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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

Use case – creating an analytical application

To create an analytical application, we can use any of the three different data sources, which are SAP HANA view, SAP BO Universe, and BW query. In our use case, we will use SAP HANA view as the data source, and then look at the process of using SAP BO Universe. You can try creating (on your own) an analytical application with BW query, as the steps are very similar to what we will see with SAP HANA and SAP BO Universe.

Let's get started and create an application in SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio, using SAP HANA view as the data source. Here, we will again reuse the same HANA views that we had from eFashion (CALC_AN_SALES). Perform the following steps:

  1. First, we need to make sure that Preferred Startup Mode for Design Studio is SAP BusinessObjects BI platform. If it isn't, then we need to change it and then restart...