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LABS optimizes data processes from UNIQA Capital Markets

With the introduction of labs.DWH, UNIQA Capital Markets (UCM) receives a powerful data warehouse to drive data analysis.
The solution developed by LABS, enables the Austrian company to generate flexible reports.

labs.DWH is a data warehouse where all data sources are merged. It was developed especially for the financial industry. Specifically, asset managers and insurance companies are offered a basis for stable processes. Moreover, labs.DWH enables flexible connectivity for additional reporting- and analysis modules, such as scenarios and What-if Analysis.

The implemented labs.DWH at UCM is complemented by the workflow manager labs.FLOW. This way, the company secures complete automatization and monitoring of the entire data import and data transformation processes. The integration of various LABS products minimizes the process costs for UCM while it simultaneously increases data quality.

“The new and manifold analysis possibilities were crucial for us. As a result, we continue to optimize Asset Management as well as the decision processes,“ says Dr. Andreas Bertl, Managing Director at UCM. “In parallel, we replace individual evaluations by means of standardized reports and processes.“

Efficient work processes and higher data security - there is a further company by UNIQA Insurance Group that benefits here: With the support of labs.DWH and labs.FLOW, UNIQA Real Estate will deliver complex future requirements in the analysis- and reporting area.

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labs.STAR 3.4 – Latest Version Introduced at UserGroupMeeting

In April the fifth user-meeting for the tax and dividend reporting solution labs.STAR took place at Lupus alpha Business Solutions (LABS). In a round of 26 labs.STAR users and experts of LABS, the latest version of the solution was introduced. In the further course of the meeting the attendees discussed the upcoming changes in investment tax law, and how the implementation of those could be mastered. In the final disscussion round, the users had the opportunity to express their wishes and requirements regarding future developments of the software solution.


Happy Easter!

LABS wishes you and your family relaxing Easter holidays!


Ampega Investment Opts for Data Warehouse Suite by LABS

Ampega Investment has opted for the data warehouse suite labs.DWH, the workflow manager labs.FLOW and the implementation of regulatory requirements regarding managed funds within the scope of Solvency II with LABS. The company has been using the tax and dividend reporting solution labs.STAR for six years and expands the cooperation with LABS with the current decision for additional LABS solutions.

Read the press release here.


Merry Christmas!

labs wishes you and your family enjoyable holidays and a happy new year!


labs Wins First Customer in Austria: UNIQA Capital Markets Opts for labs.DWH

UNIQA Capital Markets GmbH, the investment management subsidiary of UNIQA Insurance Group AG with headquaters in Vienna has opted for the data warehouse solution labs.DWH by lupus alpha Business Solutions (labs), as well as the additional software products labs.FLOW, labs.PORTAL and labs.FundCockpit. This makes UNIQA Capital Markets labs’ first customer in Austria.

Read the press release here.


SimCorp Publish Client-Story about Lupus alpha

Based on an interview with the managing director of Lupus alpha Business Solutions (labs), Matthias Biedenkapp, SimCorp has published a client-story about the successfull use of their software at Lupus alpha.

Lupus alpha have been using the front-to-back-solution SimCorp Dimension (SCD), supported by an Investment Book of Record (IBOR), since 2004. The flexible solution gives Lupus alpha access to accurate, real-time data to meet their clients demands and support investment decision-making. 

A year ago the two companies established a cooperation whereby labs can offer the software to small and medium-sized investment companies and family offices based on a hosting-solution.

Read the complete story here.


Asset Manager FEHO Opts for labs Data Warehouse

The Frankfurt-based asset management firm FEHO Vermögensverwaltung has opted for the data warehouse solution labs.DWH as a central data platform as well as the supplementing workflow manager labs.FLOW, both products by labs. The basis for decision-making were the goals of achieving a higher level of automation and harmonization of all external data. Both will be achieved with the implementation of the labs solutions. Furthermore, the attached reporting platform labs.FundCockpit offers broad reporting functionalities with high quality presentation in an online dashboard and other formats.


Riedel Holding Implement Hosting-Solution by labs

The Nuremberg-based single family office has opted for the implementation of the innovative solution labs.HOSTING by Lupus alpha Business Solutions (labs). Moving forward, Riedel Holding will use the solution as an accounting and reporting platform and will be provided with access to SimCorp Dimension, the data warehouse labs.DWH, and the dashboard-solution labs.FundCockpit.

Read the entire press release here.


Dr. Thomas Stehlik New Managing Director at Lupus alpha Business Solutions

Lupus alpha Business Solutions GmbH (labs) have expanded their management board as of August 1st 2015. Dr. Thomas Stehlik (44) has already worked at Lupus alpha from 2004 to 2006, consulting in strategic and conceptional issues and therewith making an important contribution to the development of the company’s  corporate culture. As of now he will reinforce the management board of labs. His  responsabilities will mainly be business and organizational development as well as finance and regulatory services.

Read the entire press release here.


labs Introduce New Workflow-Manager labs.FLOW

At this year's TDWI Conference in Munich from 22nd to 24th June, visitors had the chance to catch up on the latest trends and developments in Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing. Lupus alpha Business Solutions (labs) were represented with a booth and a presentation on the topic "Data Warehouse in Asset Management". At the presentation, labs introduced their latest product development to a broad audience: the new workflow-manager labs.FLOW.

labs.FLOW was previously labs.ETL, an ETL-management tool. As a complementary product to the data warehouse by labs, labs.DWH, labs.FLOW serves for the transformation of data from various sources into labs.DWH.

