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In our ongoing series, our CEO Michael Olschimke discusses a question from the audience:

“Regarding the information delivery perspective where the business user likes to have stable reports, is it correct to say that each unique frequency of a required business snapshot date (where the snapshot date is a timestamp), will have its own filter column in the snapshot control table? E.g. weekly, monthly, but also more specific ones to suit a particular business process, like in education the beginning of the nth quartile week to ensure all grades achieved are registered?”

He discusses the importance of having unique filter columns in the snapshot control table for each distinct frequency of a required business snapshot date.

By customizing snapshot date frequencies to suit different business processes, organizations can enhance the accuracy and relevance of their reporting mechanisms.

Michael’s insights highlight the strategic importance of managing snapshot dates effectively to optimize information delivery and drive better decision-making.

Meet the Speaker

Michael Olschimke

Michael has more than 15 years of experience in Information Technology. During the last eight years he has specialized in Business Intelligence topics such as OLAP, Dimensional Modelling, and Data Mining. Challenge him with your questions!

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