Demand Forecasting in Bakery industry at Bakkerij Aernoudt
Within the artisan bakery industry, the key to success is having the right product, in the right quantity, at the right time in the right store. With our Demand Forecasting solution, Bakkerij Aernoudt saves up to 20% of waste.
Implementation of Vena Solutions at Ceres Pharma
With the help of element61, Ceres Pharma switched to Vena. The solution automatically aggregates the output of local teams, and thanks to Vena, this finance-driven company always has the right financial and operational information at its fingertips.
Implementation of SAP S/4HANA for Group Reporting at Soudal
Soudal had been looking for a tool to streamline and professionalize its consolidation process for some time. Unexpectedly, the migration to SAP S/4HANA presented a fitting alternative to traditional, manual work in Excel. Soudal relied on the expertise of element61 for the implementation and training.
Leveraging Data Science to Drive Fleet Efficiency and Sustainability at Euronav
Euronav is a Belgian company that specializes in the ocean transportation and storage of crude oil. The use of data science and machine learning has helped Euronav improve the efficiency and sustainability of their fleet.
Operations automation, takes efficiency to the next level with Azure data platform (2022)
Isabel Group reinvented its data platform using Azure Data Factory, Azure Data Lake Storage, Azure Databricks, and Power BI Premium. The deployed Azure platform has allowed Isabel Group to work on machine learning use cases, make use of automation and give its employees autonomy.
Vena guarantees performant, accurate budgeting and forecasting at EMG Belgium
In a rapidly evolving market, EMG Belgium keeps a close eye on the budget of its jobs. For this purpose, this facility partner of broadcasters and production houses relies on the software of Vena Solutions, implemented by element61.
Supply Chain Analytics at FACQ with Microsoft Azure and Power BI
FACQ invested in an innovative Data Analytics platform delivering real time insights into stock deficiencies, replenishment optimization, stock rotation and other supply chain drivers. This resulted in a considerable reduction of physical stocks for the FACQ Sanicenters and central warehouses.
Modern Data Platform for Renson
Renson is a Belgian manufacturing company internationally active and committed to “Creating healthy spaces”. With a central focus on R&D and innovation within this market, Renson has a broad range of product categories including ventilation systems, sun blinds & a variety of outdoor solutions.
Roularta Media Group
Driving Marketing with a CDP and an Azure Data Platform
Staying relevant to its readers is key to Roularta’s strategy, but its technologies didn’t offer the flexibility and speed demanded by the data analytics platform. Roularta worked with element61 and Microsoft FastTrack for Azure to build a fast and secure data analytics platform in a few months.
Smartly optimizing paperback folders through Machine Learning
In a push to reduce the number of folders sent and to determine the target audiences efficiently, element61 ran a project to induce and leverage machine learning: more specifically, a clustering algorithm to continuously help us divide customers into different target groups.
BI for Finance on top of SAP (using TimeXtender and Microsoft) in Manufacturing
A former, old Data Warehouse solution existed but was too strongly SAP focused and based on SAP BW. Instead of upgrading an obsolete technology platform, Carmeuse decided to replace it by a newer modern architecture that addresses all the short comings in the old setup.
Using AI-Demand Forecasting to drive Supply Chain Planning
element61 helped Meat & More to set-up an AI driven approach of Demand Forecasting to steer the day-to-day Supply Chain planning decisions. The solution designed and implemented was built on Azure Cloud and leveraged the latest technologies including R, Spark, Azure Batch and Docker.
GDPR data mapping for Roof Construction Distributor
Fedrus International has grown very fast through mergers and acquisitions. This implies that data is spread over different applications, systems and processes. element61 was asked to perform the GDPR Assessment part with a focus on the Data Mapping and the Data Flows.
Napoleon Games wedt op het juiste paard
Toen Waterland Private Equity besliste om in Napoleon Games te investeren, trof de participatiemaatschappij bij de afdeling finance voornamelijk braakliggend terrein aan. CFO Griet Vandenheede kreeg de opdracht finance grondig te hervormen en te professionaliseren.
How Business Analytics is fueling Aminolabs Group efficiency & growth
Aminolabs has evolved a lot over the last few years. Because of this evolution changes to their BI solution were required as well. This BI solution was installed years ago as an out-of-the box add-on on their ERP and only contained Navision ERP data.
ISK Biosciences Europe
Sales & Operational Planning with IBM Planning Analytics
At ISK Biosciences, both the Sales and the Operational planning are optimized within an IBM Planning Analytics TM1 web application. It offers flexibility and automation to support the planning personnel with their workload through tools targeting to decrease the time spent on composing the plan.
