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Team Just-BI wins 2nd Prize at Dutch Accountability Hack 2017!

One week ago, Friday, 9th of June 2017 I was at the Dutch house of representatives (“de tweede kamer”) to participate in the 2017 Accountability Hackathon. The Accountability Hack Event The event was organized and sponsored by a number of Dutch ministeries, the Court of Audit (“Algemene Rekenkamer”), the Central Agency for Statistics (“Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek”)…

Do we still need to talk about Data Vault 2.0 Hash keys?

Do we still need to talk about Data Vault 2.0 Hash keys? Read in 15 min A few days ago, I ran into the article “Hash Keys In The Data Vault”, published recently (2017-04-28) on the the Scalefree Company blog. Scalefree is a company, founded by Dan Linstedt and Michael Olschminke. Linstedt is the inventor…

Announcing Shivers – Visualizing SAP HANA Information View Dependencies

Visualizing HANA information view dependencies Dear SAP HANA DBa’s, developers, architects etc, we at Just BI released Shivers. What is Shivers? Shivers stands for SAP/HANA Information Viewers. It is a tool to analyze and visualize dependencies between SAP/HANA information views (that is, Analytic Views, Attribute Views, and Calculation Views) and catalog objects (such as tables…

What you should know about workspace in SAP BW

BW Workspace integration with Lumira, Design Studio and Analysis for Office Read in In my last blog, I introduced you to BW Workspace and how to utilize it to your advantage. In this blog I will share my experiences working with BW Workspace and discuss its power and disadvantages. No data manipulation – so adjusting…

Just-Care’s hunt for trash

GOOD WORDS, GOOD THOUGHTS, GOOD DEEDS Read in Imagine a sunny Saturday afternoon in March. Walking, or should I say running, hand in hand with my 10-year-old son off a sand dune in Scheveningen. We are on our way to save the world. Sounds like quite a responsible job, but in fact it doesn’t feel…

React quickly to changing requirements with BW Workspaces!

The bridge that closes the gap between business and IT Read in It is not uncommon to see all sorts of creative excel files, at a customer, filled with macro’s and vlookups to combine multiple local data sources with a central data dump. Not only are these files very user specific, meaning that knowledge about…

5 Cool Features You Should Be Using in Analysis for Office 2.4

Cool features in Analysis for Office 2.4 version Read in SAP Business Objects Analysis for Office (AO) has been released in its 2.4 version by the end of 2016. In this version two Plug-ins are combined: The consequence is that a client will need SAP authorization to use EPM. For a detailed disquisition discussion of the…

All you need to know about Advanced DSOs…

Simplify your modeling with ADSO Model Templates Read in Why waste time figuring out which modeling property boxes to tick, when you can model a whole ADSO in one click? This is what model templates could do for you. Even though they’re not new in BW/4HANA (SAP introduced them in BW-on-HANA 7.4), it’s still worth having…

SAP BW/4HANA: My fantastic journey!

Getting to know BW/4HANA Read in A wise comic character once said, “With great power comes great responsibility”. I recently received the responsibility to research SAP’s next-gen data warehousing product, BW/4HANA, through my company Just-BI. I would like to share with you how I learned more about BW/4HANA and became a member of the Fantastic…