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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)

About the Authors

Nelson Enriquez is a multicultural executive and business leader with more than 17 years of experience in IT, strategy and planning areas, with specializations in business studies at Stanford (U.S.A), INSEAD (France), and EGADE (Mexico). He has international experience of working on several projects in other geographical locations including Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and South America, that are focalized in business integration, valuing and acquiring technology-related companies (the Due Diligence process), and integrating IT-related operations to company standards (Mergers and Acquisitions). He also has experience in retail, pharma, services, and manufacturing industries as a partner at an IT services company, in Monterrey, as an External Director in a Big Five consultant firm, and as a IT Planning Director at Tier 1 Retail in Mexico.

Samundar Singh Rathore is a data warehousing and business intelligence consultant, and a trainer with extensive experience on various data warehousing business intelligence products. He has worked with a large business and analytics organization with specialization in investment and healthcare domain data. He is currently working as a MicroStrategy administrator and architect. He was born in Mundara, Rajasthan, and raised in Mumbai, Maharashtra, which is the financial capital of India. He speaks Hindi and English, and he is also proficient in Java and SQL. He is an active member and the "Guru" of the MicroStrategy official discussion forum at https://resource.microstrategy.com/Forum/UserProfile.aspx?uid=8557.