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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

SAP BusinessObject Web Intelligence

In this chapter, you'll be introduced to the SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence (WebI) tool—what it is and the architectural concept for it. We will learn how to create a SAP BusinessObjects WebI document and how to use features like query, report, and analyze with SAP BusinessObjects WebI. We will also walk through the concepts of breaks, WebI calculation, groups, and the data manager in WebI. We will, just like in previous chapters, take eFashion as our source and create a WebI report step-by-step. This chapter should enable you to use SAP BusinessObjects WebI to view, analyze, and create reports based on data (for example sales, products, and stores) and get familiar with the basic functions of SAP BusinessObjects WebI.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • SAP BusinessObjects WebI
  • Creating a WebI document
  • Querying...