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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
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Section 2: Data Visualization, Analysis, and Reporting
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Section 3: BI Platform Features and Deployment

SAP BusinessObject Analysis

In this chapter, we'll learn how to create a basic workbook with SAP BusinessObjects Analysis for Microsoft Office. This will help us learn how to use BEx query elements in the SAP BusinessObjects Analysis edition for Microsoft Office. We will create a report on a BEx query to analyze our SAP BW data. We'll also see how to manage SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse (BW) and SAP HANA data sources for Microsoft Office functionality. We will also try our hands with direct access to SAP HANA views and display and analyze the data in SAP BusinessObjects Analysis edition for Microsoft Office.

After completing this chapter, you should be familiar with the functionality of SAP BusinessObjects Analysis editions for Microsoft and Online Analytical Processing (OLAP). We'll conclude this chapter by creating a live Microsoft PowerPoint presentation...