BusinessObjects XI (Release 2): The Complete Reference [NOOK Book]


Gain the Competitive Edge with the Ultimate Resource on BusinessObjects XI Release 2

Publish actionable business reports across your enterprise using BusinessObjects XI and the detailed information contained in this one-stop resource. BusinessObjects XI: The Complete Reference explains, step-by-step, how...

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BusinessObjects XI (Release 2): The Complete Reference

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Gain the Competitive Edge with the Ultimate Resource on BusinessObjects XI Release 2

Publish actionable business reports across your enterprise using BusinessObjects XI and the detailed information contained in this one-stop resource. BusinessObjects XI: The Complete Reference explains, step-by-step, how to design and build powerful universes, integrate security, execute efficient queries, and distribute the results.

You'll learn how to create an implementation strategy that fits your business goals, define and manage users, and integrate your reports into Web and Windows applications. All of the new and updated features of BusinessObjects XI Release 2 are covered in full detail, including the new architecture, Designer, security through the Central Management Console, InfoView, Web Intelligence, Desktop Intelligence, report scheduling, and auditing usage.

  • Develop a visionary BusinessObjects XI deployment strategy

  • Migrate existing deployments to BusinessObjects XI Release 2

  • Use Designer to create robust universes aligned with the business goals that empower users to answer their own questions

  • Design and implement security policies that fit your company's needs

  • Monitor system usage and develop deployment practices for mission-critical BI

  • Translate complex business questions into simple, efficient Web Intelligence queries

  • Design reports that facilitate insight with richly formatted tables, charts, alerters, and report formulas

  • Reach more users with the power of interactive reports to dynamically sort, filter, rank, and drill through to detail at a simple mouse-click
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071491280
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 7/18/2006
  • Series: Osborne Complete Reference Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 650
  • Sales rank: 772,353
  • File size: 40 MB
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Meet the Author

Cindi Howson is the President of ASK, a BI consultancy. She has worked with Business Objects since 1994, helping customers around the world implement and optimize their deployments. As an industry analyst, she authors the BIScorecard(tm) product reviews, teaches for TDWI, and writes for Intelligence Enterprise. You can contact her at
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Table of Contents

PART I: GETTING READY FOR BUSINESS OBJECTS XIChapter 1: Introduction to Business Intelligence Chapter 2: Goals of Deploying Business Objects XIChapter 3: Understanding your UsersChapter 4: Marketing Your BusinessObjects XIChapter 5: Under the Covers: Migrating to a New ArchitecturePART II: A BETTER UNIVERSEChapter 6: Universe Design PrinciplesChapter 7: Using Designer to Build a Basic Universe Chapter 8: Universe Joins Chapter 9: Classes and ObjectsChapter 10: List of Values Chapter 11: Advanced Objects Chapter 12: Multidimensional Analysis Chapter 13: Securing the System Chapter 14: Design Principles: Where to Put the IntelligenceChapter 15: Minimizing Universe MaintenanceChapter 16: Getting Ready for ProductionPART III: REPORTING AND ANALYSISChapter 17: Navigating InfoViewChapter 18: Working with DocumentsChapter 19: Analyzing the DataChapter 20: Creating a New QueryChapter 21: Advanced Report and Chart FormattingChapter 22: Formulas and VariablesChapter 23: Complex QueriesChapter 24: Desktop IntelligenceBIBLIOGRAPHYINDEX
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2008

    Far From Complete and Glances Over Important Topics

    While the book is hefty it is far from the 'complete reference'. It tends to glance over a number of important topics and offers little in answering some of the simple and important questions a new universe developer will encounter. I was hoping for a reference that talked to best practices for universe development, but was really disappointed. The author stresses the importance of solid universe design and then barely discusses many topics.

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