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 Supplier Evaluation and Selection Guides help you by:
- Explaining new technologies, new practices, and emerging standards
- Outlining the latest industry trends related to the technology
- Providing high-quality selection criteria
- Describing leading and emerging suppliers and their solutions
ARC Advisory Service includes one or more complimentary selection guides of your choice depending on the level of your service.
Members can take advantage of activities and events designed to facilitate learning and sharing with other users at ARC Forums and DTC Meetings. What are other companies doing? What has worked, and what has not? Are any others using a particular emerging technology and how they are using it? What lessons were learned along the way? Has anyone moved from pilot project to scale? How were workforce issues managed? How was a business outcome assured?
Each monthly DTC web meeting focuses on a topic selected by the end user community. Real case stories are usually featured, along with an analyst perspective. The sessions are interactive by design, and a good way to discover how others are tackling difficult issues.
ARC hosts annual Industry Leadership Forums around the world in the US, Europe, and Asia. The annual ARC Industry Leadership Forum, held in Orlando in early February, is the industry’s premier networking and information gathering event. This is the place to discover the latest trends and technologies, see new products key suppliers have developed, compare notes with other industrial companies, and catch up with old friends. These Forums are designed to provide a strategic vision to help industry executives follow the direction of the industry, as well as provide a latest update for IT, supply chain, engineering, maintenance, and operational executives.
ARC Advisory Service clients receive complementary tickets which can be used for any of ARC's Forums around the world. Please visit our Upcoming Events section for information on upcoming ARC Industry Leadership Forums.
ARC Insights and Views are delivered weekly or as news happens to not only alert you to important events, but also to provide ARC's unique perspective on the impact they will have on the industry.
The dynamic nature of the industrial market can cause changes with immediate impact on your enterprise and automation projects or plans. ARC Insights and Views alert you to important events and trends, with analysis on its impact and recommendations for success. Breaking information can be the difference between costly mistakes or profitable new approaches.
ARC Insights and Views are delivered weekly in PDF format to all Advisory Service clients. They are also available on-line in the Client Only Portal.
ARC Weekly and Monthly Reports are easy to read yet packed with valuable information. The reports are praised by Advisory Service clients as being worth the price of the service in themselves. The dynamic nature of the industrial market can cause changes with immediate impact on your enterprise and automation projects or plans. ARC Insights alert you to important events and trends, with analysis on its impact and recommendations for success. Breaking information can be the difference between costly mistakes or profitable new approaches. ARC Strategy and Best Practice reports identify the best practices used by the leading manufacturing companies related to specific topics of interest to our clients.
What 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? The reports are delivered monthly in PDF format to all Advisory Service clients. They are also available on-line in the Client Only Portal.
A subscription to ARC's Advisory Services includes access to a collaborative, on-line resource dedicated to ARC's clients. ARC's Client Portal contains a vast amount of information based on extensive research conducted over the past decade. This includes all weekly and monthly reports, ARC Forum presentations, and more. Specific information can be easily found via the site's powerful search capabilities.
Advisory Service clients receive preferential rates and priorities for consulting services covering a wide range of activities including:
- Supplier evaluation and selections services
- Plant performance assessment services
- Technology and architecture planning
- Project planning and cost justification
- Digital transformation workshops
- Cybersecurity workshops
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