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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.
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
This article combines several tips & tricks that will help you creating SAP BPC implementations.
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Dirk Francis
Testing ETL projects - used for Extracting data, Transforming it according to reporting requirements and Loading it into the data warehouse - is very complex because of many reasons. Typically huge amounts of data are handled and data comes often...
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Davy Knuysen
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.
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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...
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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...
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Jorn Van den Driessche

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