Nothing stands still for long in the world of data and analytics. The onset of a new decade this year is no different. As technologies become more accessible and more efficient, our use of them becomes improved. Speed will be a big focus for data and analytics in 2020 and beyond. Continue reading How to Harness Your Data in 2020 and Beyond
Prepared by DSCallards BI Practice Manager, this blog provides an explanation of the data transformation tools and processes in MS Power BI. Continue reading BI Comparison - MS Power BI Data Transformation
Change is coming for SAP BusinessObjects users in the shape of SAP BI 4.3 – due to be generally available in the next few months (ie, early to mid 2020). This is the first major 4.x release since 4.2 in early 2016. 4 years is a long time in software development, let alone politics, so there will be some big opportunities to grasp and a few challenges to meet. Continue reading SAP BI 4.3 is Coming ... Are You Ready?
Many SAP BusinessObjects users work with universes that are supplied by 3rd-party companies, and I have come across this most often with councils and social care teams. Companies and systems like LiquidLogic, CoreLogic/Servelec/Mosaic, SWIFT, Frameworki and Northgate provide end-users with SAP BusinessObjects universes that allow reports to be created from their databases. Continue reading Linked Universe
A data warehouse is a central repository of information that allows analytics systems to more easily draw on relevant information. It pulls in data from a variety of sources such as transactional systems and relational databases and usually does this on a regular basis. A data warehouse is an essential part of a Business Intelligence (BI) system, and contrary to common misconceptions, isn’t just another name for a database. Continue reading What is a Data Warehouse?