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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 Lumira

SAP Lumira is a self-service data manipulation, visualization, and story creation tool that can connect to one or more data sources to create datasets. These datasets come from one or multiple sources and can be enhanced with new measures, hierarchies, and created columns (also called custom columns).

Lumira has a wide range of graphical charts and tables, which enables end users to visualize their data in a more interactive fashion. Users can create stories that provide a graphical narrative to describe their data, which is done by grouping charts together on boards to create presentation style dashboards. By adding images and text, we can annotate and add presentation details.

The installation of SAP Lumira is done locally and works well with both remote and local data. It allows us to save the charts that have been built on the datasets. These can...