I want to introduce my new book “Learning SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards” which was published early this month. The book is a great learning step by step guide that takes you from the beginner level to the professional one. You can also find many best practices tips and information that alerts you on the tricky parts. The book was reviewed by the top class leaders on the industry singh vinay and Sven van Leuken
You can find more information about the book here:
Create professional, stunning, and interactive visual dashboards for both desktop and mobile devices
About This Book
- Connect to your data and create business-driven interactive dashboards using SAP BusienssObjects Dashboards 4.1
- Make better business decisions, analyze information, and maximize the value of data with the help of these eye-catching dashboards
- A step-by-step guide that will help you to master dashboard creation using SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards
Who This Book Is For
This book will help beginners to create stylish and professional looking dashboards in no time. It is also intended for BI developers who want to use SAP BO to facilitate BI in their organizations. No prior knowledge is required, however, you must have a basic knowledge of MS Excel and some analytical skills to build expressive business charts.
What You Will Learn
- Create interactive dashboards for both desktop and mobile users
- Add charts, single-value components, and maps to your dashboard
- Use selectors to control your dashboard
- Use advanced features such as dynamic visibility, insertion, and alerts
- Style your dashboard by adding images and control a dashboard component’s appearance
- Export, publish, and import a dashboard
- Connect your dashboard with real dynamic data using the connection manger
- Find ways to secure your dashboard
SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards is a leading Business Intelligence and reporting tool that provides you with a real-time understanding of your business with agile visualizations.
Starting with an introduction to Dashboards and its benefits, the book slowly moves on to explain the dashboard creation process. After this, you will learn how to add charts, single-value components, maps, selectors, and other third-party plugins to the existing dashboards. Furthermore, it shares many best practices and will also help you to connect your dashboard to real data by establishing a data connection to a data source. You can also explore more about mobile BI and learn how to create dashboards for mobile devices. By the end of the book, you will be able to prepare, plan, and design interactive dashboards based on your business requirements using this cutting-edge BI tool.
You can also find a brief about the topics covered in this book below:
Chapter 1, Getting Started with SAP BO Dashboards, shows you how to download,
install, and run SAP Dashboard Designer. After that, we explore this tool’s
tool’s capabilities and features by accessing SAP BO Dashboard designer templates and samples
samples. We do this to demonstrate the capabilities of this tool and make you more
excited to learn about it further. Then we discuss the SAP BO Dashboard Designer
interface, menus, and panels.
Chapter 2, Understanding the Dashboard Creation Process, makes you familiar
with the process of creating dashboards. We start by talking about the business requirement
requirement gathering phase. Then we discuss how important it is to sketch the
initial requirements on a plain paper and think beyond data. After that,you get to
learn how to create a prototype for our dashboard project, which we build step by
step as we progress through this book.
Importing data is the first step in the process of dashboard creation, so here you learn
how to import data into your dashboard project. Then you learn how to maintain
your Excel sheet and make it more readable. You also learn how to use imported
data, which is meant for later chapters.
Chapter 3, UI Components, is where we start building the model by adding chart
components to our dashboard project. Then you learn how to link this with the
data that we imported in the previous chapter. After that, we see how to play
with our charts’ properties and how to handle missing data.
The single-value component is another visual element that we can use inside our
dashboard, but because it is totally different from charts, we discuss it in detail.
Chapter 4, Using Maps and Other Components, teaches you how to add a map to your
dashboard project. In this chapter, you also learn how to install, configure, and use
third-party add-ons for Google Maps. Then you get to know the other available
components in SAP BO Dashboard Designer.
Chapter 5, Interactive Analysis with Dashboards, explains selectors and shows you how
to use them.
Chapter 6, Advanced Interactive Analysis with Dashboards, is the core of this book. In this
chapter, we explain how to make our dashboard interactive using dynamic visibility.
Also,you get to learn how to add alerts to your charts, single-value components, and
selectors. After that, we see how to use data insertion and containers.
Chapter 7, Styling Up, demonstrates how to customize the look and feel of our
dashboard by applying themes, changing colors, adding media and a logo, and so on.
Chapter 8, Exporting, Publishing, and Importing Dashboards, teaches you how to export
your dashboard in different formats. Then you learn how to publish it to make it
available for others.
Chapter 9, Retrieving External Data Sources, explains how to connect to data retrieved
from other data sources.
Chapter 10, Managing Dashboard Security, illustrates how to manage dashboard security.
Chapter 11, Creating Mobile Dashboards, shows you how to createa dashboard for
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