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Introduction: What does the improved integration between Cognos 8.4 BI and TM1 have to offer IBM Cognos TM1 is a relative new addition to the IBM Cognos software stack, following Cognos' acquisition of Applix in 2007, just prior to its own...
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Mathias Leupe
The Background and functionality of Performance Point Server Over the last years, most Business Intelligence software vendors have been gradually extending their BI offerings to include CPM (Corporate Performance Management) related functionalities...
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Nico Verbaenen
Fast and reliable access to your information is one of the key success factors for any Business Intelligence or Data Warehousing application. Within the technological architecture of SAP BW the multi-dimensional model of InfoCubes has a tremendous...
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Thierry Helderweirt
Introduction There is no escaping the harsh reality of the current economic climate. The crisis in the financial industry has lead to a worldwide recession or even depression and most macro-economists seem to agree that this will not end until 2010...
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Toon Puissant
According to The Data Governance Institute, Data Governance is "The organizational bodies, rules, decision rights, and accountabilities of people and information systems as they perform information-related processes”.
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Christophe Cabrera
Introduction A Business Intelligence initiative may fail for many reasons: wrong technology, lack of sponsorship, poor data quality but one of the main reasons remains an incorrect project team. Too often the technology is seen as the unique...
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Christophe Cabrera
Informatica Informatica is an independent company providing data-integration software and services. Founded in 1993, Informatica employs more then 1.400 employees and has more than 3.000 customers worldwide, including 91 of the Fortune 100 companies...
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Maarten Vanleenhove
Introduction Data quality is an often underestimated topic within data warehouse & business intelligence solutions. Most companies are content in their belief that their data is good enough, although they have no factual basis for that belief...
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Werner Engelen
Scorecarding, a powerful management instrument Introduction Scorecards are a very powerful management instrument. They are at the heart of a Performance Management architecture and they display some well-chosen metrics, including targets and their...
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Kris Bouckaert
In October 2008, we published the below Insight " Best Practices in Modelling IBM Cognos 8 Semantic Layers " on our website. Since then, this page has become the most visited page on our website, with over 50.000 pageviews since publication, clearly...
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Maarten Vanleenhove