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?