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 userCreate robust universes with the Information Design Tool, leveraging multiple data sources, derived tables, aggregate awareness, and parametersDevelop a security plan that is scalable and flexibleDesign Web Intelligence reports from basic to advancedCreate sophisticated calculations and advanced formatting to highlight critical business trendsBuild powerful dashboards to embed in PowerPoint or the BI LaunchpadUse Explorer to visually navigate large data sets and uncover patterns
Cindi Howson is the President of ASK, a BI Consultancy. She has worked with Business Objects since 1994, helping customers around the world implement and optimize their deployments. As an industry analyst, she authors the BIScorecard(tm) product reviews, teaches for The Data Warehouse InstituteI, and writes for Intelligence Enterprise. Cindi is the author of Business Objects XI: The Complete Reference as well as Successful Business Intelligence, by McGraw-Hill. Elizabeth Newbould is the owner of Solstice Consulting Group (www.scg360.com), a premier business intelligence and data warehousing solutions firm. Elizabeth has been delivering measurable ROI with business intelligence and data warehousing solutions for over 15 years bringing a unique, business-based approach to every implementation. She has performed system selections, user training, system design and implementation, dashboard design and implementation of Business Objects since version 4.x. Elizabeth can be reached at email@example.com.