SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.0 The Complete Reference 3/E

Author: Cindi Howson,Elizabeth Newbould

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071773118

Category: Computers

Page: 752

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The definitive reference for building actionable business intelligence—completely revised for SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.0. Unleash the full potential of business intelligence with fact-based decisions, aligned to business goals, using reports and dashboards that lead from insight to action. SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.0: The Complete Reference offers completely updated coverage of the latest BI platform. Find out how to work with the new Information Design Tool to create universes that access multiple data sources and SAP BW. See how to translate complex business questions into highly efficient Web Intelligence queries and publish your results to the BI Launchpad. Learn how to create dashboards from data sourced through a universe or spreadsheet. The most important concepts for universe designers, report and dashboard authors, and business analysts are fully explained and illustrated by screenshots, diagrams, and step-by-step instructions. Establish and evolve BI goals Maximize your BI investments by offering the right module to the right user Create robust universes with the Information Design Tool, leveraging multiple data sources, derived tables, aggregate awareness, and parameters Develop a security plan that is scalable and flexible Design Web Intelligence reports from basic to advanced Create sophisticated calculations and advanced formatting to highlight critical business trends Build powerful dashboards to embed in PowerPoint or the BI Launchpad Use Explorer to visually navigate large data sets and uncover patterns

BusinessObjects XI (Release 2): The Complete Reference

Author: Cindi Howson

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071491280

Category: Computers

Page: 650

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This book is a must read for anyone deploying BusinessObjects. It covers everything from planning your upgrade to the latest release, to best practices in universe design, and powerful report creation that maximizes business insight. This book covers the most frequently used features for the full BI suite, in one comprehensive book. There's in depth coverage of Designer, security via the Central Management Console, InfoView, Web Intelligence, and Desktop Intelligence. It goes beyond step-by-step instructions to cover how and why in a business context. Transition notes are interspersed for version 5 and 6 customers to understand the biggest changes in XI Release 2. If you drive BI requirements in your company or are a data warehouse program manager, Business Objects administrator, report author or consumer, this book is for you.

SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards 4.0 Cookbook

Over 90 Simple and Incredibly Effective Recipes for Transforming Your Business Data Into Exciting Dashboards with SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards 4.0 Xcelsius

Author: David Lai,Xavier Hacking

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1849681791

Category: Computers

Page: 333

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Over 90 simple and incredibly effective recipes for transforming your business data into exciting dashboards with SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards 4.0 Xcelsius with this book and eBook.

SAP BusinessObjects Reporting Cookbook

Author: Yoav Yahav

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1782172440

Category: Computers

Page: 380

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If you are a business analyst, BI developer, or an IT professional who wants to learn the A to Z of how to work with Web Intelligence reporting tools and different types of data, then this book is for you. The only thing you need is a basic understanding of what Business Intelligence is and data concepts.

SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence

The Comprehensive Guide

Author: Jim Brogden,Christian Ah-Soon,Dallas Marks

Publisher: SAP PRESS

ISBN: 9781493215478

Category: Computers

Page: 814

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Bring your data presentations into focus with this comprehensive guide to SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence. Updated for Webi 4.2, this book will teach you to create, design, and share your reports, while exploring the fundamentals of Webi and its extended capabilities. This fourth edition includes information on data source options for building new documents and queries, and a new HTML5-based viewing interface. Punch up your reporting and analysis! a. SAP BI 4.2 SP4 Dive into Web Intelligence 4.2 enhancements and platform improvements, including a new HTML5 user interface, support for geomaps, and access to additional data sources b. Webi from A to Z Get the complete picture of working with Web Intelligence, from creation to publication. From the first step to the last, learn how to design reports that make an impact with this comprehensive guide c. Web Intelligence Interactive Viewer Discover the HTML5-based Web Intelligence Interactive Viewer and BI launchpad, a fully integrated interface for organizing, viewing, analyzing, and sharing business intelligence content.

Creating Universes with SAP BusinessObjects

Author: Taha M. Mahmoud

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 178217091X

Category: Computers

Page: 310

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This book is aimed at both new developers as well as experienced developers. If you are a new SAP BusinessObjects Universe developer who is looking for a step-by-step guide supported with real-life examples and illustrated diagrams, then this book is for you. If you are a seasoned BusinessObjects Universe developer who is looking for a fast way to map your old experience in Universe designer to the newer Information Design Tool, then this book is for you as well.

