Now Available: Noetix Generator for Tableau

We are pleased to introduce Noetix Generator for Tableau, the newest member of the Noetix family of Generators.  By creating simplified mappings of the data structures within Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) in the form of business views and analytics models, Noetix Generator unlocks the power of Tableau with intuitive access to rich business metadata for […]

Are Graph Databases the Shiny New Object in MDM?

I recently read a great blog post on smartdatacollective.com, From Master Data to Master Graph by Peter Perera.  I found myself agreeing with almost everything in the post, particularly once I realised he was using terminology slightly differently to how we would here at Magnitude Software (in particular I suspect he and I think of different things when we refer to “MDM Applications”).  What’s interesting is that although I’m in broad agreement with the arguments made, I’m not yet convinced with his conclusion of the post (which as I understood it is that graph database technology is the best foundation for master data management systems). Read more

Fear or Greed: What’s Driving Your Information Management?

Lately we’ve been spending a fair amount of time talking to banks and investment firms about their information management challenges. One industry insider recently summed it all up for me by stating that organizations in this industry are motivated by one of two things – fear or greed. It might sound a bit crass, but that’s not a bad thing and I think it reflects the reality of the market we all, not just banks and investment firms, operate in.
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Magnitude Software Ships Noetix Analytics 5.4!

Magnitude Software’s Product Development team is excited to announce the general availability of Noetix Analytics 5.4! This release includes new content, performance enhancements, consolidation of objects and streamlined maintenance and upgrades to improve the overall ownership experience for our customers. This release has been in the works for more than a year and includes major contributions from many team members across multiple groups and time zones. A huge thank you to everyone involved in making this happen! Read more

Now Available: NoetixViews 6.4.1 with Support for Oracle EBS version 12.2

Magnitude Software is pleased to introduce NoetixViews 6.4.1, a maintenance release that adds support for Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) version 12.2 and protects reports and queries from database changes introduced in 12.2. Performance enhancements have been made to 116 views across 20 modules and new columns have been added to 11 views. Enhanced customer support is available for custom EBS tables and views. Read more

Building the Data Warehouse Semantic Layer

Kimball Group puts out some fantastic design tips, and one I especially liked in the last year was one from Joy Mundy (Design Tip #158 Making Sense of the Semantic Layer).  The arrival of this in my inbox was extremely timely because I was at the time involved in a disagreement with a BI consultant who was currently specialized in one of the new breed of BI tools.  His position was that semantic layers were unnecessary and the realm of “traditional, IT-centric reporting environments.”  If I didn’t understand that, well, I just didn’t understand the niche that particular product was fulfilling towards the goal of enabling ad-hoc end user reporting without IT involvement.  The argument started because I was inquiring about the capability of third-party solutions like Kalido of preconfiguring the semantic layer for the tool rather than having to manually configure it. Read more