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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

Introduction to SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio

SAP's BI client portfolio is very wide and offers multiple tools. SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio is for those users who want to consume models from SAP HANA and SAP BW. In the following diagram, we can clearly see the various tools from the Common Platform Service and Interoperability:

Some of the salient features of SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio are as follows:

  • It facilitates pre-built templates with guided procedures for faster design
  • It can consume Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) directly from SAP HANA, semantic layers, and SAP BW
  • It has a flexible SDK to customize visualizations, dashboards, and apps
  • It facilitates the reusability of queries, InfoCubes, SAP HANA, and other data models/marts
  • It has an Eclipse-based design environment that is easy to scale

From a usage perspective, an IT and business team...