Universe Design with SAP BusinessObjects BI

The Comprehensive Guide

Author: Christian Ah-Soon,Didier Mazoué,Pierpaolo Vezzosi

Publisher: SAP PRESS

ISBN: 9781592299010

Category: Computers

Page: 729

View: 6355

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* Everything you need to know about the new Information Design Tool and UNX universes * Explore step-by-step universe design, from connecting to different data sources, to creating data foundations, to building business layers * Compare and convert UNV to UNX universes Bend the cosmos to your will! For SAP data and non-SAP data alike, this comprehensive resource spans universe creation to universe publication. Learn to build single- and multisource data foundations and business layers and to convert UNV to UNX using the new Information Design Tool. Using step-by-step instructions and guiding screenshots, explore the important Information Design Tool features and functionalities that will put intelligent design within your grasp. Information Design Tool Explore its interface and find tips to design and manage universes that fit your needs. Not Just Semantics Begin with a conversation on the fundamental role of the semantic layer and then move into the pillars of universe design: the data foundation and the business layer.Connecting to any Data Source and to SAP Systems Connect to any relational data source or OLAP cube with your universe, and make sure you're using the right parameters and access methods to retrieve enterprise data from SAP systems. Publishing and Sharing Universes Learn how to make universes available for consumption by SAP BusinessObjects BI tools and for collaboration with other designers. Comparing the Old with the New Differentiate between universes created with the Universe Design Tool and Information Design Tool, and learn how to convert UNV to UNX.

SAP BusinessObjects BI Security

Author: Christian Ah-Soon,David François Gonzalez

Publisher: SAP PRESS

ISBN: 9781592294374

Category: Computers

Page: 562

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Keep your system secure by mastering functional and data security Understand how to define a rights model and secure universes Configure authentication with external systems such as SAP NetWeaver BW, LDAP, and Active Directory Up to date for release 4.0 Don't talk to strangers--if only data security policies were this easy. Learn to keep your SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence data truly safe from unauthorized actions with this comprehensive guide. Begin with security basics and work your way to advanced concepts; along the way, you'll explore functional and data security, define a rights model, and secure data sources and universes. Step-by-step instructions ensure that you can implement important security techniques in your administration and design work. This book puts the master key to data security in your hands. Best Practices Unveiled Implement a security system that is easy to understand, use, and enhance by using basic workflows. Rights Framework Put the rights framework to work for you using group and folder inheritance and custom access levels.Specific Rights Explore the specific rights of system and content objects stored in the CMS repository, as well as BI 4.0 suite applications. Universe Security Compare security features of universes created with Universe Design Tool side by side with its successor, Information Design Tool. SAP NetWeaver BW, LDAP, and Active Directory Learn how to secure your SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.0 system using external authentication systems and data sources.

SAP NetWeaver BW and SAP BusinessObjects

The Comprehensive Guide

Author: Loren Heilig

Publisher: SAP PRESS

ISBN: 9781592293841

Category: Computers

Page: 795

View: 7105

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* The complete guide to business intelligence with SAP * Learn everything you need to know about data warehousing and reporting with SAP * Covers data modeling, data collection, administration, and more Finally--the entire world of business intelligence in SAP comes in one volume! This comprehensive guide covers the full spectrum of SAP solutions for BI: both SAP NetWeaver 7.3 and SAP BusinessObjects 4.x. In this book, you'll learn everything you need to know regarding data modeling and retrieval, optimal use of reporting tools from SAP (BEx and BusinessObjects), and the essential updates in the new SAP NetWeaver release. BI in the Enterprise Learn how to plan your BI strategy and which special features you should keep in mind for your BI project. Backend Find everything you need to know about essential topics in data warehousing: data modeling, extraction, administration, and authorization. Frontend Explore the entire portfolio of reporting: SAP Business Explorer (BEx), SAP Crystal Reports, SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards, SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence, SAP BusinessObjects Explorer, and SAP BusinessObjects Analysis.Consolidation and Planning Discover the most important tools based on SAP NetWeaver BW, such as BW Integrated Planning and the consolidation solution, SEM-BCS. Practical Information Examine the most important administration issues in a way that's both understandable and practical (based on the current releases: SAP NetWeaver BW 7.3 and SAP BusinessObjects 4.x). Highlights * BI in the enterprise * Data modeling * ETL * Administration * Permissions * SAP Business Explorer * SAP BusinessObjects Analysis * SAP Crystal Reports * SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards (formerly Xcelsius) * SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence * SAP BusinessObjects Explorer * SAP BusinessObjects BI platform * BW integrated planning * SAP SEM-BCS

SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards 4.1 Cookbook

Author: David Lai,Xavier Hacking

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 178439064X

Category: Computers

Page: 452

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If you are a developer with a good command and knowledge of creating dashboards, but are not yet an advanced user of SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards, then this is the perfect book for you. Prerequisites include a good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel as well as knowledge of basic dashboard practices.

