The UvA goes live with UvAdata!

by Arwold Koelewijn on 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 […]

SAP BO Design Studio – time to move on?

by Arwold Koelewijn 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 […]

BI user documentation: why not build a WIKI?

by Arwold Koelewijn on February 20, 2011

As for every application, relevant and up to date user documentation is essential to support the users. For a Business intelligence application it is even more important, since a lot of user, i.e. management users, are not using this daily. And proper user documentation helps to prevent discussions about the definition of Key Performance Indicators, […]

Business Intelligence in Higher Education

by Arwold Koelewijn on November 26, 2010

In recent years governmental organizations are demanding more transparency on performance and financials from Higher Education institutions. Also internally, with funding becoming more difficult, the information need is increasing. This requires for institutions to focus on their  business intelligence solutions and when needed, integrate them and set up an adequate support organisation. Business Intelligence at Higher […]

Web reporting with BW, still an option?

by Arwold Koelewijn on May 13, 2010

For those companies who started with SAP BW early on, BEx analyzer is still the main tool. However, web reporting in BW is available when there is a need for more user-friendly BI tooling. In this blog I write about the approach for realizing this. The best feature of the BEx Analyzer is of course […]