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.
Microsoft released SQL Server 2012, this version offers some interesting new functionality in Business intelligence & Data Warehousing.
Portrait de Bruno Ingham
Bruno Ingham
Introduction Sometimes we are not granted the joy of working with SAP source systems and their built in extractors. When faced with non-SAP sources, we often fall back on flat files to upload data into our SAP Business Warehouse system. In many...
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Bart Meys
Introduction SAP BusinessObjects 4.0 (SAP BO 4.0) is the long awaited, with SAP Business Intelligence / SAP Business Warehouse integrated, version of BusinessObjects. With the acquisition of BusinessObjects by SAP in 2007, customers were having a...
Portrait de Jorn Van den Driessche
Jorn Van den Driessche
Introduction Clarity FSR (Financial Statement Reporting) was acquired by IBM in 2010 as part of Clarity Systems. Clarity FSR is an innovative new type of reporting solution that assists in the creation of statements and (annual) investor relations...
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Timothy Vermeiren
Introduction In order to create a sustainable solution it is important to establish a repetitive method. If you want to make sure that for each picture you take, you will also be able to make a quality print, then you need to make sure that you...
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Werner Engelen
Introduction Between previous versions of Business Objects and the SAP Business Objects XI platform, the vision on security and the complexity of the security has changed a lot. The security has switched from a user-centric model to an object-...
Portrait de Jorn Van den Driessche
Jorn Van den Driessche
Introduction Often reports need to show data in a tree-like structure. This is enabled via characteristic hierarchies in SAP BW. High level data is displayed using the top nodes of the hierarchy. More detailed data can be visualized by drilling down...
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Dirk Francis
Introduction Data integration processes are very time and resource consuming. The amount of data and the size of the datasets are constantly growing but data and information are still expected to be delivered on-time. Performance is therefore a key...
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Jelle Daems
Business Intelligence Unleashed, Expectations Exceeded ? Introduction Early November 2010, IBM Cognos 10 was finally released. "Business Intelligence Unleashed” was the –as usual- catchy and (overly ?) promising marketing slogan...
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Tom Graft
­Introduction The Matrix is a 1999 American science fiction-action film starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne and Carrie-Anne Moss. The film depicts a future in which reality as perceived by humans is actually a simulated reality created by...
Portrait de Werner Engelen
Werner Engelen