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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

Overview of the BI platform suite

The BI platform is a reliable solution for delivering interactive reports to end users. This is done through applications, whether they run from the intranet, extranet, internet, or corporate portal. The BI platform can be installed on a single machine or over a network. Let's take a look at the integration of the BI platform with a customer's existing infrastructure and systems:

The following server components are installed:

  • Platform services
  • Connection services
  • Data federator services
  • SAP Crystal Reports services
  • Web Intelligence services
  • Dashboard services
  • Mobile services
  • Life cycle management

The following third-party components are installed:

  • Tomcat 8.0 or later
  • Subversion

The following client tools are installed:

  • Web Intelligence Rich Client (WRC)
  • Business View Manager (BVM)
  • Report Conversion Tool
  • Universe Design...