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I actually found it easier to learn some basic SQL and go directly from the Database than to use the data warehouse. At least for some of what I am doing.
And speaking of "We do not use the data warehouse (because it is too difficult to maintain / keep healthy)" is there away that you know of to keep all the SQL data together so that we can actually report on our complete history instead of dealing fragments?
With regards to IR/SR - I think the challenge faced a lot is around dates within SCSM. Getting things like items created or resolved by themselves are easy tasks. But when you want to chart IR created against IR resolved regardless of the day (i.e. not the created or resolved date) you have to join to DateDim which is only possible within SQL and not cubes (well not yet at least, cubes seem to be getting a much needed date update in scsm 2016)
With regards to SR/RA/MA - I think the challenge faced from a management perspective is first digesting these new concepts if you're coming out of a "classic" ticketing system where everything is...well just a ticket. SRs seem to be conceptually harder to understand from a reporting perspective since the activities contained therein more times than not, do not pertain to the group (let's say IT management) wants information on. A perfect example being employee onboarding - the SR doesn't have a clear Support Group, because the Activities that make up the SR really define where the work goes (HR, IT, Accounting ,etc.) I would argue that visualizing and charting this is challenging, again when you're coming off of a "classic" ticketing system.
We are creating our own cubes from the DW. The DW has some advantages, such as its MPSync job and we don't have to intimately understand object model. The OOTB cubes are not user-friendly and seem to require more hours effort in maintenance than hours of productive use.
The Data Warehouse is very tricky to maintain due to unforeseen circumstances and lack of developer testing && support.
Getting comments archived was a pain.
Adding DateSlicers to Cubes was a pain.
Cubes randomly remove dateslicer info, running dateslicer PS script every once in a while is a pain.
Jobs getting stuck is a pain.
Cubes not processing is a pain.
Setting Retention Time correctly (both DWRepository and DWDataMart should be the same big number) was a pain.
Learning the differences in schema of SCSM Live Database vs SCSM DW Databases was a pain.
Developing a solution for Service Desk to search Archived Tickets efficiently was a pain.
Reporting a DW Corruption bug to MS (whom since have done nothing) was a pain.
TLDR - Pain Awaits all who enter the SCSM Data Warehouse Gates.
The cubes enables excel-people (which most are capable of managing) to at leastt with some creativity get the job done. Even though the dateslicers are a pre-req for even the simplest of reports.
Due to the non-existing documentation in the area the cubes require lots of understanding before using.
This area has LOTS of improvement capabilities..
But for a cutom value, the same ID is something like Enum.29e2bd691f984134a0e158945142974a unless you edited the XML.
Also, remember to Join the enumeration on DisplayStringView to get a readable value, and filter to the language of your choice. Something like this (extremely simplified):
Basically, you can get all the data you want out of the datawarhouse without the cubes and power bi makes it pretty easy to do so. It takes a bit of work to get it setup the first time, but then works very well after that.