Tangible benefits of a good datawarehouse

February 12, 2015

The benefits of a datawarehouse are not easily quantifiable. It is therefore good to see, that the UvA, winner of the prestigious Deloitte Kordes Annual Report Award 2014 in the category Education, refers to their datawarehouse as an important element for winning this award. Click here for the full message (Dutch). In conclusion: A good […]

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The UvA live with UvAdata!

December 13, 2014

                                 The University of Amsterdam is live, for several months now, with the new major release of UvAdata, the management information system of the UvA. As external project manager and BI consultant I had the pleasure to contribute to the success of this project.                                                                   Introduction UvAdata is an enterprise datawarehouse that consolidates data […]

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The UvA goes live with UvAdata!

September 15, 2014

The University of Amsterdam is live, as of today, with the new major release of UvAdata, the management information system of the UvA. As external project manager and BI consultant I had the pleasure to contribute to the success of this project. The goal of this release was to support the UvA management by: Easier […]

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SAP BO Design Studio – what about release 1.3?

July 27, 2014

In May 2014 SAP made Design Studio version 1.3 general available. On time, as promised. But is this the release we have all been waiting for? In short: unfortunately no. It is definitely an improvement, but still there is a lot to desire. There is quite some ground to cover before the tool is as […]

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SAP BO Design Studio – use a template

April 27, 2014

Design Studio can be used to build BI applications. To make sure that the applications have a consistent look and feel within an enterprise, it is necessary to work with templates. Also, since Design Studio is still being developed, a template helps incorporating new functionality in a consistent manner. And finally, a template speeds up […]

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SAP BO Design Studio – deploy on Netweaver BW or BO BI platform?

March 23, 2014

Deploying Design studio on a server can be done on two platforms. Integrated with SAP Netweaver BW and integrated with the SAP BusinessObjects BI platform.  When the BI applications have been mainly build on the Netweaver BW BEX environment, and Design Studio is planned to replace the Netweaver BEX WAD reports, both options are possible […]

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SAP BO Design Studio – where do we stand

January 24, 2014

Last year I wrote a blog about the successor of the BEx WAD reporting tool, SAP BO Design Studio. Just now, I reread my wish list for the functionality to be implemented. I have been working with the 1.2 version for a few months now, in a project that aims to replace 100 WAD3.5 reports […]

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Innojam Amsterdam 2013

November 24, 2013

At the Teched 2013 in Amsterdam I participated in the Innojam. Before the Teched, I was little aware of the impact and possibilities of the new direction SAP is taking when it comes to user interfaces. With the choice for SAPUI5, eclipsed base technology, SAP is making a huge step in the right direction according […]

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It is all about embedding

September 21, 2013

Last month I did a co-presentation at the EAIR (European Association for Institutional Research) forum 2013 in Rotterdam, with Marc Dolman of the Maastricht University. In this presentation we were talking about the success of the project Be Informed compared to other BI projects that had been done at the university. Marc and I were […]

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Case study presentation at EAIR

July 11, 2013

This summer I will be co-presenting a case study regarding the implementation of the management information system Be Informed at the Maastricht University at the EAIR (European Association for Institutional Research) forum 2013 in Rotterdam. See below for the website summary: Qoute: Project be informed; implementing a management information system at the Maastricht University – […]

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HANA: smart data management technology

May 26, 2013

Today I finished the MOOC at open.sap.com about “In-memory Data Management”. For me as a not too technical guy this was very enlightening. For one thing, when talking about HANA, there is always the mentioning of the compression of the database, thus less HANA hardware needed. I can understand that once you have HANA, it […]

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SAP BO Design Studio – time to move on?

April 29, 2013

For a long time SAP BW customers have been waiting for a tool that was able to replace the Web Application Designer (WAD). Of course, there are several tools available in the BO portfolio that do parts of the WAD. Mostly with a better front-end as a result. But on the downside, not better integrated […]

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SAPon HANA; end of SAP BW?

January 30, 2013

With the announcement of SAP on HANA, the debate has started if this would mean the end of SAP BW. In this blog are my views on this topic. First of all, I am excited about the idea of SAP on HANA. Imagine a transactional system with this type of response time. Also the performance […]

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