A lot of companies have to rely on data of the most diverse origin and quality for their HR concerns when said data is needed for controlling and planning purposes. A lack of data quality and laborious processes are the result. The internationally successful eCommerce company shopware, a large manufacturer of online shopping systems in Germany, has implemented the noventum HR-Analytics software solution for its human resources activities.

Whether blockchain technology has disruptive qualities remains to be seen. The hype surrounding Bitcoin, Blockchain & Co. often conceals the fact that the technology is still largely in its infancy. Concrete use cases are being developed, but it must be shown what real benefits the technology is capable of providing. noventum consultant Tobias Schmidt describes what IT strategists should pay attention to.

With "noventum HR-Analytics", the retail group dm-drogerie markt has found a standard solution with a human resources data warehouse and a BI solution based on Microsoft SQL Server and MicroStrategy. With proactive and intuitive analyses, dm strategically sets up its personnel work. noventum supplied the concept and the software.

noventum consulting is one of the 100 best employers in Germany! At the festive gala at the Titanic Chaussee Hotel in Berlin noventum's managing director Uwe Rotermund, his deputy and personnel manager Frank Petersen and several employees accepted the award. Since 2006 noventum consulting has participated in the nationwide competition with great success. In an interview, Frank Petersen provides information about the competition and its significance for noventum.

Nobilia starting to transition personnel management processes over to PERSIS HRM standard software

 

The basic EU data protection regulation is everywhere! Especially in the big data and business intelligence environment, fundamental conflicts of interest arise and widespread paradigms for data storage and analysis may need to be questioned.

The outsourcing market already reached ever new record levels in the past, both domestically and internationally. The number and complexity of provider agreements keeps increasing, so do the challenges for the IT procurement department. Not only does the latter have to master shorter sourcing cycles, but ever more frequently said department is also taking on the role of provider management. In the future, the IT procurement department – as central bearer of know-how – will decisively co-determine what’s going on in sourcing in the company. Whether or not the department assumes the leading role will, to a certain extent, depend on who within the company is one step ahead in terms of specialist knowledge.

Quite often, SharePoint projects are conceptualised and set up to mirror their technical capabilities. In many companies, the initiative for such projects originates from the technical department which considers SharePoint no different from any other software product and rolls it out. In this, questions regarding the “why” and “what for” are often asked too late. As such, failure over the short or long term is pre-programmed, given that the SharePoint technology is considerably meshing with the internal communication and collaboration processes. That, however, requires the support of all parties involved, from the responsible manager all the way to the user side.

Data Analysis Expressions (DAX) is a query and modelling language for SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) Tabular, Power-BI, and Excel Power Pivot. Calculated columns, tables, and user-defined Measures can be created at a very sophisticated level.

How useful DAX is in business practice is impressively illustrated by a development in the area of the Development in Pay Act. This relatively new law provides employees with the right to demand valid proof from their employer for the commensurability of their own remuneration in comparison to employees with similar activities. With the help of the HR-Analytics solution of noventum, which also relies on the DAX formula language, companies can comply with this obligation.

As reporting and analysis tool, HR-A traditionally conduces to human resources management. However, report recipients are also increasingly located at all levels of management and in other areas of the company: from production, via logistics and commerce, all the way to internal marketing and PR departments. As such, the increasing technical possibilities are turning noventum HR-Analytics (HR-A) into a future-oriented analysis and planning instrument.

The family-owned company BRITA, based in Taunusstein, Germany, is a leader in the field of drinking water optimization and is represented on all five continents. It operates a complex data warehouse to meet its diverse commercial requirements. By upgrading its SQL Server software to the latest version of 2016 SP1, the company is now able to use the various new functions of the Standard Edition and to remain technically up to date with justifiable effort.

Publishing House expands its DWH as a central information system. An intelligent analysis of customer and online user data enables targeted and customer-oriented marketing.

For most companies the use of cloud services is initially often a step-by-step experiment. Based on individual accounts with one of the major cloud providers, various employees explore the possibilities and get an idea of what might be of interest to their company or department.

Over the past few years, more and more IT service providers have relocated services to countries with lower wage levels, especially India. The aim of this offshoring is to meet the increased competitive and cost pressure of the markets. However, many companies had to realize after outsourcing that the expected savings potentials can only be partially realized. 

Today, most companies have already had experience with the cloud. Not only beginners in the cloud topic ask themselves the question of the correct procedure.

Using the concrete example of the relocation of an HR analytics application to a cloud environment, some special features of cloud computing in the BI environment are presented in the newest novum online article.

As if the IT-technological development of the last decades had only been an insignificant foreplay, digitization is on everyone's lips. No socially relevant field remains unaffected by this and it seems to be all about the question of speed. The demand for agility and flexibility sets the pace, and this has already clarified what the dynamics of digitization are aimed at. The different players are quite differently positioned and IT departments in companies are often unable to keep up with the pace on their own.

Together with Microsoft and CAST, the market leader for software analysis and measurement, noventum offers a workshop offer for companies that want to test their way into the cloud.

Even in centrally managed international corporations, national or local developments have repeatedly occurred over the years, which run counter to a uniform approach. Such developments are often pragmatic and good, often they are simply expensive.

A business culture that is characterised by trust and performance provides a broad foundation for successful business activities to the benefit of customers, the company's employees, and all other parties participating in the business eco system. In an interview, the managing director of noventum, Uwe Rotermund, is explaining the interconnections.

2G Energy AG, the world market leader for combined heat and power plants, simplifies controlling and controlling internal processes with a new business intelligence platform. The noventum BI consultants designed the enterprise data warehouse project "2G-Facts"