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 Reporting Cookbook

Author: Yoav Yahav

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781782172437

Category: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

Page: 380

View: 7263

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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 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

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 HANA Cookbook

Author: Chandrasekhar Mankala,Ganesh Mahadevan V.

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1782177639

Category: Computers

Page: 284

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An easy-to-understand guide, covering topics using practical scenarios and live examples, and answering all possible questions. If you are a solution architect, developer, modeler, sales leader, business transformation managers, directors, COO, or CIO; this book is perfect for you. If you are interested in other technologies and want to jump-start into SAP, this book gives you the chance to learn SAP HANA. Basic knowledge of RDBMS concepts enough is to get you started.

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.

SAP Data Services 4.x Cookbook

Author: Ivan Shomnikov

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1782176578

Category: Computers

Page: 430

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Delve into the SAP Data Services environment to efficiently prepare, implement, and develop ETL processes About This Book Install and configure the SAP Data Services environment Develop ETL techniques in the Data Services environment Implement real-life examples of Data Services uses through step-by-step instructions to perform specific ETL development tasks Who This Book Is For This book is for IT technical engineers who want to get familiar with the EIM solutions provided by SAP for ETL development and data quality management. The book requires familiarity with basic programming concepts and basic knowledge of the SQL language. What You Will Learn Install, configure, and administer the SAP Data Services components Run through the ETL design basics Maximize the performance of your ETL with the advanced patterns in Data Services Extract methods from various databases and systems Get familiar with the transformation methods available in SAP Data Services Load methods into various databases and systems Code with the Data Services scripting language Validate and cleanse your data, applying the Data quality methods of the Information Steward In Detail Want to cost effectively deliver trusted information to all of your crucial business functions? SAP Data Services delivers one enterprise-class solution for data integration, data quality, data profiling, and text data processing. It boosts productivity with a single solution for data quality and data integration. SAP Data Services also enables you to move, improve, govern, and unlock big data. This book will lead you through the SAP Data Services environment to efficiently develop ETL processes. To begin with, you'll learn to install, configure, and prepare the ETL development environment. You will get familiarized with the concepts of developing ETL processes with SAP Data Services. Starting from smallest unit of work- the data flow, the chapters will lead you to the highest organizational unit—the Data Services job, revealing the advanced techniques of ETL design. You will learn to import XML files by creating and implementing real-time jobs. It will then guide you through the ETL development patterns that enable the most effective performance when extracting, transforming, and loading data. You will also find out how to create validation functions and transforms. Finally, the book will show you the benefits of data quality management with the help of another SAP solution—Information Steward. Style and approach This book is an easy-to-follow guide with step-by-step instructions to perform specific ETL development tasks.

SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence

The Comprehensive Guide

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

Publisher: SAP PRESS

ISBN: 9781493215478

Category: Computers

Page: 814

View: 7608

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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.

Learning SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards

Author: Taha M. Mahmoud

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1785282816

Category: Computers

Page: 330

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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.

SAP Lumira Essentials

Author: Dmitry Anoshin

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1785285629

Category: Computers

Page: 166

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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.

Mastering Business Intelligence with MicroStrategy

Author: Dmitry Anoshin,Himani Rana,Ning Ma

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1785886266

Category: Computers

Page: 396

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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.

SAP NetWeaver BW and SAP BusinessObjects

The Comprehensive Guide

Author: Loren Heilig

Publisher: SAP PRESS

ISBN: 9781592293841

Category: Computers

Page: 795

View: 3503

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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

Security Intelligence

A Practitioner's Guide to Solving Enterprise Security Challenges

Author: Qing Li,Gregory Clark

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118896696

Category: Computers

Page: 360

View: 5007

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Similar to unraveling a math word problem, Security Intelligence: A Practitioner's Guide to Solving Enterprise Security Challenges guides you through a deciphering process that translates each security goal into a set of security variables, substitutes each variable with a specific security technology domain, formulates the equation that is the deployment strategy, then verifies the solution against the original problem by analyzing security incidents and mining hidden breaches, ultimately refines the security formula iteratively in a perpetual cycle. You will learn about: Secure proxies – the necessary extension of the endpoints Application identification and control – visualize the threats Malnets – where is the source of infection and who are the pathogens Identify the security breach – who was the victim and what was the lure Security in Mobile computing – SNAFU With this book, you will be able to: Identify the relevant solutions to secure the infrastructure Construct policies that provide flexibility to the users so to ensure productivity Deploy effective defenses against the ever evolving web threats Implement solutions that are compliant to relevant rules and regulations Offer insight to developers who are building new security solutions and products