Reporting and Analysis with SAP BusinessObjects

Author: Ingo Hilgefort

Publisher: SAP PRESS

ISBN: 9781592293872

Category: Computers

Page: 501

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* Learn about the capabilities of the different reporting and analysis tools from SAP BusinessObjects * Determine which tool is the right choice for your business intelligence needs * Build your first report with each of the SAP BusinessObjects products This book tells you everything you always wanted to know about getting started with the SAP BusinessObjects business intelligence (BI) tools. What are the different capabilities of each tool? How should you choose one over another? How do you build your first report in each tool? If you want to understand what the SAP BusinessObjects BI platform can do for you, look no further. This book is your first step. Reporting and Analysis Business Requirements Explore the basic business requirements for financial, sales, HR, and management analysis, and learn how each SAP BusinessObjects tool meets, or doesn't meet, these requirements. Building Your First Report Dive into the details: Get step-by-step instructions and detailed screenshots for building your first report with each of the SAP BusinessObjects BI tools.Best Practices Ensure that you get the most for your time and money by learning the best practices for working with SAP BusinessObjects BI tools. Changes in SAP BusinessObjects 4.0 FP3 Stay up to date on the latest changes in SAP BusinessObjects 4.0, including feature pack 3, such as the introduction of the BI launch pad and BI workspaces. Future Outlook Get a sneak peek at what SAP is working on for future releases of the SAP BusinessObjects BI platform. Highlights * SAP Crystal Reports * SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence * SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards * SAP BusinessObjects Analysis * SAP BusinessObjects Explorer * SAP BusinessObjects Live Office * BI workspaces * BI launch pad

Integrating SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform 4.x with SAP NetWeaver

Author: Ingo Hilgefort

Publisher: SAP PRESS

ISBN: 9781592293957

Category: Business intelligence

Page: 437

View: 9258

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* Understand the specifics of running SAP BusinessObjects BI products on top of SAP NetWeaver BW and SAP ERP data * Learn how to set up your SAP NetWeaver system for SAP Crystal Reports, SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards, SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence, and more * Updated and expanded for SAP BusinessObjects 4.x Get the crucial knowledge you need to make essential business intelligence products work on top of SAP NetWeaver. Continuing in the tradition of the first bestselling edition, this updated edition carefully guides you, click-by-click, through the process of connecting SAP BusinessObjects tools to SAP data. The expert advice and clear instruction that this book provides is just what you need to become an authority on integrating your SAP BusinessObjects BI platform with SAP NetWeaver. Step-by-Step Instructions Follow along as the author walks you through each click and screen needed to integrate SAP BusinessObjects with SAP NetWeaver. Installation and Configuration Learn how to install and configure the necessary server and client components to start working with SAP BusinessObjects tools.Semantic Layer Review the different options for connecting corporate data in a brand new chapter about the semantic layer. SAP NetWeaver Portal Discover how you can make SAP NetWeaver Portal work with the SAP BusinessObjects BI platform. Updated and Expanded Explore over 200 new pages, and find updated information on how the 4.x release of the SAP BusinessObjects BI platform changes the landscape of the integration with SAP NetWeaver. Highlights * Installation and configuration * Semantic layer * SAP Crystal Reports for Enterprise * SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence * SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards * SAP BusinessObjects Analysis, edition for Microsoft Office * SAP BusinessObjects Analysis, edition for OLAP * SAP NetWeaver Portal * Security and troubleshooting

Creating Dashboards with SAP Businessobjects

Author: Ray Li,Evan Delodder

Publisher: SAP PRESS

ISBN: 9781592294107

Category: Computers

Page: 679

View: 7802

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* Create interactive dashboards with the tool also known as Xcelsius * Understand how to use SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards in an SAP environment * Explore new features such as Query Browser, sparkline chart, and Universe connectivity Impress your audience with eye-catching, informative, and easy-to-navigate dashboards with SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards! In this book, you'll quickly learn the basics of building your own dashboard and move on to customize your creations with themes, data connections, and other essential features. SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards Basics Build a strong foundation by understanding the features, options, themes, and commands at your disposal, and benefi t from comprehensive examples and practical exercises. Visualize the Process Benefit from numerous screenshots that show how different features will look in a dashboard (and view them in color in the online version!). Custom Options Tailor and enhance your dashboard by using SDK tools, data connectivity with options like SAP Crystal Reports and SAP BusinessObjects Live Office, and both SAP and non-SAP tools.Bonus Online Information Download source code from all examples and find color figure downloads at www.sap-press.com. Updated and Revised for Release 4.0 Find all changes in the move to SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards 4.0, from small menu changes and what they mean, to new developments in location intelligence and more.

