Replacement of central source systems
Copenhagen Business School is Denmark’s largest educational and research institution within social sciences and business economics with approx. 20,000 students and 1,500 employees. To support CBS ‘decision-making and development processes, the Department of Business Information & Analytics displays data and reports for approx. 1,500 Power BI users, which helps ensure the coherence of data and processes in the organization.
For several years, CBS wanted to upgrade their financial and business system to Navision Stat, which is the state’s decentralized financial management system. Before this could be realized, there was a need for a major adaptation and replacement of their systems as well as the BI foundation. The upgrade to Navision Stat involved the replacement of five of CBS’ central source systems. The systems were interdependent and therefore had to be upgraded at the same time.
“One of the success criteria was that we had to report relatively quickly after the project went live. So we could not wait for the solution to be fully developed and for all source systems to be implemented before we could start working on the reporting solution. Therefore, it was necessary to have Kapacity onboard; so there was a constant development”, says Kristian Dyhr, CFO at CBS.