Jedox is introducing one of the most anticipated new features this year with version 2021.3: Virtual Dimensions. Virtual Dimensions are a game changer to simplify Jedox data models for integrated planning. Better yet, they enable even more powerful ad hoc data analysis. Read more about how you can use Virtual Dimensions in Jedox and how end users can gain faster insights for better decisions.

The flexible multidimensional Jedox data models, also known as data cubes, are perfect for organizing and visualizing huge amounts of data for integrated planning and analysis. Jedox Virtual Dimensions take this flexibility to the next level by enabling end-users to freely analyze data that was previously organized hierarchically.

Model builders can enable dimension attributes to be used as Virtual Dimensions for Jedox Views with a simple click in Jedox Modeler. Now, Jedox end users can pivot and slice and dice their data as needed and use the Virtual Dimensions to enter values and comments.

For example, let’s say that you are analyzing your product sales and would like to see sales by an attribute such as color, price, or the assigned account representative. Simply flag these attributes as “Virtual Dimensions” in Jedox Modeler. They are immediately available in any cube that uses this dimension as well as in the Jedox Paste View dialogue for self-service analysis with drag and drop.

Choose an attribute as “virtual dimension”

 

Jedox manages the dimensions automatically in the background and if an attribute value changes, the dimension updates in real time. So, Virtual Dimensions make it much faster for model builders to design flexible data models. They help simplify cube structures and reporting since you no longer need to maintain parallel hierarchies or build custom reports. For Jedox end users who need fast insights to make better decisions, Virtual Dimensions ensure access to the right information at the right time.

Check out the feedback from Jedox customers who beta-tested the new feature. Jedox Virtual dimensions are now generally available in Jedox 2021.3:

“It is a game changer that will simplify my cube clusters and reduce the number of cubes and their complexity. Can’t wait.”

“Very helpful. This makes ad-hoc reporting more meaningful and flexible.”

“Very useful. This will be less time-consuming in development and a cleaner and more straightforward solution.”

For a complete overview of new features, optimizations and improvements in Jedox version 2021.3 read the Release Notes on the Jedox Knowledge Base.