BusinessObjects XI Release 2 For Dummies

Author: Derek Torres,Stuart Mudie,Julie Albaret

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118051986

Category: Computers

Page: 344

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BusinessObjects may seem like a dauntingly complex topic, but BusinessObjects XI Release 2 For Dummies makes is a snap. Even if you're new to business intelligence tools, this user-friendly guide makes it easy to access, format and share data, analyze the information this data contains, and measure your organization’s performance. In no time, you'll be finding your way around Universes to see how everything is shaping up, viewing and creating reports, building powerful queries on your organizations database, and measuring your company's performance using BusinessObjects XI Release 2. This completely jargon-free handbook will put you in complete control of the ways and means of a truly exciting and powerful suite of business intelligence tools. Discover how to: Make business decisions with help from BusinessObjects Use BusinessObjects XI wizards Perform a server installation Create and define a Universe Set up desktop reporting Customize and use InfoView Measure performance with Dashboard and Analytics Take advantage of data marts and understand how they fit into your BusinessObjects system Created by a team with more than 15 years combined experience working with BusinessObjects tools, BusinessObjects XI Release 2 For Dummies comes complete with several short lists of useful information, including tips on how to prepare for a successful BusinessObjects integration and helpful resources beyond the pages of this book. You'll also find an overview of Crystal Reports, BusinessObjects’ companion reporting tool.

Successful Business Intelligence, Second Edition

Unlock the Value of BI & Big Data

Author: Cindi Howson

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071809198

Category: Computers

Page: 336

View: 5932

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Revised to cover new advances in business intelligence—big data, cloud, mobile, and more—this fully updated bestseller reveals the latest techniques to exploit BI for the highest ROI. “Cindi has created, with her typical attention to details that matter, a contemporary forward-looking guide that organizations could use to evaluate existing or create a foundation for evolving business intelligence / analytics programs. The book touches on strategy, value, people, process, and technology, all of which must be considered for program success. Among other topics, the data, data warehousing, and ROI comments were spot on. The ‘technobabble’ chapter was brilliant!” —Bill Frank, Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing Program Manager, Johnson & Johnson “If you want to be an analytical competitor, you’ve got to go well beyond business intelligence technology. Cindi Howson has wrapped up the needed advice on technology, organization, strategy, and even culture in a neat package. It’s required reading for quantitatively oriented strategists and the technologists who support them.” —Thomas H. Davenport, President’s Distinguished Professor, Babson College and co-author, Competing on Analytics “Cindi has created an exceptional, authoritative description of the end-to-end business intelligence ecosystem. This is a great read for those who are just trying to better understand the business intelligence space, as well as for the seasoned BI practitioner.” —Sully McConnell, Vice President, Business Intelligence and Information Management, Time Warner Cable “Cindi’s book succinctly yet completely lays out what it takes to deliver BI successfully. IT and business leaders will benefit from Cindi’s deep BI experience, which she shares through helpful, real-world definitions, frameworks, examples, and stories. This is a must-read for companies engaged in – or considering – BI.” —Barbara Wixom, PhD, Principal Research Scientist, MIT Sloan Center for Information Systems Research Expanded to cover the latest advances in business intelligence such as big data, cloud, mobile, visual data discovery, and in-memory computing, this fully updated bestseller by BI guru Cindi Howson provides cutting-edge techniques to exploit BI for maximum value. Successful Business Intelligence: Unlock the Value of BI & Big Data, Second Edition describes best practices for an effective BI strategy. Find out how to: Garner executive support to foster an analytic culture Align the BI strategy with business goals Develop an analytic ecosystem to exploit data warehousing, analytic appliances, and Hadoop for the right BI workload Continuously improve the quality, breadth, and timeliness of data Find the relevance of BI for everyone in the company Use agile development processes to deliver BI capabilities and improvements at the pace of business change Select the right BI tools to meet user and business needs Measure success in multiple ways Embrace innovation, promote successes and applications, and invest in training Monitor your evolution and maturity across various factors for impact Exclusive industry survey data and real-world case studies from Medtronic, Macy’s, 1-800 CONTACTS, The Dow Chemical Company, Netflix, Constant Contact, and other companies show successful BI initiatives in action. From Moneyball to Nate Silver, BI and big data have permeated our cultural, political, and economic landscape. This timely, up-to-date guide reveals how to plan and deploy an agile, state-of-the-art BI solution that links insight to action and delivers a sustained competitive advantage.

SAP BusinessObjects BI System Administration

Author: Greg Myers,Eric Vallo

Publisher: SAP PRESS

ISBN: 9781493210008

Category: Computers

Page: 503

View: 1985

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As a system administrator, you know that users like to keep you on your toes. Don't worry This guide to BOBJ administration helps you stay one step ahead. From sizing to troubleshooting, it offers you the background you need to administer a system that does what it's supposed to do.

Business Objects

The Complete Reference

Author: Cindi Howson

Publisher: RR Donnelley

ISBN: 0072226811

Category: Computers

Page: 770

View: 7559

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Improve profitability and operations in your company by leveraging BusinessObjects with help from this comprehensive guidebook.