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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


With this chapter, we laid the foundations for the book. The intention was to quickly go through the basic concepts and refresh users who are already familiar with SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.2. By now, we should have learned the basics of BusinessObjects 4.2 and the different tools available to use in a business scenario. We also learned how to access various data sources with and without a SAP BusinessObject Universe. We will use these data sources, connections, and business layers in the upcoming chapters.

In the next chapter, we will learn how to create a basic workbook with SAP BusinessObjects Analysis for Microsoft Office, followed by creating a presentation using BusinessObjects Analysis for Microsoft PowerPoint.