Create an SAP FI mini data mart in Tableau

Quick SAP Data mart in Tableau 1.0 For certain analytics you may need operational data from SAP ERP systems. Sometimes you require freedom to select data from SAP in self-service or have to re-design BI data structures to catch up to business process changes / new analytical demands. Big, centralized (and most of the time [...]

2017-06-21T14:42:30+00:00January 5th, 2017|Comments Off on Create an SAP FI mini data mart in Tableau

SAP data extraction using scheduled background jobs: the approval process

What happens if you provide a tool for your end users that allows them to easily extract SAP data directly from the reports they use day by day? Well, everybody will be happy and your business will shine (of course). But what happens if these end users have the possibility to schedule background jobs to [...]

2017-06-21T14:42:31+00:00October 26th, 2016|Comments Off on SAP data extraction using scheduled background jobs: the approval process

SAP to SQL Server data extract

Running SAP data analysis on MS SQL Server The previous use cases focused on direct integration of SAP data to BI tools. Opening an SAP report in Tableau or SAP Lumira with one click is always fun, no databases or IT support is required. Is it already the ultimate SAP data freedom? What if there [...]

2017-06-21T14:42:31+00:00October 19th, 2016|Comments Off on SAP to SQL Server data extract

Business Objects Universes on SAP ERP

In the recent posts we have shown how to send SAP ECC data directly to Lumira and how to enrich SAP datasets for analytic scenarios. The third use-case we have presented on SAP Forum ’16 was creating Business Objects universes on top of SAP ERP data with the help of VirtDB Data Unfolder. […]

2017-06-21T14:42:31+00:00September 23rd, 2016|Comments Off on Business Objects Universes on SAP ERP

Enriching SAP ERP data for analytics

The second use-case we have presented on the SAP Forum Hungary ’16 was VirtDB Data Unfolder enriching an SAP ERP dataset to make it even more valuable for analytic scenarios. […]

2017-06-21T14:42:32+00:00September 21st, 2016|Comments Off on Enriching SAP ERP data for analytics

SAP ERP data transfer to Lumira

Self-service data transfer from SAP ERP to SAP Lumira Desktop with VirtDB Data Unfolder, this was the first use-case we have presented on the SAP Forum Hungary ’16 . […]

2017-06-21T14:42:32+00:00September 15th, 2016|Comments Off on SAP ERP data transfer to Lumira

Self-service SAP BOBJ on SAP ERP

The default SAP Business Objects on SAP ERP (ECC) integrations are optimized for big deployments only: you need HANA, BW, BODS or tons of ABAP development efforts and other IT resources to see your SAP data in Lumira or WebI. A sneak preview what we will talk about at the SAP Forum Hungary in a few days. [...]

2017-06-21T14:42:32+00:00September 6th, 2016|Comments Off on Self-service SAP BOBJ on SAP ERP

VirtDB az SAP Forumon!

Szeptember 11. és 13. között kerül megrendezésre az idei SAP Forum Hungary  konferencia, melyen kiállítunk és CEO-nk Csillag Péter előad a Digitális döntéstámogatás szekcióban. Az SAP Forum Hungary-n minden évben SAP szakértők, partnerek és ügyfelek százai vesznek részt, hogy bepillantást nyerjenek a legújabb SAP és SAP partner technológiákba.  Bővebb információ és jegyek ezen a linken érhetők el. [...]

2016-09-26T20:13:29+00:00September 2nd, 2016|Comments Off on VirtDB az SAP Forumon!

What kind of SAP data can you use for analytics?

The short answer: “any data you need”. The correct answer is: “any data you need and can have your hands on within a reasonable time frame, in a usable format”. […]

2017-06-21T14:42:32+00:00June 20th, 2016|Comments Off on What kind of SAP data can you use for analytics?

Indirect usage risks – the dark side of SAP licensing

A common setup: you have a non-SAP business intelligence system – like Tableau – and your users analyze SAP data in it. The million dollar question: should you buy SAP licenses for the users of your BI system, even those who do not touch SAP system itself? […]

2017-06-21T14:42:33+00:00June 8th, 2016|Comments Off on Indirect usage risks – the dark side of SAP licensing