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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.
Microsoft provides users with a tool to do advanced analytics while abstracting for users the hassle of technology and infrastructure.
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Bart Van Der Vurst
SAP has succeeded in moving towards a modern coherent planning suite with the release of SAP BPC 10.1, version for SAP NetWeaver. The new product combines the advantages of BW Integrated Planning, SAP HANA and SAP BPC. SAP BPC 10.1 NetWeaver version...
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Nico Sacré
Overview This is the second part in our series about Cognos Analytics 11. In the first part we discussed an overview of new features and in detail, data modules and dashboards. This second part will deal with reporting, architecture and more...
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Tom Graft
Overview This is part one of a series discussing Cognos Analytics 11. Part 1 will take a closer look at the interface, data modules and the new dashboarding module. Part two will discuss report authoring, installation and migration/upgrading. Cognos...
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Tom Graft
Introduction The strength and the beauty of QlikView lies in its powerful associative engine and zero wait analytics functionality. In these characteristics we think QlikView stands head and shoulders above other tools. This being said –...
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Cédric Lupo
At the time of writing SQL Server 2016 is in preview (CTP 3.1). We will discuss some of the most interesting changes to this new release from a BI perspective. For a full list of changes, I refer to the official SQL Server 2016 website: http://www...
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Davy Knuysen
Introduction Power BI is the collective term from Microsoft for an organization-wide Self-service business intelligence (BI) infrastructure. Power BI empowers end users and provides tools to take care of an end-to-end business intelligence scenario...
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Saar Gillis
Since our last Insight on IBM Cognos Mobile (then in version IBM Cognos 10.1.1) the device market has continued its steady increase in the sale of mobile devices. Tablets are to become the new Personal Computer and Gartner predicts that this year...
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Tom Graft
In this insight, we try to do a side-by-side comparison of the main functionality of Oracle HFM against SAP BPC, 2 of the leading solutions in the Gartner Corporate/Enterprise Performance Management Magic Quadrant. Both solutions are trying to...
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Axel Derycke
Introduction Drilling across different fact tables is a very important technique when analyzing data from a data warehouse. It gives us the possibility to analyze facts from different fact tables using conformed dimensions. When using Analysis...
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Koen Verbeeck

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