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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

What this book covers

Chapter 1, Overview of SAP BusinessObject Business Intelligence 4.2, provides a high-level overview of SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.2. We will walk through SAP BI solutions and its benefits, identifying the components of SAP BusinessObjects 4.2 and enterprise data sources for SAP BI reporting tools.

Chapter 2, SAP BusinessObject Analysis, explains how to create a basic workbook with SAP BusinessObjects Analysis (Microsoft Office edition). We will also see how to manage SAP NetWeaver BW and SAP HANA data sources for Microsoft Office functionality.

Chapter 3, SAP BusinessObject Design Studio, explains SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio and walks the reader through various concepts related to Design Studio, namely, initial view, layout, and architecture.

Chapter 4, SAP BusinessObject Web Intelligence, describes how to create an SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence document and how to use features such as query, report, and analyze with SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence (Webi)

Chapter 5, SAP BusinessObject Crystal Reports, describes how to create a report in SAP Crystal Report for Enterprise and explores the variety of toolbars and report elements that are available.

Chapter 6, SAP BusinessObject SAP Lumira, provides a general overview of SAP Lumira. We will learn how to visualize and manipulate data using an SAP Lumira storyboard.

Chapter 7, SAP BusinessObject Predictive Analytics 2.0, covers how to use SAP predictive analytics and explains how the SAP predictive analytics toolset can be used.

Chapter 8, BI Platform Features, explains how to use SAP predictive analytics, with a focus on data mining.

Chapter 9, BI Platform Deployment, provides a general overview of the SAP BusinessObjects BI platform architecture, BI systems, and the elements contained within BI systems.