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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

Design Studio architecture

Depending on the need and use case, SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio can be used both locally and integrated in the BI platform. If we need the application just for evaluation/prototype purposes, we can create it in local mode. However, for a productive solution, we have to switch to the BI platform by adding data sources.

The prerequisite for using a BI platform server is that the Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) data source connection to the SAP HANA system or to the SAP NetWeaver BW systems containing business data should be created.

Let's take a deeper look at the various deployment options.

Deployment platform as BI

The following are some of the key points related to this deployment...