In Release 4.0A, the Information System for investment programs
includes functions for summarization. Using the Information System,
you can update and analyze a summarized dataset. Some of the
advantages of this summarization are:
The drilldown reports that access the summarized dataset have
better performance than reports that do not use summarization.
The summarized data set can also accept data from other local
systems. These systems could be R/3 systems, R/2 systems or other
Since you can manage several versions of the summarization
database, this allows you to save "snapshots" of the investment
data of your enterprise.