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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

Creating a SAP Lumira storyboard

In the previous section, we learned how to create a visualization with various data sources. Now, we can combine these visualization pieces into a storyboard. Let's quickly run through steps of how to create a storyboard:

  1. Launch SAP Lumira and go to Compose:
  1. Open an existing SAP Lumira sample document so that we can design some contest results. Choose Try with samples and double-click it. Here, I will use the same report that we created previously.
  2. Open the Prepare tab page and determine the source of the data for this document. Choose the Prepare tab page. If you are using the sample document, in the top right, you will see that the source is an Excel document called Results.xlsx. Since we are using a report that we created ourselves, we will see the following screenshot:
  1. To review some of the visualizations that we have, choose the...