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Practical Business Intelligence

By : Ahmed Sherif
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Practical Business Intelligence

By: Ahmed Sherif

Overview of this book

Business Intelligence (BI) is at the crux of revolutionizing enterprise. Everyone wants to minimize losses and maximize profits. Thanks to Big Data and improved methodologies to analyze data, Data Analysts and Data Scientists are increasingly using data to make informed decisions. Just knowing how to analyze data is not enough, you need to start thinking how to use data as a business asset and then perform the right analysis to build an insightful BI solution. Efficient BI strives to achieve the automation of data for ease of reporting and analysis. Through this book, you will develop the ability to think along the right lines and use more than one tool to perform analysis depending on the needs of your business. We start off by preparing you for data analytics. We then move on to teach you a range of techniques to fetch important information from various databases, which can be used to optimize your business. The book aims to provide a full end-to-end solution for an environment setup that can help you make informed business decisions and deliver efficient and automated BI solutions to any company. It is a complete guide for implementing Business intelligence with the help of the most powerful tools like D3.js, R, Tableau, Qlikview and Python that are available on the market.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Practical Business Intelligence
Credits
About the Author
About the Reviewer
www.PacktPub.com
Customer Feedback
Preface

Getting started with QlikSense Desktop


One of the main advantages with data discovery and visualization tools such as QlikSense is that there is minimal overhead when it comes to getting started with the application whether it be downloading, installing, or configuring components. So let's begin.

Downloading QlikSense

We can download the latest version of QlikSense by visiting the following website:  http://www.qlik.com/us/products/qlik-sense/desktop and clicking on the TRY OR BUY button on the upper right-hand side as seen in the following screenshot:

That will then lead us to a page where we have the option to either download QlikSense Desktop or QlikSense Cloud. We can then go ahead and click on the FREE DOWNLOAD button underneath QlikSense Desktop as seen in the following screenshot:

Once selected, the next page will be a registration form to enter contact information, for Qlik to find out something about you before you download QlikSense. Once you submit the form the download process...