Via direct access to ARC’s knowledge base and analysts across the globe, ARC’s Advisory Service 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. An annual subscription includes these deliverables for one year:
Advisory Service clients enjoy direct and immediate telephone and email access to all of ARC's industry experts, providing an impartial viewpoint to help you make strategic decisions. 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 technologies and products fit my industry and should be adopted?
- How should I go about selecting suppliers?
- What type of partnership contract should I sign?
- What method should I use to cost justify my projects?
- Which technologies provide the best ROI?
ARC's market research efforts give us a unique perspective and ability to answer wide ranging 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 and enterprise applications, ARC can help you make informed, cost-saving decisions.
The dynamic nature of the industrial market can cause changes with immediate impact on your enterprise, digital transformation, supply chain, and automation projects or plans. 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.ARC Insights and Views alert you to important events and trends, with analysis on its impact and recommendations for success.
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 produces monthly Strategies Guides and Best Practices Reports. The thought leadership and use case reports covering a remarkable range of topics are praised by Advisory Service clients as being worth the price of the service in and of themselves. Additionally, we conduct in-depth executive-level interviews and topical discussions available in video and podcast formats.
The reports are delivered monthly in PDF format to all Advisory Service clients. Along with the videos and podcasts, they are also available on-line in the Client-Only Portal.
The goal of ARC Technology Selection Guides is to help ensure that you receive the maximum payback from investment by guiding you to the solution that best meets your company's specific technical, commercial, and business requirements.
ARC Technology 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 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
This service includes a number of complimentary selection guides of your choice depending on the level of your service.
ARC hosts annual Industry Forums around the world in the US, Europe, and Asia. The annual ARC Industry 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 what key vendors have developed, compare notes with other industrial companies, and catch up with old friends.
In addition, ARC conducts several Executive Forums each year around the world. These Forums are designed to provide a strategic vision to help industry executives follow the direction of the industry, as well as provide a technology focus for IT, supply chain, engineering, maintenance, and operational managers.
ARC Advisory Service clients receive free tickets (valued at $2295 each) which can be used for any of ARC's Forums. Please visit our Upcoming Events section for information on upcoming ARC Industry Forums.
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 also receive preferential rates and priorities for consulting services. These services covering a wide range of activities including vendor qualification, executive technology briefings, product specification, strategic planning, alliances, acquisitions, and market research. For more information, visit our Consulting Services page.
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