How it works: Modeling Data from any Source for Accelerated SAP Business Objects Explorer
SAP Business Objects Explorer allows for analyzing data not only from data warehouses but from other sources like files and databases. To use this agnostic data in an Explorer Accelerated Version you make use of the extracting, modeling and loading capabilities of Data Services Designer and Index Designer.
If you are interested in the overall process of modeling and extracting data in an accelerated environment, then this podcast will be helpful. It provides a simple modeling example to illustrate the basic workflow and points to related material for the deep dive: