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Using a Data Warehouse to Deliver ACO Metrics

Vinod Nair
Posted 12/19/14
This post shares some best practices we have utilized while implementing data warehouses for healthcare organizations participating in a new care model, called Accountable Care Organization (ACO). ACO requires changes in care management and related business processes, including IT enablement.  The post will focus on the technology side of the implementation. Current State of...

Dunn Solutions Data Experts Predict Royals Win World Series

Dongyang Li
Posted 10/21/14
How often do you get to mix work with fun?  Well, if you work at Dunn Solutions with SAP products, all the time.  But when we got the opportunity to enter the “Early Bird Baseball Challenge” we got a chance to take fun to the next level- predict who was going to win the 2014 World Series! Obviously, lots of people try to predict who is going to win and for many reasons (just go to...

SAP BI Configuration of SSO for Chrome And Firefox

Ivan Martinez
Posted 7/24/14
One of the main benefits of using the SAP BI Enterprise platform is its compatibility with Windows Active Directory authentication. This compatibility allows users to login to the SAP BI platform using the same credentials that they use to login to their work computer, email, intranet sites and any other platforms that their company might have set-up. Not only can the users access the platform...

Operational Data Provisioning - SAP BW 7.4 on SAP HANA

Posted 7/18/14
In this post we'll discuss a few recent developments in the SAP HANA space, including new features available in the recent versions of SAP BW on SAP HANA. My objective here is not to write a How-To Document (there are way too many how-to docs available from SAP), but rather to start a discussion. While there are many new features/functionalities introduced with the latest version, there is...

Free QlikView Jump-Start

Brandon Novy
Posted 5/13/14
As an instructor, I’m often asked if I’ve heard of different brands of software.  One of the most commonly mentioned programs is a dashboarding tool called QlikView.  I noticed that there is a free, personal edition on their web site, so I thought I’d give it a shot.  Once I passed the hurdle of bringing in my data set, I was amazed at how quickly things “just worked.”  I...

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