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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


In this chapter, we became familiar with SAP BusinessObjects WebI. We learned how to create a SAP BusinessObjects WebI document and how to use features like query, report, and analyze. We also discussed features like breaks, WebI calculation, groups, and the data manager in WebI. Finally, we concluded this chapter with a step-by-step guide on how to create WebI documents using various data sources.

In the next chapter, we will learn how to create a report in SAP Crystal Report for Enterprise. We will explore various toolbars and report elements. We will also introduce you to the action architecture and how to navigate further into the information that's provided by BI tools. We will close this chapter with a use case, where we will create a report.