31 May 2018

The essence of IBCS visualization standards in Data Science.

Do we really need standards, even in Data Science? That is the first question arising when addressing the topic of Data Science. Why should we apply standards like IBCS? Why is it necessary, when the developer and yourself understand the report? That is all it should do, right? Well maybe, when you are the only one using the report, but even then: when you leave the company/position then it takes a lot of time to understand the reports created on […]
12 January 2018

SAP Analytics Cloud is now IBCS® Certified

This blog has been previously posted at SAPAnalytics.Cloud SAP Analytics Cloud achieved a major milestone — we are now IBCS certified! The International Business Communication Standards (IBCS) provides conceptual design guidelines for conveying business information in the most concise manner to enable understanding, reasoning, and presentation. This is a perfect fit for our vision to help people make better and faster business decisions. Our approach to become IBCS certified took a usability perspective with the aim to empower our self-service users to build IBCS […]
22 October 2017

The Economic Benefits of Information Standardization

Standardization is applied within all kinds of level within industries. Standardizations in production processes, but also within IT, for example interfaces (EDI, ODBC, …) and coding languages (SQL, XML, …). And why? Because standardization leads to cost reduction,  increased flexibility and improved responsiveness and quality. The question arises what the benefits would be for organisations using a standard form of business communication for the (management) information.   Cost Reduction through Standardization “Standardization can lead to lower transaction costs in the […]
22 October 2017

Extract leading- and non-leading ledgers to SAP BW on HANA

www.pieterverstraeten.com/blog/extracting-non-leading-ledgers-sap-bw-hana/  Dear readers, The last months I was not only busy with SAP and Business Intelligence but also with the born our son, since 27th of June 2017 I became a father :-). Next to this great news, I want to update you about “how to extract the non-leading ledgers to SAP BW on HANA“. This year I started as a consultant in a project were Finance is a large part of the project. This blogpost will explain you how […]