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Creating Universes with SAP BusinessObjects by Taha M. Mahmoud

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BI reporting tools architecture

To achieve BI, we need tools. Some tools will be used to extract and transform data (ETL tools: extract, transform, and load) which is out of the scope of our book. We also need reporting tools to display the information and help us perform a proper analysis of the information that we have, to achieve the required knowledge and wisdom. Also, we might need some other tools to help us in data mining and forecasting. Here, we will concentrate on BI reporting tools as it is the entrance point to our main title. In this section, we will talk about the generic BI reporting tools architecture, and then, we will give special attention to SAP Business Objects.

The BI reporting architecture model evolved as BI evolved. It ...

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