SAP Business Information Warehouse Reporting: Building Better BI with SAP BI 7.0

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SAP Business Information Warehouse Reporting: Building Better BI with SAP BI 7.0Book Details

  • Paperback: 894 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media; 1 edition (January 18, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071496165
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071496162
  • Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 1.8 x 9.1 inches

Book Description

Give your company the competitive edge by delivering up-to-date, pertinent business reports to users inside and outside your enterprise. SAP Business Information Warehouse Reporting shows you how to construct Enterprise Data Warehouses, create workbooks and queries, analyze and format results, and supply meaningful reports. Learn how to use the BEx and Web Analyzers, Web Application Designer, Visual Composer, and Information Broadcaster. You will also find out how to forecast future business trends, build enterprise portals and websites, and tune performance.

  • Group data into InfoCubes and DataStore Objects and generate reports using queries and workbooks
  • Work with the BEx Analyzer, Web Analyzer, and Query Designer
  • Build queries and reports using the Business Administration Workbench
  • Add attachments and drill-through using Document Integration and RRI
  • Format and distribute results using Report Designer and Information Broadcaster
  • Extend functionality with Enterprise Portal, Data Modeling, and Visual Composer
  • Deploy charts, maps, diagrams, and unit of measure conversions
  • Predict trends and possible outcomes using SBC and Integrated Planning
  • Generate HTML pages using Enterprise Reporting and Web Application Designer
  • Create BI-based corporate Web and intranet sites using SAP Enterprise Portal

About the Author

Peter Jones is a platinum consultant at SAP Training/Business Consulting with more than nine years of consulting and educational experience. He regularly speaks at SAP-sponsored events.

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What Readers Say

This book is the best book currently available about SAP BI reporting. That said, other books on this topic (mainly by Norbert Egger) aren’t particularly convincing. So there isn’t much competition. Besides as another reviewer mentioned, it is much cheaper.
Peter Jones explains the concepts well and in greater detail then you will find elsewhere. There are lots of useful examples, tips and tricks.
This book devotes a lot of space to the query designer – this is the central tool for all SAP BI reporting – and covers it well. It has another two chapters on the report designer, a module that SAP is going to let die, so one might consider this bit a waste of space. The information broadcaster is also covered quite well and in sufficient detail.
Peter Jones decided to add a chapter for web reporting and the enterprise portal plus half a chapter each for the visual composer and integrated planning. I suspect he did this mainly, so he could say that he had covered all the front end tools.
Unfortunately the lack of space means these topics get short shrift, as you could easily fill a complete separate book for each of them. The VC and IP bits don’t tell you much more than that these modules exist and why they might be interesting.
PJ has announced a book covering web reporting and as the Web Application Designer won’t be replaced before 2013 (Business Objects Pioneer in the SDK version), I am definitely going to buy it.

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