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Increasing clarity in the SAP Fiori Launchpad: the group tile

Everyday challenges in the digital working environment Imagine you are an HR manager in a dynamic company that relies heavily on the SAP Fiori Launchpad. One morning you need urgent access to the employee appraisal app, but encounter a common problem: a cluttered Launchpad makes

Diskussion am Konferenztisch

Power BI: Use SAP Datasphere data with high performance

Imagine this: You create a dashboard in Power BI (PBI) Desktop and your data is in SAP Datasphere. How do you deal with this? There is already an established solution that uses the HDBODBC driver to access data from SAP Datasphere. This can be found

Modern planning with SAP Datasphere and SAP Analytics Cloud

How does planning work with SAP Datasphere and SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC)? SAP Datasphere (DSP) and SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC) are two powerful tools that can help you optimize your processes. In this context, our customers are also increasingly asking us about the possibilities in

SAP integration in Azure Data Factory with CDC

The Azure Data Factory is a cloud-based, code-free ETL and data integration service from Microsoft that acts as a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS). It focuses on the seamless integration of data from multiple sources in a centralized data store in the cloud. This enables efficient management and

SAP Analytics – the basis for better decisions?

“SAP and users were best friends – and then came the cloud.” This quote aptly illustrates that some companies are currently taking a critical view of SAP’s path and offerings. Yet many of our customers are facing enormous challenges. 1. the four most important ones

CubeServ Group & Pyramid Analytics

CubeServ Group & Pyramid Analytics
Since July 2023, the CubeServ Group has been a partner for the design and implementation of the Pyramid Decision Intelligence Platform. Read my blog and find out the reasons for this partnership and why this partnership can also be beneficial for you.

Import SAP analysis authorizations into Power BI

We take a look at the question of whether it is possible to import SAP analysis authorizations directly from SAP and thus integrate them seamlessly into Power BI. Read our article and find out more about the possibilities.

Authorizations in Power BI – in interaction with SAP BW

Time of changes Rising interest rates, new regulatory requirements, problems in supply chains – more than ever, companies are facing the challenge of being able to quickly assess the impact of new situations and initiate appropriate measures if necessary. Against this backdrop, the IT infrastructure

CubeServ INSIDE LOOK June 2023

In addition to the exciting topic of how you can shape your own analytics future, you will find numerous other exciting reports in our newsletter “CubeServ INSIDE LOOK”.

Architektur SAP Dataset bereitstellen

Provide SAP dataset easily and securely

“In God we trust. All others must bring data.” Whatever your attitude towards God, I am convinced that the quality of decisions determines which goals we set ourselves and which we achieve. We can almost always find the data in the data platform, the data


SAP Datasphere: Master the democratization of data access

Today’s business world is characterized by rapid change and constant innovation. Companies face numerous challenges. From the need to stay at the cutting edge of technology to the need for self-service options, to the importance of business analytics and semantics – all of these aspects

Irresistible dashboards

How can I turn my dashboard into an irresistible dashboard? Benedikt Bleyer (CubeServ Group) and Lars Schubert (graphomate) gave us some ideas at the 19th CSC in Zurich. Everyone is looking for the wow effect, so I would like to pick up on these topics.


Transfer data to SAP BW via REST API

Our training video on the REST API interface in ABAP programming shows how you can transfer data from other data sources to the SAP Business Warehouse (BW) and process it there.

CubeServ INSIDE LOOK February 2023

In addition to the exciting topic of how you can shape your own analytics future, you will find numerous other exciting reports in our “CubeServ INSIDE LOOK” newsletter.

7 essential elements of a successful data strategy

In today’s digital age, the success of any business lies in leveraging its data and transforming it into actionable insights. However, this requires the implementation of a comprehensive data strategy. Yet even as companies invest more heavily in data and analytics initiatives, they face old

Addressing the gender pay gap with HR analytics

Despite decades of progress, it is still the case that men and women do not receive the same pay for the same work. The unadjusted gender pay gap in Germany is currently 18%.

