Mastering the SAP Business Information Warehouse
John Wiley & Sons, Oct 2, 2002 - Computers - 544 pages
"This book is insightful and thought-provoking for even the most seasoned SAP BW individual."
—Richard M. Dunning, Chair, American SAP Users Group
Written by the leading experts in the field, this comprehensive guide shows you how to implement the SAP Business Information Warehouse (BW) and create useful applications for business analysis of company-wide data. You'll quickly learn how to design, build, analyze, and administer the data and information in the SAP BW component. The authors present the material in a way that reflects the process an organization goes through during a software implementation.
They begin with an introduction to the fundamentals of data warehousing and business intelligence, helping you determine if SAP BW is right for your organization. The book then focuses on the business content and options available when trying to deliver value from the data stored in the SAP BW. And it includes a methodology for implementing the BW, such as data modeling and techniques for capturing and transforming data.
With this book, you'll discover the options available in SAP BW 3.0 and explore a new way to drive business performance. It will show you how to:
The companion Web site provides useful guides and templates for configuring your system, industry case studies, and additional updates.
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Chapter 1 The Origins of Business Intelligence
Chapter 2 The SAP Business Intelligence Solution
Chapter 3 SAP Business Information Warehouse Architecture
Chapter 4 Information Modeling
Chapter 5 Understanding Business Content
Chapter 6 ETL Services
Chapter 7 Information Access Analysis and Presentation