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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.
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Practical Business Intelligence
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Developing interactive visual components with QlikSense Desktop

We've now finished loading data and can begin visualizing within the application. In order to do so, we first need to navigate to the App overview icon on the upper left-hand side as seen in the following screenshot:

While initially developing applications with QlikSense, we may get lost between the Data manager and the App overview. Use the icon as your friend to flip back and forth between visualizations and data management.

Building a sheet

Once we are in the App overview, we can create a new sheet to begin our application development. We can name our sheet and add the following description:

Once we've added the Title and Description, we will then need to click on the newly created Inventory Summary icon to begin development, as seen in the following screenshot:

Our Inventory Summary sheet is still completely empty with the exception of the message that lets us know where to click to begin modifying our sheet, as seen in...