Knowledge base

As a learning organisation, element61 stimulates its consultants to further build on their already vast experiences through investments in a personal development plan and a company-wide content development initiative. Through formal training, presence at industry events, networking, recommended reading and internet based information exchange, our consultants further dive into specialized topics of their own interest.
These result in what we call "Insights", own produced research content, often complemented by personal experiences and opinions. Below you can find our currently published list of Insights.
Our intern An Bouckaert gained more practical experience in data science and data engineering during her internship at element61.
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Bart Van Der Vurst
Why? Since data pipelines are far behind the efficiency of the software industry, tools are needed to bring the design up to speed and to guarantee data quality. This optimisation and performance improvement can happen with tools such as dbt and...
Kyana Bosschaerts
What is dbt? dbt is an open-source transformation tool that aims to simplify the work of the analytic engineer in the data pipeline workflow. It specifically implements only the T in the ETL process. The greatest feature is that it focuses on...
Kyana Bosschaerts
Is Azure Synapse Serverless a complementary solution to your current data warehouse setup?
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Peter Depypere
Both SAP BPC standard & embedded versions have been around for years and are proven solutions for covering planning requirements. However, planning requirements are changing.
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Rose Nguyen
Introduction The new version of Planning Analytics Workspace (PAW) offers a very useful Administration Page to manage users, administer databases, migrate assets, and process other administrative actions. The Administration page is accessed from the...
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Pieter-Jan Beckers
Introduction In the latest version of planning analytics workspace (PAW) there is a new feature called “guided planning”, also sometimes referred to as workflows. This new feature available as of version 2.0.57 is placed under a new...
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Pieter-Jan Beckers
Facilitating the planning for new assets, calculating the future depreciation and evaluating the financial impact. Significance of Capital expense planning In the budget cycle, when planning for new assets, one needs to keep an eye on both the...
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Jonathan De Pauw
1 Introduction Modern analytical tools like Power BI are designed to deliver results in a very fast and dynamic way. However, a problem in your data model or overcomplex calculations, can result in a slower report. How to investigate this? DAX...
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Sven Pauwels
At the beginning of November, Microsoft launched two new products: Power BI Premium 2nd generation backend offering. Power BI Premium per user , which is a new frontend license. The launch of Power BI Premium per user was made possible by releasing...
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Timothy Van Brusselen