Data Mesh - Domain Ownership

Support BI Self-Service – Implement the Data Mesh Concept!

How do you leverage the full potential of their data? Networking the various stakeholders is the most promising way to achieve high-quality results with fast, agile work. This is how report recipients become shapers with facts. Data Mesh points the way to collaboration at eye level. You haven’t heard about the Data Mesh concept yet, I’d be happy to give you a brief introduction.


SAP Analytics Outlook 2023

What will 2023 bring to the SAP Analytics landscape? The user experience in the SAP Analytics Cloud will be fundamentally improved and, with the One Data Catalog, the SAP Data Warehouse Cloud will establish itself as a central pillar.

The Internet of Things, Big Data and a Fischertechnik Factory – Part 1: The Challenge

Das Internet der Dinge (IoT) ist einer jener Begriffe, die sich inflationär in Nachrichten, Vorträgen und Veröffentlichungen finden und deren häufige Verwendung zum schnellen Überdruss beim geneigten Leser führen. Die natürliche Reaktion auf das Auftreten solcher Modebegriffe ist das Abwarten, ob die Welle nicht genauso

SAP Data Hub – 1st introduction

SAP Data Hub ist die Lösung von SAP zur Verwaltung der gesamten heterogenen Unternehmensdaten-Landschaft. SAP Data Hub hilft Anwendern, eine konsolidierte Ansicht zu schaffen, komplexe Datenoperationen flexibel zu steuern, Datenprojekte zu beschleunigen und datengesteuerte Anwendungen leicht zu erstellen. In dieser Blog-¬Serie erklären wir, warum es

EURO Changeover Croatia 2023

Zum 1.1.2023 wird in Kroatien die bisherige Währung KUNA (HRK) durch EURO als lokale Währung ersetzt. Der entsprechende Sammelhinweis 3093354 von SAP erläutert die Hintergründe und das notwendige Vorgehen dazu, bezieht sich aber im wesentlichen auf die bekannten und bewährten Tools der Hauswährungsumstellung mit SAP

Weihnachtsschlitten vor dem Vollmond

CubeServ INSIDE LOOK December 2022

In addition to the exciting topic of how you can shape your own analytics future, you will find numerous other exciting reports in our “CubeServ INSIDE LOOK” newsletter.

SAP BPC 10.1 Embedded Model

The innovative planning suite The innovative Planning Suite With SAP Business Planning and Consolidation (BPC) 10.1, version for SAP NetWeaver, SAP has taken a successful step towards a unified planning suite that combines the advantages of BW Integrated Planning, SAP HANA and SAP BPC. SAP

The SAP Data Warehouse Cloud – A New Big (?) Throw (Part 1)

What is the SAP Data Warehouse Cloud? If you want to take a look at the future of SAP products, the SAP Teched agenda ( is a very useful crystal ball, at least for the near future. This agenda shows that SAP is focusing emphatically

The SAP Data Warehouse Cloud – A New Big (?) Throw (Part 2)

Administration as the beginning of all analysis In a new empty system there are always some administrative steps to be done first, fortunately in the SAP Data Warehouse Cloud there are only a few that absolutely have to be done. Of course, it starts with

Health Check of your SAP EPM systems?

In these turbulent times, it is quite possible that long-awaited projects to replace old systems are halted. This is annoying, a great pity, but also understandable. A health check of the existing systems therefore makes perfect sense.

Happy Birthday CubeServ!

Seit 19 Jahren DIE Experten für Business Analytics! Exactly 19 years ago today, CubeServ was founded – and since then has successfully established itself as a constant in the market for business analytics. In the current difficult times, we would like to take this anniversary

How to successfully master the upgrade of your Integrated Planning

Nemojte se bojati nadogradnje planiranja! Are you also about to upgrade to SAP BW/4HANA and wondering what will happen to your Integrated Planning? We will show you how to manage the complexity and how to get to SAP Embedded BPC 11.X safely and without obstacles.

