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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 BusinessObjects Predictive Analytics

SAP BusinessObjects Predictive Analytics allows us to create, deploy, and maintain statistical models and data mining solutions, with which we can get insights on our data to make predictions of future events.

It enables users to perform time series forecasting, outlier detection, trend analysis, classification analysis, segmentation analysis, and affinity analysis, to name but a few of the multiple types of analysis it offers. The analysis is coupled with visualization techniques so as to help users create a story with the help of charts and decision trees. In addition, it also offers various analytical algorithms (namely, predictive) as out of the box and supports the use of R open source statistical analysis.

There are many overlapping terms in the area of SAP Predictive Analytics but our focus will be more on data mining...