SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence: The Comprehensive Guide, 4th Edition 2017

  • 8h 34m
  • Christian Ah-Soon, et al.
  • Rheinwerk Publishing Inc.
  • 2017

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!

  • Your one-stop reference for all things WebI
  • From report creation to publication, and everything in between
  • Updated for release 4.2, SAP HANA, and more

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.

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.

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.

  • Release 4.2
  • HTML and Java viewers
  • Chart Engine and geomaps
  • Report and query creation
  • Multidimensional data sources
  • Data filters
  • Web Intelligence Interactive Viewer
  • SAP BusinessObjects Mobile 6.x
  • Web Intelligence security

About the Authors

Jim Brogden is an award-winning technical author and dashboard designer, and a Senior Data Warehouse Developer for Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) in Atlanta, Georgia. He combines a master's degree in Information Technology with nearly ten years of business intelligence consulting experience and a proven track record for delivering BI solutions in a variety of industries. He s the lead author of all three official textbooks dedicated to Web Intelligence, and is an active contributor to SAP's Idea Place. A happily married father of sons Jamie and Hunter, in his off time Jim proclaims himself an avid (beginner) cricket player on the ICE Storm cricket team, a passionate hacker of the golf ball, and a runner (jogger/walker) of frequent (annual) 10Ks in Atlanta.

Christian Ah-Soon has worked for SAP BusinessObjects for 15 years as a program manager on transversal areas like administration, security, internationalization, installation, semantic layers, and SDKs. He is co-author of SAP BusinessObjects BI Security (SAP PRESS, 2013) and Universe Design with SAP BusinessObjects BI: The Comprehensive Guide (SAP PRESS, 2014). Christian holds a Ph.D. in computer science and graduated from TELECOM Nancy.

Dallas Marks is a principal technical architect and trainer for EV Technologies and an SAP Certified Application Associate for SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence and the Business Intelligence platform. Dallas has worked with SAP BusinessObjects BI tools since 2003 and has implemented solutions for a number of industries, including retail, energy, health care, and manufacturing. He is a frequent speaker at local ASUG chapters, national ASUG, and SAPinsider conferences, and independent SAP BusinessObjects user groups. Dallas holds a master s degree in computer engineering from the University of Cincinnati.

Gabriel Orthous is a population health management and healthcare analytics expert, and a senior consultant to Wellcentive. Gabe has more than 15 years of business analytics managerial and software engineering experience with extensive expertise around business intelligence, financial reporting, and decision analytics. Gabe graduated from Mercer University with a master's degree in Business Administration and was inducted to the International Honor Society Beta Gamma Sigma in 2008. In addition, Gabe is chair for the Dashboarding and Visualization Special Interest Group for ASUG, co-chair for ASUG s Business Objects Strategic SIG, and an active member of the Customer Advisory Council, as well as a renowned international speaker.

In this Book

  • Introduction to SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
  • Creating New Documents and Queries
  • Creating a Report in Web Intelligence
  • The Web Intelligence Report Panel
  • Displaying Data with Tables
  • Displaying Data with Charts
  • Making an Impact with Charts
  • Report Properties, Tools, and Formatting
  • Filtering Data in the Query Panel and Report Panel
  • Scope of Analysis and Drill Functionality
  • Using Formulas and Variables
  • Advanced Query Panel Functionalities
  • Access to SAP BW and SAP HANA
  • Using Multiple Queries and Data Sources
  • Adding Hyperlinks in Web Intelligence Documents
  • Working in the BI Launch Pad
  • Using Web Intelligence with SAP BusinessObjects BI Workspaces
  • Interaction from a User's Perspective
  • Sharing Web Intelligence Content
  • Report Scheduling and Distribution with Publications
  • Web Intelligence Rich Client
  • Web Intelligence Interactive Viewer
  • Connecting SAP BusinessObjects Live Office to Web Intelligence and Universes
  • Mobile Business Intelligence