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Creating Universes with SAP BusinessObjects by Taha M. Mahmoud

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Chapter 1. Introduction to BI and the Semantic Layer

Before getting started with SAP Business Object Universe, you need to first understand what Business Intelligence (BI) is and how SAP Business Objects (SAP BO) Universe fits in. It is very important to know the terms and language used in the BI world, and this is the aim of this chapter.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • What Business Intelligence is and how it helps organizations and decision makers make the best use of the information they have
  • The important terms and concepts that everyone working in the BI field should be aware of
  • The BI reporting architecture models, starting with the basic and simple single-tier model until we reach the most matured three-tier model
  • Defining ...

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