The definitive resource to data warehousing and business intelligence issues

SAP NetWeaver BW and SAP BusinessObjects

The Comprehensive Guide







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795 pages, , Print edition hardcover
ISBN 978-1-59229-384-1
795 pages,
E-book formats: EPUB, MOBI, PDF, online
ISBN 978-1-59229-763-4
795 pages, , Print edition hardcover
E-book formats: EPUB, MOBI, PDF, online
ISBN 978-1-59229-764-1
Finally—the entire SAP business intelligence world in one volume! Get the big picture from all angles: backend, frontend, and everything in between. Tools covered include BEx Query Designer, BEx Analyzer, BEx Web Analyzer, BEx Web Application Designer (WAD), Analysis, Web Intelligence, Crystal Reports, and Dashboards (Xcelsius). Get to know the world of SAP BI!
  • 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
About the Book About the E-book 795 pages, hardcover, 2.25 in. Reference book format 6.9 x 9 in. Printed black and white on 60# offset paper from sustainable sources. Casebound for durability. Reader-friendly serif font (Linotype Syntax 9.5 Pt.). One-column layout. E-book in black and white. PDF (15 MB), EPUB (28 MB), and MOBI file (42 MB) for download, DRM-free with personalized digital watermark. Copy & paste, bookmarks, and print-out permitted. Table of contents, in-text references, and index fully linked. Including online book edition in dedicated reader application.

In this book, you'll learn about:

  1. BI in the Enterprise

    Learn how to plan your BI strategy, and understand which special features you should keep in mind for your BI project.

  2. Backend

    Find everything you need to know about essential topics in data warehousing: data modeling, extraction, administration, and authorization.

  3. Frontend

    Explore the entire portfolio of reporting: SAP Business Explorer (BEx), SAP Crystal Reports, SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence, and more.

  4. Consolidation and Planning

    Discover the most important tools based on SAP NetWeaver BW, such as BW Integrated Planning and the consolidation solution, SEM-BCS.

  5. Administration Issues

    Examine the issues you'll have to work with in a practical manner.

Highlights include:

  • BI in the enterprise
  • Data modeling
  • Administration
  • SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards
  • SAP BusinessObjects Explorer
  • SAP BusinessObjects BI platform
  • BW integrated planning
»Many things have changed since the first BW release was launched in 1998: An almost completely new system has emerged over the course of the years.«

Loren Heilig is the founder of IBSolution GmbH and has been its managing director since 2003. IBSolution GmbH is an innovative SAP NetWeaver service provider that has made a name for itself as a specialist in complex SAP NetWeaver projects.

Torsten Kessler works at SAP Deutschland AG & Co. KG. In 2006, he joined the Business Intelligence/SAP NetWeaver BW area as a consultant.

Thilo Knötzele is the founder of BI eXcellence Software GmbH and has been its managing director since 2008. BI eXcellence Software GmbH creates innovative, user-friendly, and powerful BI applications and frontends.

Dr. Peter John studied physics at RWTH Aachen University and was awarded a PhD in theoretical elementary particle physics from the University of Heidelberg.

Karin Thaler-Mieslinger joined IBSolution GmbH as a solution consultant in the reporting area in 2007, where she supports numerous renowned customers in design and implementation projects for reporting solutions based on the integration of SAP NetWeaver BW and SAP BusinessObjects.

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