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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.
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...
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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...
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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...
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Kristof Gobbens
In October 2008, we published the Insight "Best Practices in Modelling IBM Cognos 8 Semantic Layers" on our website.
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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Timothy Vermeiren
In September 2012, IBM released the 10.2 version of the IBM Cognos family. This is the second minor release following the 10.1 launch in November 2010. Between these two releases, the business analytics market has evolved in a rapid pace. Focus has...
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Tom Graft
Warning: Do not try this at the office! A complaint often heard about SAP BW systems is that they are too fast :-). Loading data as well as running reports happens in a blink of an eye leaving SAP BW administrators and report users with almost no...
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Bart Meys
Introduction ABAP… for many developers who put their first steps into SAP’s proprietary programming language it means an adventure of discoveries and refinement that can take a long long time. As it has for me (and still is), over the...
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Koen Vroemans

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