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

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

How to enrich SAP extracts 2. – adding new fields

Going back and forth between SAP and an external business intelligence tool  like Tableau to refine data extracts can be really painful if one does not have the same level of agility in both worlds. […]

2017-06-21T14:42:33+00:00May 31st, 2016|Comments Off on How to enrich SAP extracts 2. – adding new fields

How to enrich SAP data extracts with VirtDB

One major risk of using SAP data in 3rd party tools is that it is difficult and costly to modify extracts if it turned out that we miss important pieces of information. […]

2017-06-21T14:42:33+00:00May 23rd, 2016|Comments Off on How to enrich SAP data extracts with VirtDB

Automate SAP data extracts to Tableau Server

Last time we have shown how easy is publishing SAP datasets to Tableau Server as new TDE data sources with VirtDB Data Unfolder. But it was a manual action on a static dataset only – the currentness of the published extract will drop quickly. Let’s see how to keep SAP data extracts continuously fresh on [...]

2017-06-21T14:42:33+00:00May 19th, 2016|Comments Off on Automate SAP data extracts to Tableau Server

Publish SAP data to Tableau Server

We have seen that starting up visual analytics on SAP datasets became a walk in the park with VirtDB Data Unfolder. Had fun with the SAP data in Tableau Desktop, gained insight, had a coffee with colleagues, what’s left for the day? Obviously we want to share the data and the visualizations created, e.g. publish [...]

2017-06-21T14:42:33+00:00May 17th, 2016|Comments Off on Publish SAP data to Tableau Server

What’s new in VirtDB Data Unfolder?

Why it is here and what happens with the legacy VirtDB versions? Now that the new VirtDB version, Data Unfolder for SAP is publicly available, some of you (who already have tried / used / read about previous VirtDB versions) may ask how it is different, and what will happen with the original product line. [...]

2017-06-21T14:42:34+00:00May 9th, 2016|Comments Off on What’s new in VirtDB Data Unfolder?
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