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SAP Business Intelligence Quick Start Guide

By : Vinay Singh
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SAP Business Intelligence Quick Start Guide

By: Vinay Singh

Overview of this book

The SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform is a powerful reporting and analysis tool. This book is the ideal introduction to the SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform, introducing you to its data visualization, visual analytics, reporting, and dashboarding capabilities. The book starts with an overview of the BI platform and various data sources for reporting. Then, we move on to looking at data visualization, analysis, reporting, and analytics using BusinessObjects Business Intelligence tools. You will learn about the features associated with reporting, scheduling, and distribution and learn how to deploy the platform. Toward the end, you will learn about the strategies and factors that should be considered during deployment. By the end, you will be confident working with the SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform to deliver better insights for more effective decision making.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)
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Section 1: Introduction to SAP Business Intelligence
Section 2: Data Visualization, Analysis, and Reporting
Section 3: BI Platform Features and Deployment

BI Platform Deployment

This chapter describes the BI platform architecture and the systems and servers involved in it. We will identify the requirements and then, based on our findings, plan a deployment. Later in this chapter, we will also see some deployment and configuration options and steps for SAP BusinessObjects 4.2. We will look to understand proper deployment strategy and the factors that we should consider during deployment.

In this chapter, we will learn about the following:

  • BI platform architecture and system
  • Identifying requirements and planning deployment
  • Deployment and configuration of SAP BI 4.2
  • Deployment administration