Are You After A Great Data Management Recipe? Look No Further.

by Slavko Kastelic | May 04, 2021 | Blog

Data management is a complex field that is becoming even more complex. There are several factors at play, surely you know many of them, but we think that now is the right time to introduce the formal Data Management strategy within the organizations. I started this series in a previous blog with the DAMA DMBOK which covers the strategy aspect. Today I will continue this journey and look at a solution that covers specific knowledge areas of DMBOK. The one CRMT is using and implementing. And we don’t entrust our data just to any environment or solution. Meet Talend.

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Poor Data Management Will Get You In Trouble

by Slavko Kastelic | Apr 20, 2021 | Blog

If you’re not in control of your data you cannot rely on it. And that is a big problem that should be avoided at all costs. Or it’s gonna cost you. Data management is the foundation of your business success.

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Digitalization: The key to survival

by CRMT | Jan 13, 2021 | Blog

The digital transformation used to be a long-term development goal for companies, but in 2020 the COVID-19 changed everything and no industry was immune to the effects that the pandemic had. 

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Business planning is also undergoing a radical transformation

by CRMT | Jan 04, 2021 | Blog

The processes of planning and budgeting – or financial business planning – have changed from a simple mathematical task to real art. Today, financial planning is of strategic importance for companies of all shapes and sizes as the consequences of good or bad decisions are appropriate. So, how do professionals plan?

Learn more – Artificial Intelligence-Supported Software Robots

by CRMT | Jan 04, 2021 | Blog

The software robots provide a truly dramatic acceleration of business digitization. Working with various applications, documents and content pose no challenge for these so-called digital workers.

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Tableau users say goodbye to slow performances thanks to Exasol

by CRMT | Nov 09, 2020 | Blog

Tableau is a well-known data visualization tool that has been around since 2003, with a large customer base and products that generate graph-type data visualizations. In August 2019, the company was acquired by Salesforce for $15.7 billion, thus fulfilling their strategic masterplan to combine enterprise data on one platform. Tableau was always side by side with some of the biggest names in the industry, such as PowerBI, Qlik, or MicroStrategy. The independent analytical powerhouse, Gartner, recognized Tableau as a leader in the industry for several consecutive years, but the company has not gone without its share of challenges along the way, especially performance-wise.

Learn more breaks new ground with its approach to customers

by CRMT | Nov 09, 2020 | Blog

The digital workers or “robots” imitate the work of their human counterparts in a completely unattended mode and have the cognitive capability which is powered by machine learning and neural networks. Using AI simplifies the build process or a robot and at the same time, it decreases the chances of robot failure due to application interface changes, different screen resolution and other problems, which not all providers can say for their platforms.

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Automation in the Manufacturing industry

by CRMT | Oct 15, 2020 | Blog

“Smart” changes in the modern world didn't bypass the manufacturing industry too. Today`s smart factories are unimaginable without 3D smart printers or Internet of Things (IoT) machinery. These modern systems help companies accelerate process orders, manufacture products, and ship to customers faster. Through them, managers and leaders can improve core business processes and stay ahead of competitors.

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Exasol V7 Overview

by CRMT | Aug 10, 2020 | Blog

Exasol Version 7 has improved performance, flexibility and data science capabilities in key areas it is now even easier for you to run analytical models on even larger data volumes to find those business-critical answers and increase visibility.

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Why most users opt for MicroStrategy

by Rusmir Čulić | Aug 04, 2020 | Blog

Only a decade ago, having a BI tool in the company was optional. Nowadays, choosing the right BI tool for your company plays a pivotal role. Over the last couple of months, we hosted 2 Webinars dedicated to MicroStrategy with 150 attendees overall, many of which use other analytical tools, such as Power BI, Cognos, Qlik and Oracle OBIEE.

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RPA - Frequently Asked Questions

by Rusmir Čulić | Jul 14, 2020 | Blog

Companies across industries and over the world are implementing Robotic Process Automation software at an unprecedented rate. According to Gartner, this industry is about to hit a staggering €7-billion in 2020 alone and by the end of 2021, there will be an estimated 4 million robots in business environments.

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Data Integration and cloud-based architecture is a business necessity

by Rusmir Čulić | Jun 02, 2020 | Blog

Over the course of the last few years, companies steered through dynamic waters in deciding whether to have their data integration architecture on-premise or in cloud. Many are slowly transitioning to cloud-based architecture by deploying a hybrid model. Every model has its pros and cons, but one thing is inevitable – on-premises is becoming the new legacy.

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Robotic Process Automation in Energy & Utilities Industry

by CRMT | May 28, 2020 | Blog

Robotic Process Automation(RPA) is a non-invasive, ruled-based software that automates repetitive tasks and processes, which was previously done by humans. Considering the high number of transactions that take place in the E&U sector which are handled by humans, it is not hard to conclude that more transactions handled by humans, the greater chance for human error.