With labs.FLOW both business users and developers can flexibly carry out complex ETL-processes easily and time-controlled. The solution is employed for the execution of all loading and transformation processes in connection with labs.DWH. However, labs.FLOW also works as a stand-alone-solution.


Warburg Invest Opt for Solutions by labs

Warburg Invest Luxemburg have opted for implementing the data warehouse labs.DWH and reporting solution labs.FundCockpit by Lupus alpha Business Solutions (labs). The decision was made as part of a large-scale project across the entire organization on restructuring the fund business. As a result, the previously implemented asset management software SimCorp Dimension (SCD) will be optimized and the service quality for clients increased.

Read the complete story here.


New Version of labs.STAR now Available

labs.STAR 3.3. with new functionalities is now available for our customers. The new version 3.3. comes with enhanced analytic functionalities: The user is now able to display hirachies within calculation templates. Therewith, field dependencies are displayable in a strucutred manner down to account level. This new functionality simplifies the extension of existing calculation models by making it more transparent and comprehensible.

In order to increase the usability of labs.STAR, the help-funtion was upgraded extensively and is now available context-sensitive. The user can retrieve additional information on the function currently used, which makes searching within the software-documentation redundant.

The labs.STAR product-team works very closely with our customers in order to continously enhance the software.

Would you like to find out more about labs.STAR? Give us a call or send us an email to set up a personal presentation.


labs Expand Significantly in the First Five Months

Since the beginning of the year lupus alpha Business Solutions (labs) have hired no less than five new employees. They support different divisions of the company, such as customer services, product consulting and the reporting team. With many years of experience in different areas of expertise, such as data warehousing and SimCorp Dimension (SCD), our new employees support and strengthen our team and contribute to the company's success.

Considering this and further planned increases in workforce, labs continue their expansion course. Currently, we have open positions for software developers. For further information please visit our career site.


labs is Now a Member of TDWI Germany

Within in last few years, TDWI Germany (The Data Warehousing Institute) has become the central community when it comes to business intelligence and data warehousing. With the association's 16 sites in Germany, Switzerland and Austria, TDWI is a pulse generator in the field of BI and DW.

With this new membership, labs have joined a very attractive network. Last year alone, TDWI have organized more than 40 informative round table-gatherings at varying locations. For clients of labs, this membership offers a close connection to a very interesting and broad BI and DW network.

For the first time, labs will participate with a booth as this year's TDWI Conference, which will be taking place from 22 - 24 June. A visit at out booth will give you the chance to speak to our experts about the topics business intelligence, big data and data warehousing and to find out more about our solutions in the area. Furthermore, Matthias Biedenkapp, managing director of labs, will present a case study at the conference.

For more information about TDWI and the conference 2015, please visit


labs Hosting Solution Receives Innovation Award

labs Hosting Solution has been granted the IT innovation award 2015 by Initiative Mittelstand (medium sized businesses initiative), which the organization has been issuing for twelve years to companies that develop innovative IT solutions and contribute value to medium sized businesses. The solution by labs which is based on the principle "Software-as-a-Service" convinced the expert jury in the category "finance" and was awarded as "Best of 2015".

In 2013, the tax and dividend reporting solution labs.STAR received the award in the same category. Microsoft Germany was the patron of this year's innovation award.

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State Street Bank opt for labs.STAR

State Street Bank GmbH with headquaters in Munich have opted for the implementation of labs.STAR, the tax and dividend reporting solution by Lupus alpha Business Solutions GmbH.

Read the entire press release here.


4. UserGroupMeeting for labs.STAR Clients

On March 26, the UserGroupMeeting (UGM) for our labs.STAR clients will take place for the fourth time already. The three previous meetings for users of our tax and dividend reporting solution were very successfull, as the participants were able to inform themselves first hand about new features in the software and, furthermore, participate in the development of labs.STAR's roadmap.

This time we will focus on the introduction of the latest version - labs.STAR. 3.3. The exchange between users and the collection of suggestions for the roadmap 2015 are an inherent part of the event.

During the past few years the client base of labs has grown steadily. By now, nine clients have labs.STAR in use and one more client is currently in the process of implementation. In regard of the new hire of tax specialist Michael Hahnisch as product manager for labs.STAR and thanks to our profoundly experienced team of developers, we confine in our ability to continously improve labs.STAR and in keeping up our success in the long run.


labs Expand Product Management for Tax Reporting

Following seven new hires in 2014, labs continue their expansion strategy and start the New Year with further recruitment. Starting in January 2015, Michael Hahnisch will strengthen the product management-team for the tax and dividend reporting solution labs.STAR as a product manager.

With regard to his 12 years of professional experience in the technical and functional development of tax regulation related concepts, Mr. Hahnisch is considered an expert in this field.  In notable companies, such as KPMG Consulting, BearingPoint und DIAMOS, where he held positions as senior consultant and product manager, he was able to gain profound experience with issues that unfold in the tax reporting of investment companies.

As a product manager, Mr. Hahnisch will significantly add to the development of labs.STAR, as well as participating in integration projects of the solution and attending to the care of existing customers.

News-Archive 2014