Vlaamse Vervoersmaatschappij De Lijn (VVM)
Selection & implementation of a Planning & Budgeting solution
This specific project dealt with replacing De Lijn's existing Planning & Budgeting process in MS Excel by a fully automated and workflow-based solution. Following a thorough software selection process, element61 helped De Lijn select Cognos Planning as the key component to the solution. In a matter of a few months, the entire budgeting (begroting) cycle of De Lijn was implemented in this solution, enabling them to better follow up the budget process.
Dyka - Tessenderlo Group
Implementation of a Performance Management architecture & setup of a BICC within an SAP BI Context
element61 has been involved in the Tessenderlo Group BI program since 2007. After the definition of a Business Intelligence Roadmap, a new SAP Business Warehouse 7 deployment was executed. The current SAP Business Warehouse includes data from multiple SAP source systems and covers functional areas.
Implementation of a company-wide planning solution with IBM Cognos Planning
The fast growth of Thomas Cook has lead to an increased demand in better predictability of its performance and better managing of its costs. Thomas Cook is automating its budgeting and reporting process with Cognos Planning.
Management Dashboard for Performance Management in Staffing
The Corporate USG People Data Warehouse is based on multitude data sources (back- and front-office). The decision support system is used by virtually all management levels in the organization in order to get a complementary overview of the performance of the USG Group. USG country management can retrieve financial and operational details on their country performance.
Implementation of an end-to-end Performance Management solution
Echo relied on element61 for their Performance Management strategy. element61defined a roadmap that formed the basis for the implementation of a BI and a CPM solution. This project, executed in close collaboration with the Echo team, won the BI Vision Award and the Best Finance Team Award.
Performance Management and Driver-based Planning in the Tourism sector
Jetair has been building a large data warehouse containing all their operational data to focus on their operational performance. The next step was integrating all the financial data and building a companywide Planning solution to come to a complete closed-loop Performance Management environment.
Reynders Label Printing
Implementation of a BI-Saas solution for production reporting & analysis
Reynders was looking for a BI solution to replace their inadequate Excel reporting solution. element61 built a Microsoft SQL Server based BI solution in a SaaS architecture. The scope was to provide a reporting and analysis environment focusing on the production data of their printing presses.
Implementation of an end-to end Business Intelligence solution
Securitas Belgium started to build out its enterprise-wide BI architecture in 2010 with element61. Given the complexity of the operational systems, it used to be a major challenge for Securitas to provide correct, user-friendly and performant reporting and analysis to its information workers.
Vlaamse Vervoersmaatschappij De Lijn (VVM)
Integrated Performance Management in the Public Sector
Over recent years, De Lijn has deployed a large scaled data warehouse environment, currently serving over 300 users. The Business Intelligence environment on top of the data warehouse is used for reporting & analysis on subject areas like personnel behavior (driver productivity, employee sickness behavior, overtime worked, employee scheduling), ticketing information (both for operational and marketing purposes), vehicle operations (GPS data, driven kilometers, maintenance, fuel consumption, vehicle cost per vehicle age), financial data (budgets versus actual, subsidies from the government, money going to subcontracting…) and vehicle road accidents.
Business Intelligence on top of SAP, without using SAP Business Warehouse
element61 has delivered a comprehensive BI project on behalf of Vandeputte Safety. The main challenge in this project was to extract data from an SAP ECC 6.0 ERP system, without using the intermediate SAP Business Warehouse layer, using a Microsoft SSIS solution.
OCMW - CPAS Brugge
Business Intelligence in the Social Sector
In 2011, OCMW Brugge started with a new data warehouse. The focus of the first iteration was HR reporting & analysis based on data from the operational HR & personnel application InfoHos. The application contains personnel information like contracts, work place, work regime, activity center, absence & illness and a payroll engine. All the information is extracted and transformed to the data warehouse, where the information is enriched with budget information and transformed into FTE-based calculations, given varying working regimes. Several types of reports are created on top of the data warehouse.
Business Intelligence journey
As their business expands and grows, Veiling Haspengouw requirements for reliable and timely management information also grew. They quickly discovered that their existing reporting solutions had significant shortcomings. They decided to look for a more stable and automated solution.
Enterprise-wide Business Intelligence
The business users of TUI Jetair were experiencing the limits of their legacy BI environment. Therefore, following an in-depth BI Roadmap by element61, it was decided to start the construction of a completely new, fully integrated, corporate BI environment. This ambitious BI program was subdivided into a number of prioritized iterations.
