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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
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Section 2: Data Visualization, Analysis, and Reporting
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Section 3: BI Platform Features and Deployment

To get the most out of this book

You should have some basic knowledge of SAP and BI. Even though we will be discussing SAP BusinessObjects BI from scratch, some prior knowledge of SAP is always beneficial.

You will require access to SAP BusinessObjects systems. You may even acquire an Amazon Web Service / Microsoft Azure subscription for the BusinessObjects system required.

At the end of each chapter, there are exercises, with screenshots demonstrating how to carry them out. Please complete these exercises and also complete the activities that the author has set as learning exercises for readers.

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We also provide a PDF file that has color images of the screenshots/diagrams used in this book. You can download it here: http://www.packtpub.com/sites/default/files/downloads/9781789346206_ColorImages.pdf.

Conventions used

There are a number of text conventions used throughout this book.

CodeInText: Indicates code words in text, database table names, folder names, filenames, file extensions, pathnames, dummy URLs, user input, and Twitter handles. Here is an example: "Open the IDT and create a new project called UNI_relational_data as follows."

Bold: Indicates a new term, an important word, or words that you see on screen. For example, words in menus or dialog boxes appear in the text like this. Here is an example: "Click on Information Design Tool."

Warnings or important notes appear like this.
Tips and tricks appear like this.