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RPA in Telecom Industry

by CRMT | May 15, 2020 | Blog

In a company, there are various processes spread out through departments. Same is true for a Telco company. How many processes are you aware of? Normally, we are limited to the workflows that we do personally. According to one of the most influential speakers and developers of enterprise standards, Mark von Rosing, there are 3 types of processes; operational, management and supporting processes, which can be further divided into numerous subcategories, amounting to tens of processes within a single organization. 

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Profitability Optimization

by Daniel Potočnik | May 08, 2020 | Blog

In today's complex, highly volatile business environment, achieving profitability is a challenge. Detailed research of profitability levels is usually an unmanageable process as it can not be tracked down to the level of product, project, customer, and service. Profitability optimization is a process that incorporates revenue and total costs (direct and indirect) into analysis to better understand the margins of business at highly detailed levels. Profitability management can be a feasible but simplistic approach that seeks to increase revenue and reduce costs. This practice is attractive because it is simple, but in itself, maximizing revenue is rarely optimal in today's complex business environment.

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Robotic Process Automation for the Banks

by CRMT | Apr 30, 2020 | Blog

It goes without saying that every major bank or other finance company strives to reduce its operational costs while simultaneously remain compliant, drive greater efficiency and productivity.
Robotic process automation or RPA (also called smart or intelligent automation) is a hot commodity for enterprises and a much talked about topic for every company, which strives to take first step towards digital transformation. Introducing RPA means allowing technology to drive higher efficiency in a shorter amount of time at a reduced cost. All that, while your employees focus on other tasks and your customers benefit from a better experience.
Banks need to stay competitive and in step with modernization and customer’s needs, especially since Fin-tech competitors are entering the market, eroding revenue and margins from mainstream banks.

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Scenario Modeling

by Daniel Potočnik | Apr 30, 2020 | Blog

Even the most diligent planners are unlikely to create scenarios that reflect the plight that COVID-19 has on businesses and the economy. The worst-case outcome, which many predicted at the beginning of the year, right now might be the best. This is why scenario modeling is such a critical process among events that affect business.

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Robotic Process Automation for Retail

by CRMT | Apr 23, 2020 | Blog

The wave of digital transformation and automation is happening now and it will take over the world in years to come. More and more enterprises recognized the importance of intelligent automation as a way to be more competitive on the market. According to KPMG, enterprise investment in intelligent automation will reach $231.9 billion in 2025 and a key driver in this growth is predicted to be Robotic Process Automation (RPA).

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Cash Flow Planning

by Daniel Potočnik | Apr 23, 2020 | Blog

Cash flow planning is a concept that every business owner or CFO needs to know and includes looking at a company’s assets and income over a given period and balancing them with current and future liabilities. It takes into account the goals for the growth of the company, the development of new products and services, and the search for efficiency in their realization. Investors love companies with strong cash flows, where income is reliable and growing and where liabilities are predictable.

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Robotic Process Automation Infographics

by CRMT | Apr 20, 2020 | Blog

We prepared a short RPA infographics, where we explain what RPA is all about, what are some of the possible use cases, benefits and facts.

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Robotic Process Automation for Insurance

by CRMT | Apr 17, 2020 | Blog

We live in a world where the future is becoming less and less predictable every day. If insurers want to meet tomorrow’s needs, they will need to transform and become more agile in day-to-day business. According to experts, changing customer behavior, new technologies and business models are going to change the insurance industry in the next 5-10 years and it is already happening.

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Should We Curb Our Energy Appetite?

by Slavko Kastelic | Feb 19, 2020 | Blog

Today’s world runs on oil and electricity. But if energy demands keep rising, so will its prices. We need smarter solutions to handle the consumption of electricity and other energy sources.

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Bridging the gap between routine and creativity with… bots

by CRMT | Feb 13, 2020 | Blog

RPA - addressing the key challenges of today’s businesses – by processing data fast and efficiently in a trustworthy way.

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Don't Get Lost In The Sea Of Data

by CRMT | Feb 11, 2020 | Blog

The Roman philosopher and poet Seneca was known for saying that if you do not know what port you are sailing to, no wind can help you. And it seems that in the flood of data we see in business environments today, many companies are sailing aimlessly.

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How to Decrease Spaghetti Integration as a Result of Processes and Data Fragmentation

by Slavko Kastelic | Jan 14, 2020 | Blog

Cloud computing services have blessed us with greater accessibility and availability of software solutions, but they have also created a big problem – additional process and consequentially also data silos and integration challenges. And that is not good for modern business.

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Six reasons why you should join our webinar and get more information about our solution for IFRS 17

by CRMT | Jan 14, 2020 | Blog

Our 90-minute webinar will take place on Wednesday 26.2.2020 at 13:30 CET.

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Products Are Becoming Services

by Slavko Kastelic | Dec 23, 2019 | Blog

Consumers buy refrigerators to extend the shelf life of foods and to serve cold drinks during the summer months. They buy a car so they can optimally move from point to point. People and businesses buy their products (in most cases) to meet their needs, but this could be solved in other ways than just by purchasing a product.

