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Discovering Business Intelligence using MicroStrategy 9

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Discovering Business Intelligence using MicroStrategy 9

Overview of this book

Business Intelligence is a type of technology that has been proven to support business decisions in an organization. MicroStrategy 9 is a fully-integrated BI platform that makes Business Intelligence faster, easier, and more user-friendly. It enables businesses to generate their own reports and dashboards without the need for technical knowledge.This practical, hands-on guide will provide Business Intelligence for executives, as well as enable BI reports and dashboards without the dependency of IT savvy personnel. It will allow you to design, build, and share business relevant data in hours, in a secure way, including mobile devices and show you how to leverage your transactional information.This example-oriented book looks at the value proposition of cloud computing and the MicroStrategy platform, and features practical exercises for BI reports and dashboard enablement, including the design phase and best practices for when we design a BI report.The book begins with an exploration of MicroStrategy along with typical business needs. Our focus then shifts to best practices for BI reports and dashboard definitions from the functional stand point, with easy-to-do exercises that will allow you to enable the reports in the platform. You will learn about scorecards and dashboards, along with sharing the reports. Next, you will get acquainted with cloud-based services provided by the MicroStrategy platform. By the end of this book, you will able to design, enable, and share BI reports and dashboards without the need for comprehensive technical knowledge, and leverage the latest technology on the market.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)

Summary


In this chapter, we learned how to share our scorecards and dashboards via several channels such as e-mails, social networks (Twitter and Facebook), and blogs or corporate intranet sites.

The objective is to share our reports in order to trigger collaboration and gather knowledge for problem solving or root cause analysis for our business issues via a BI reports.

We discovered that it is very easy to share our reports in a mobile device or tablet; regardless of the technology vendor, the functionality is exactly the same. In fact, we can design our scorecards or dashboards for specific screen sizes for our mobile device, for example, arrange visualization objects in one single column instead of two or more to avoid scrolling in the screen. The only constraint of this option is the always-connected requirement of the device for the report access.