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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.
This article will focus on the differentiators and similarities of BPC and BFC so that the reader gains a better insight into SAP’s EPM offer.
Portrait de Jeff Persico
Jeff Persico
Introduction Go to Google and type in the words "Why do BI projects fail ?". You can select any of the sites listed in your result set, and every single one will mention data quality issues as one of the top reasons. In many of the Business...
Portrait de Kristof Gobbens
Kristof Gobbens
Introduction Creating insight in your company data is becoming crucial for all companies. Data is seen as an asset and can be used as a strategic advantage towards competitors. Knowledge is power, but how can this knowledge be organized in a company...
Portrait de Jorn Van den Driessche
Jorn Van den Driessche
Starting with the release of IBM Cognos 10.2 Business Intelligence a completely new cubing technology was introduced. Dynamic Cubes are an in-memory cube technology that will build multidimensional OLAP structures on a star schema or snowflake in...
Portrait de Tom Graft
Tom Graft
Recently IBM Cognos BI Server 10.2.1 was released. A few months later Fixpack 1 was added. Both add a lot of new features to the Cognos products. The changes in IBM Cognos BI Server are focused around three areas: performance, interactive...
Portrait de Tom Graft
Tom Graft
Over the past decade, the world has seen some significant changes impacting our everyday lives. Two innovations can be considered the main drivers behind this: the internet and the mobile phone. As a result our lives have become increasingly more...
Portrait de Kristof Gobbens
Kristof Gobbens
In October 2008, we published the Insight "Best Practices in Modelling IBM Cognos 8 Semantic Layers" on our website.
Portrait de Tom Graft
Tom Graft
Introduction "You can’t always get what you want. But if you try some time, you just might find, you get what you need” is the major punch line to take away from the song "You can't always get what you want” by the Rolling Stones...
Portrait de Werner Engelen
Werner Engelen
The newest version of SAP BW, 7.3, comes with a number of new infoproviders and features, seamingly optimized for the SAP HANA database. SAP’s promise is an improvement in performance and scalability, improved integration with SAP BusinessObjects,...
Portrait de Wouter Vanhoutte
Wouter Vanhoutte
Ever since Cognos acquired the TM1 technology from Applix in 2007, the IBM Cognos family had 2 solutions for Planning, Budgeting & Forecasting. On the one hand, IBM Cognos Planning, stemming from the acquisition of Adaytum in 2004 by Cognos and...
Portrait de Timothy Vermeiren
Timothy Vermeiren

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