CubeServ is SAP Gold Partner

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NCT-LAUFend gegen Krebs: Alone. Together!

CubeServ supports fundraising at the 2020 NCT Run . The CubeServ running team also stands together in these times and ran 76 km together at the NCT charity run at the weekend. Together they support the fundraising campaign for the NCT run of the National

CubeServ INSIDE LOOK 2022/07

Scarce energy and the corresponding price increases will challenge us: Time for good analytics, time for the CubeServ INSIDE LOOK.

CubeServ INSIDE LOOK October 2022

Optimal preparation for stressful times: Hand over more responsibility to specialist departments, accompany this with strong data governance so that automated processes make responsible work with data easy.
Read more in our newsletter “CubeServ INSIDE LOOK”.

Berichte im eigenen Design

Create SAP reports in your design

In SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC), there are various graphical elements that you can use to present data in a comprehensible way. Our training video shows how you can integrate your own graphical elements into SAC and adapt them to your design.

SAP Data Warehouse Cloud – Experiences in building a data model

You use purchasing data in your reporting? Benefit from our free template! You need more data? Benefit from our experience! SAP Data Warehouse Cloud allows you to expand central data stores easily and intuitively. Introduction to the SAP Data Warehouse Cloud (DWC) The SAP Datawarehouse

Now in the SAP App Center: PeoplePLAN Personnel Cost Planning

Easily create detailed cost and inventory projections Plan personnel actions while projecting costs and inventories in seconds? This is now possible with PeoplePLAN Personnel Cost Planning – now also available in the Sapp App Center. PeoplePLAN can process data from various operational HR systems, such


Data Culture: How to make better business decisions

Data Culture in Today’s Data-Driven World With the right data culture, you will recognize the best courses of action in your everyday professional life. In doing so, you establish an excellent decision-making process that guides you to the best results, even in stressful situations.The world

If I only knew….

Glad you keep reading. Aristotle understood curiosity as a virtue. In private life, people often know the most intimate details about their best friends. But what about in business life? Let’s take a look at a company: Do you know their Strategy? Market positioning? Owner?

Value-driver-based planning

According to several studies (Castellina 2017, BARC studies 2015 and 2018), it is very important for companies, including those in financial planning, to ensure rapid responsiveness to changes in the market, for example, due to new competitors. Furthermore, there is a need for optimization in

Auf dem Weg in die AWS

On the way to the AWS

AWS Cloud: We migrated our 50 systems in 100 days. I’ll give you an introduction here, so you can get to know the AWS Cloud.

We celebrate 20 years of CubeServ!

For CubeServ, 2021 is a special year: On April 1st, our company will celebrate its 20th anniversary! With more than 5000 BI & Analytics projects, we are trained to always work at the current level of innovation. Many thanks to our customers and partners for many years of loyalty and trustful cooperation.

CubeServ INSIDE LOOK 03/21

SOLUTIONS PARTNER NETWORK WORKSHOPS BLOGS EVENTS The first quarter is over, we continue to move at a very special time. CubeServ is looking ahead with hope and purpose after a successful 2020. The analytics world continues to spin in the SAP environment, keeping customers on

openSAP Podcast – The intelligent personnel planning in the hospital

Podcast by SAP with Johannes Kumpf, Business Development Manager HR Solutions & Daniel Schneider, Management Consultant and Healthcare Expert – both at CubeServ GmbH. Detailed and reliable personnel planning is more important than ever in times of staff shortages. In this context, business intelligence and

CubeServ INSIDE LOOK 2021/12

Are you prepared for change? How you can expand your analytics platform and make greater use of the SAP Analytics Cloud – our experts tell you from the field. Take your first steps with the Data Warehouse Cloud and see for yourself our fully integrated solution for financial and workforce planning.