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IIoT is Business Driven and vice versa

by Slavko Kastelic | Dec 13, 2019 | Blog

Increasing demands for mass customization of products, the complexity of global supply chains, the pressures of cost reductions, faster production, improved safety, and the “always around the corner” crisis prediction, which is already showing its teeth, especially in the automotive industry, are just a few of the challenges that force manufacturing companies to look for new and more effective ways to stay competitive.


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Empower all business users with BI tools - not just 20 %

by Slavko Kastelic | Dec 03, 2019 | Blog

Businesses make thousands of decisions every day – technology and data help them make the right ones. The so-called business intelligence (BI) solutions have been on the market for three and a half decades. One would expect them to be well known and used by all businesses around the world, but this is not the case.


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Talend: Speed and trust are essential to serve business and customer needs

by CRMT | Dec 03, 2019 | Blog

On the 28th of November 2019 CRMT and Talend hosted the event Advance Your Data Journey. In case you were not able to attend it we prepared a recap of the topics discussed. 

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The Main Ingredient Of The Internet Of Things (IoT) Is Data

by Tomaž Lukančič | Oct 15, 2019 | Blog

With IoT companies get real-time insight into the state of the manufacturing process and individual machine; some Slovenian companies are very advanced when it comes to the use and management of IoT solutions while some are still in the initial steps.

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MicroStrategy is The Best BI Platform Year After Year According Gartner, Forrester, BARC, Ventana Research

by Slavko Kastelic | Jun 10, 2019 | Blog

All major analytical companies are publishing yearly analysis of business software solutions for individual areas, Business Intelligence field included. Graphs surely look a bit different from the previous years and the names of the providers have mixed up slightly, but nothing is new at the top – the king of the BI domain remains the MicroStrategy platform. And rightfully so.

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EXASOL | Optimizing analytics in SAP HANA environment

by CRMT | May 16, 2019 | Blog

Successful companies in the so called data-driven economy are forced to analyze large amounts of data and extract value from it. Performance, cost, speed and flexibility of the analytical platforms are crucial elements in achieving business success in this process. Many companies are using modern ERP systems such as SAP and are also performing analytics within. To optimize analytical processes, reduce costs and complexity, they also need to consider alternative approaches, solutions and technologies. EXASOL analytical database solution has excellent performance results in 3 following areas: in-memory capabilities, infrastructure & performance and database management.

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Three most exciting changes that brings new release of MicroStrategy 2019

by Slavko Kastelic | Feb 19, 2019 | Blog

Ready to test out the new features? Make sure you let us know and say hi at It doesn't matter how big your company is - get ready to push your BI and analytics to a higher stage.

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MapR Converged Data Platform – What can it offer and how can we use it?

by Matej Ugrin | Sep 28, 2018 | Blog

Software-defined storage has made the difference in how companies perceive and use data at their disposal. Distributed file systems enabled businesses to better manage their data – locally and in the cloud.

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ThoughtSpot Don’t BI, just search

by Slavko Kastelic | May 15, 2018 | Blog

Let’s face some inevitable facts. Search engines have revolutionized our daily lives by providing us the information we need on the fly. We have all heard of search engines such as Google, Opera, Bing, Netflix, Amazon, Spotify, etc. The question that poses now...

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MicroStrategy: The best BI platform according to Gartner MQ 2018 and Forrester research 2017

by Slavko Kastelic | Mar 30, 2018 | Blog

Independent analyst and research companies are preparing yearly reports on different segments of IT technology and therefore also for Business Intelligence products.

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Quickest Start With Fastest In-memory Analytic Database EXASOL

by Slavko Kastelic | Mar 13, 2018 | Blog

Exasol - the fastest analytic in-memory database on the market

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Analytics Today and Tomorrow

by Slavko Kastelic | Mar 13, 2018 | Blog

Business users more often than not judge their tools by their looks. Sure, a nice, appealing, and user-friendly interface is great to have, but when it comes to analytics, the user interface plays only a minor part in the complete solution equation.

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Consolidation of Reporting and BI Systems Save Time and Money

by Slavko Kastelic | Feb 28, 2018 | Blog

According to Gartner, BI is for more than a decade the number one priority of the IT priorities and investments where “Sixty-four percent of CIOs at top-performing organizations are very or extremely involved in their enterprise’s BI/analytics activities”.

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Best of MicroStrategy BI Platform

by Slavko Kastelic | Dec 18, 2017 | Blog

MicroStrategy, a leading, modern BI platform, has been organically developed for more than 20 years. More recent BI products are visually appealing, but they mostly lack architectures suitable for use throughout the company and thoughtful integration with other systems.

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Best practice for mobile BI apps

by Slavko Kastelic | Dec 17, 2017 | Blog

Mobile devices with their applications are becoming an essential and integral part of business processes which can also be noted in the field of BI (business intelligence). Mobile phones and tablets are more than just additional computing platforms. Users interact with devices wherever they go, making the location an integral part of the process and help them achieve their work goals easier.

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Building a Big Data Platform

by Matej Ugrin | Nov 30, 2017 | Blog

Exasol - the fastest analytic in-memory database on the market

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