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.
In the world of Business Intelligence (BI) and Performance Management, every so often a new term is launched, often proclaimed as the next big thing. "Location Intelligence is one of the more recent new terms. The term seems to speak for itself, and...
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Kris Bouckaert
PowerPivot, then still codenamed Project Gemini, was announced at the second annual Microsoft BI Conference in Seattle on October 6, 2008.
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Nico Verbaenen
Introduction In information technology, migration is the process of moving from the use of one operating environment to another operating environment. Moving to a different environment is considered a migration because it involves taking steps to...
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Sabrina Bonneux
Introduction As in any project, also in Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing projects, a time exists for discovery of what is wanted and/or needed followed by a time for building what results from the requirements. In typical project...
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Werner Engelen
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