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Advanced Analytics with R: An Overview

In this blog we show how easy it is to use Advanced Analytics functions in R. We focus on different graph types, Regression Analysis with R and Time Series Forecast with R.

R Programming

A Beginner’s Guide to R Programming Language

R programming language is one of the most popular languages when it comes to data science and statistical analysis. This is mainly because R was specifically built for statistical key figures and data analysis. While R was developed in the early 90s, it wasn’t until

Guest lecture at the University of Bamberg

When consulting colleagues go back to university… they often have a presentation on exciting topics from the field in their luggage! So did our team leader René Lechtenböhmer (Alumni of the faculty) and Jan Wiesemann (Predictive Analytics Consultant). Several times a year, the e.V.

CubeServ INSIDE LOOK 08/21

In situation of a complex crisis, companies need security to achieve their goals and the ability to adapt quickly.

data model driven development

Data-Model-Driven-Development with SAP Power Designer

How SAP PowerDesigner supports data model-driven development PowerDesigner is SAP’s industry-leading data modeling tool. It provides a data model-driven development methodology to support and align business and information technology (IT). In this article, we take a look at what SAP PowerDesigner is and how it

Advanced Analytics with R and SAP Tools

Why bother with SAP R integration? The vast majority of organizations use advanced analytics with R and SAP tools to forecast future events and make data-driven, informed decisions. With this blog post, I highlight the benefits and essential connections.

Cloud – curse or blessing?

The cloud is the subject of very controversial discussions. For me, the advantages are in the foreground. With this blogpost I will show you why.

We need to talk

We need to talk!

First of all, a Happy and successful New Year to everyone.  I know, you are all busy with Year End Closing but “We need to talk!” and I will keep it short. Well, quite some of you will connect this expression with something negative.  I

Why are the BI consumers not only happy?

I am in the Business Intelligence Business for over 20 years and seldom heard a business user say We have a fantastic Reporting, Analytics and Planning solution, I always have the data I need, New requirements are implemented fast, No need for spreadsheets anymore, Self-Service

Rapid changes in HR needed

COVID-19 is a typical Black Swan event. Nobody could foresee the global impact on our business and daily life. Rapid changes happened in HR but also other areas. We all struggle to get a clear picture about the future. Optimism helps and let us hope

Best Practice Dashboard with SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC)

My colleagues and myself have talked a lot about Data Warehousing, Analytics, Reporting, Predictive and Planning in previous blogs and in several Webinars so far this year. However, we have not touched Best Practice in Dashboarding with SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC). Regardless of the solution,

The Time Dimension in the SAP Data Warehouse Cloud

With Data Warehouse Cloud version 2020.14, SAP has enabled the integration of time dimensions. Why is the time dimension so important? Previously, many aggregation levels of a date column were required in the data to be loaded for SAP Data Warehouse Cloud, e.g. for a

Advanced Analytics

How to make business analytics successful?

Making business analytics easier ✅ and more effective ✅ is challenging. With this blog(series) I present my solution approaches for discussion. ✌

SQLscript solution pattern

Been looking for it for a long time? Now you’ve found it! Our overview of typical problems and solutions in the area of HANA SQLscript. The solution patterns range from purely linguistic problems (e.g. “Which language element do I use to determine the first entry”)

CubeServ Analysis Office Best Practice-Reporting

Simplification for your reporting With the highly formatted standard reporting for simplified “SAP Analysis for Microsoft Office”, you unify and accelerate your Reporting. You run your reporting with Excel, but struggle with the following problems: High complexity Low performance (capacity limits) Difficulties with multiple use

Analytics Designer Hackathon – Clinical Department analysis

This blog post is a submission for the Analytics Designer Hackathon. More information about the hackathon can be found here: Use case Clinical Department analysis Business case The scope of responsibility of Chief Physicians has widened in recent years. Thus, they are not only

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