Streamlining of the Financial Consolidation
The financial department of Euronav was looking for a solution to manage its financial consolidation and reporting needs. The current software tool (Sigma) was not sufficient to consolidate the data and have the consolidated contribution for each Vessel.
Budgeting & Planning Phase I
After a successful project on personnel planning, KUL wanted to expand its investment in BPC by turning massive spreadsheets for budgeting purposes in a streamlined business process. After an intensive 10-day hands-on workshop period of defining requirements and creating the blueprint, an internal team of 4 persons and 3 external consultants delivered a best-in class budgeting application for the University, including forecasting possibilities.
Business Intelligence - "Workorders & Vacancy" iteration
element61 was selected by Woonhaven Antwerpen to implement the first project(s) in their comprehensive BI program. This iteration consisted in building up the foundation of their BI architecture and delivering the first 2 subject areas for data warehouse and reporting, namely "werkbonnen" (work orders) and "leegstand" (vacancy). This project was implemented from A - Z using Microsoft SQL Server 2012 technology.
iMinds Business Analytics Solution
element61 has been involved -following a BA roadmap- in assisting iMinds with building a data warehouse (based on timeXtender/SQL Server 2012) -and delivering associated Performance Dashboards- that brings together the different business domains including CRM, Finance, Project Monitoring, Human Resources and Publications.
Phoenix Business Intelligence Project
Weber Stephen wanted to rebuild its BI environment due to the change in the European organisation structure that was planned to take place in 2014 and 2015. element61 was selected to execute this project in close collaboration with the Weber Stephen team. The project delivered a new data warehouse platform which consolidated data ensuring the "one version of the truth", streamlined reporting processes throughout Europe and more visibility on the process of loading data.
Omega Pharma - Perrigo
Business Analytics with SAP BW and SAP BusinessObjects
This project -executed by element61 for and with Omega Pharma corporate- set-up a central Business Analytics & reporting environment. During the project multiple new modules and new analysis domains were added and rolled out to multiple European countries.
End-to-end Microsoft BI for delivering customer insights (2012)
The BI program at Isabel consist of a number of main project iterations. The first two increments concerned the actual platform usage and the expected product usage by customers, next to delivering a detailed insight on the customers of Isabel in terms of segmentations based on business rules.
Taking Brussels Airlines' business planning to the Cloud
The Brussels Airlines budgeting and forecasting process involved loading many different data packages into SAP-BW/IP and running a series of lengthy calculation and allocation cycles, consuming up to half a day for the cycles to end. The budgeting process also relied heavily on Microsoft Excel to fill in the gaps. The outcome was then copied to a reporting cube. The entire process was remodeled and optimized in Anaplan following a detailed business and technical blueprint of the new budgeting process.
Order Management reporting with Microsoft BI
Given the nature of its business, MSF Supply is an organization that has to deal with a lot of data. In order to optimize some of its business processes and to better serve the operational units that work in the field, MSF Supply has defined a comprehensive and enterprise-wide BI initiative.
Business Analytics in Human Resources Health Services
Mensura have based their BI architecture on the MS BI platform, including the available 3rd party extensions and improvements Targit and TimeXtender. TimeXtender is used as a data warehouse automation tool to speed up the ETL development process, whereas Targit is implemented as a user-friendly front-end – an alternative to MS Excel - on top of MS Analysis Server cubes. Mensura have selected element61 as the partner of choice for support them in all of these technologies.
Agile Business Intelligence & Data Warehousing in the Public Sector
This project consisted in setting up the BI environment to support the new reporting regulations as of 2016 (part of the new Operational Plan). For speed of development, ESF had chosen TimeXtender as the ETL development tool and MS SQL Server 2012 for the data warehouse and the BI front end.
Budgeting and Long Term Planning in Professional Services
PwC Belgium was looking to support a closed loop planning process with a suitable tool. With Anaplan, the whole offline MS Excel process previously in place was replaced by a two-model based (Budget and Long Term Plan) application in the Cloud.
Business Analytics and Corporate Performance Management program with IBM Cognos
The goal of the Corporate DWH project on behalf of the Finance organization is to build the foundation for all future BI and CPM initiatives. The DWH will function as a central hub between all the relevant applications, such as Cognos BI, TM1 and Controller. The DWH is fed by an automated system of interface files that are sourced directly from the different ERP systems in the 100+ subsidiaries.