SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards is a leading Business Intelligence and reporting tool that provides you with a real-time understanding of your business with agile visualizations. Starting with an introduction to Dashboards and its benefits, the book slowly moves on to explain the dashboard creation process. After this, you will learn how to add charts, single-value components, maps, selectors, and other third-party plugins to the existing dashboards. Furthermore, it shares many best practices and will also help you to connect your dashboard to real data by establishing a data connection to a data source. You can also explore more about mobile BI and learn how to create dashboards for mobile devices. By the end of the book, you will be able to prepare, plan, and design interactive dashboards based on your business requirements using this cutting-edge BI tool.
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.
* 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.
Visualize and analyze your Hadoop data using Hunk About This Book Explore your data in Hadoop and NoSQL data stores Create and optimize your reporting experience with advanced data visualizations and data analytics A comprehensive developer's guide that helps you create outstanding analytical solutions efficiently Who This Book Is For If you are Hadoop developers who want to build efficient real-time Operation Intelligence Solutions based on Hadoop deployments or various NoSQL data stores using Hunk, this book is for you. Some familiarity with Splunk is assumed. What You Will Learn Deploy and configure Hunk on top of Cloudera Hadoop Create and configure Virtual Indexes for datasets Make your data presentable using the wide variety of data visualization components and knowledge objects Design a data model using Hunk best practices Add more flexibility to your analytics solution via extended SDK and custom visualizations Discover data using MongoDB as a data source Integrate Hunk with AWS Elastic MapReduce to improve scalability In Detail Hunk is the big data analytics platform that lets you rapidly explore, analyse, and visualize data in Hadoop and NoSQL data stores. It provides a single, fluid user experience, designed to show you insights from your big data without the need for specialized skills, fixed schemas, or months of development. Hunk goes beyond typical data analysis methods and gives you the power to rapidly detect patterns and find anomalies across petabytes of raw data. This book focuses on exploring, analysing, and visualizing big data in Hadoop and NoSQL data stores with this powerful full-featured big data analytics platform. You will begin by learning the Hunk architecture and Hunk Virtual Index before moving on to how to easily analyze and visualize data using Splunk Search Language (SPL). Next you will meet Hunk Apps which can easy integrate with NoSQL data stores such as MongoDB or Sqqrl. You will also discover Hunk knowledge objects, build a semantic layer on top of Hadoop, and explore data using the friendly user-interface of Hunk Pivot. You will connect MongoDB and explore data in the data store. Finally, you will go through report acceleration techniques and analyze data in the AWS Cloud. Style and approach A step-by-step guide starting right from the basics and deep diving into the more advanced and technical aspects of Hunk.
Discover how to make your business data more interactive and engaging with SAP Lumira About This Book Create a powerful data discovery experience with the advanced capabilities of SAP Lumira Find business insights in your data through data blending, wrangling, transformation, and visualization A fast-paced guide packed with hands-on practical examples, real-world solutions, and best practices to get you started with SAP Lumira Who This Book Is For If you are a SAP user, business analyst, BI developer, or a junior data engineer who wants to use SAP Lumira to build creative visualizations, this book is for you. You should have a reasonable level of knowledge of SAP Business Objects and its components. What You Will Learn Deploy SAP Lumira on your computer and learn more about the SAP Lumira interface Extract data from different sources using SAP Lumira's data connecters Prepare, filter, clean, and format your data Discover visualization techniques and data discovery methods Administrate and customize SAP Lumira to get basic knowledge of its SDK Create various charts to deliver fantastic data visualizations Connect to SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform and SAP HANA to extract, prepare, and visualize data In Detail SAP Lumira allows you to combine data from multiple sources into a single view and create engaging visualizations quickly and easily. It is a reporting platform that helps users access data and independently perform analysis. With the increasing interest in data discovery, self-service BI, and visualization around the world, tools like SAP Lumira help to eliminate the complexities of analyzing and discovering data. Learn data discovery techniques, build amazing visualizations, create fantastic stories, and share your visualizations through an electronic medium with one of the most powerful tools around—SAP Lumira. You will begin with an overview of the SAP Lumira family of products. You will then go through various data discovery techniques using real-world scenarios of an online e-commerce retailer through detailed recipes on the installation, administration, and customization of SAP Lumira. Next, you will work with data, starting from acquiring data from various data sources, then preparing and visualizing it using the rich functionality of SAP Lumira. Finally, you will present data via a data story or infographic and publish it across your organization or on the World Wide Web. Style and approach This is a step-by-step guide to learning SAP Lumira essentials packed with examples on real-world problems and solutions.
* 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
Build world-class enterprise Business Intelligence solutions with MicroStrategy 10 About This Book Fix the gap between BI tools and implementation/integration processes with big data and predictive analytics using this comprehensive guide to MicroStrategy 10 Highly practical, example-rich guide that lets you implement business intelligence with MicroStrategy 10 in your organization Create the best user experience with BI dashboards using MicroStrategy using this up-to-date, comprehensive guide Who This Book Is For This book is intended for BI, DWH, ETL developers, BI/DWH/Analytics managers, analysts, and business users who already have MicroStrategy in their organization and want to take it to the next level in order to increase performance and improve user experience. In addition, it helps the reader to migrate from MicroStrategy 9 to MicroStrategy 10 and to start using the new capabilities. What You Will Learn Explore various visualization techniques for presenting analyzed data Customize MicroStrategy in order to meet your business requirements Develop and design mobile dashboards Use the advanced techniques such as designing reports, documents and interactive dashboards for building dashboards Understand the concepts of data discovery and Desktop capabilities Explore the best practices for Microstrategy system administration Find and fix issues based on connections, environment or documents Integrate third party ESRI map tools with MicroStrategy to create geo based reports In Detail Business intelligence is becoming more important by the day, with cloud offerings and mobile devices gaining wider acceptance and achieving better market penetration. MicroStrategy Reporting Suite is an absolute leader in the BI market and offers rich capabilities from basic data visualizations to predictive analytics. It lets you various delivery methods such as the Web, desktops, and mobiles. Using real-world BI scenarios, this book helps you to implement Business Analytics solutions in big e-commerce companies. It kicks off with MicroStrategy 10 features and then covers schema design models and techniques. Building upon your existing knowledge, the book will teach you advanced techniques for building documents and dashboards. It further teaches various graphical techniques for presenting data for analysis using maps, graphs, and advanced charts. Although MicroStrategy has rich functionality, the book will show how to customize it in order to meet your business requirements. You will also become familiar with the native analytical functions that will help you to maximize the impact of BI solutions with powerful predictive analytics. Furthermore, the book will focus on MicroStrategy Mobile Analytics along with data discovery and desktop capabilities such as connecting various data sources and building interactive dashboards. The book will also uncover best practices, troubleshooting techniques for MicroStrategy system administration, and also security and authentication techniques. Lastly, you will learn to use Hadoop for MicroStrategy reporting. By the end of the book, you will become proficient in evaluating any BI software in order to choose the best one that meets all business requirements. Style and approach This book will be focusing on providing extensive guide to plan how to design and develop complex BI architecture for real world scenario, using Microstrategy 10, best practices and collected experience working with BI, predictive analytics, and Microstrategy and big data.
* 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
* 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