Java SOA Cookbook

SOA Implementation Recipes, Tips, and Techniques

Author: Eben Hewitt

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 0596555490

Category: Computers

Page: 742

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Java SOA Cookbook offers practical solutions and advice to programmers charged with implementing a service-oriented architecture (SOA) in their organization. Instead of providing another conceptual, high-level view of SOA, this cookbook shows you how to make SOA work. It's full of Java and XML code you can insert directly into your applications and recipes you can apply right away. The book focuses primarily on the use of free and open source Java Web Services technologies -- including Java SE 6 and Java EE 5 tools -- but you'll find tips for using commercially available tools as well. Java SOA Cookbook will help you: Construct XML vocabularies and data models appropriate to SOA applications Build real-world web services using the latest Java standards, including JAX-WS 2.1 and JAX-RS 1.0 for RESTful web services Integrate applications from popular service providers using SOAP, POX, and Atom Create service orchestrations with complete coverage of the WS-BPEL (Business Process Execution Language) 2.0 standard Improve the reliability of SOAP-based services with specifications such as WS-Reliable Messaging Deal with governance, interoperability, and quality-of-service issues The recipes in Java SOA Cookbook will equip you with the knowledge you need to approach SOA as an integration challenge, not an obstacle.

Getting Started with SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio

Author: Xavier Hacking,Jeroen Van der A

Publisher: SAP PRESS

ISBN: 9781592298952

Category: Computers

Page: 468

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Introduce yourself: installation and configuration, the IDE, usage scenarios Acquaint yourself: the design process, components and properties, scripting Advance yourself: design principles, visualization methods, full application examples If SAP business intelligence is your game, SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio is your next challenge. Are you an expert in SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards? A wizard with BEx Web Application Designer? Or maybe you re a newbie to both? Whatever your answer, this book has the information you need to get to the next level. Installation and Configuration You can t paint a picture without the proper supplies. Find the information you need to download the right files, install the right pieces, and configure the right parts. The Application Design Process Although application design is a creative endeavor, there are some general steps you have to follow. From assigning your data sources to testing your application, get the big picture. Components, Properties, and Methods Get a comprehensive description of all the building blocks of Design Studio. Choose your palette, and then make your canvas come alive.End-to-End Application Examples Start with a simple calculator and end with a complex sales dashboard. Follow along with step-by-step instructions and code to build your first complete Design Studio applications. Downloadable Files Let the book's downloadable files serve as your sketchbook use the sample code to start building your own work. Highlights Design Studio vs. Dashboards and BEx WAD Installation and configuration Usage scenarios Data sources Script Editor Layout Editor Content Assistance Components Properties Methods Chart types DuPont analysis application Sales dashboard application

IBM Cognos 10 Report Studio Cookbook, Second Edition

Author: Ahmed Lashin

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1849688214

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 364

View: 9768

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This Cookbook contains step-by-step instructions for Report Studio 10.1 users to author effective reports. The book is designed in a way that you can refer to it chapter by chapter, look at the list of recipes and read them in no particular order.The Cognos 10.1 Report Studio Cookbook is for you if you are a Business Intelligence Developer who is working on IBM Cognos 10 Report Studio and wants to author impressive reports by putting to use what this tool has to offer. It is also ideal you are a Business Analyst or Power User who authors his own reports and wants to look beyond the conventional features of IBM Cognos 10 Report Studio.This book assumes that you are familiar with the architecture of IBM Cognos 10. You should also have basic knowledge of IBM Cognos Report Studio and can do the basic report authoring tasks.

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: 6109

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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.

Creating Dashboards with SAP Businessobjects

Author: Ray Li,Evan Delodder

Publisher: SAP PRESS

ISBN: 9781592294107

Category: Computers

Page: 679

View: 8453

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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.