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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


One key characteristic of mobile BI is the fact that it is fully interactive with the BI content delivered to mobile devices. Some additional features of mobile BI are as follows:

  • The ability to access our reports anytime and anywhere, even offline, in order to review critical business information and take actions

  • The flexibility to share information via e-mail or messages from the mobile device with other people, in order to collaborate and share data

  • The ability to navigate and drill down the BI reports in the mobile device with the same experience as a personal computer, in terms of usability and response time

The value proposition of the mobile BI offer is about pragmatic solutions: to deliver information needed to make immediate decisions with context, not just to push lots of data into the mobile device of the business user.

The MicroStrategy Mobile option is a flexible and easy-to-use alternative to enable a mobile BI strategy that enables mobile users to access our scorecards...