This course focuses on SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform and the SAP HANA database technology. The course processes a large part of the functional scope of the SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform and the corresponding end-user client applications. Furthermore, it deals with SAP BusinessObjects Data Services in conjunction with the SAP HANA database technology. Besides the profound theoretical knowledge on data modeling as well as reporting and analysis in SAP BusinessObjects and SAP HANA, you will receive the opportunity to implement the acquired knowledge in working on integrated case studies. The goal of this course is the developement of expertises in the range of the SAP BusinessObjects (SAP BO) software solution. Furthermore, the participant acquires, in case of a successful participation of this course, a certificate of the University of Duisburg-Essen.
The (main) focus of a Business Intelligence consultant is on the advisory, the sale and the implementation of Business Intelligence systems. The profound knowledge of the SAP BW system gained in the courses Introduction to SAP BW and SAP BI – Advanced Business Intelligence is complemented with the knowledge of SAP’s next-generation Business Intelligence applications as well as next-generation database technology. Participants will become familiar with the usage of data modeling concepts as well as the analysis and the reporting capabilities of the SAP BusinessObjects suite. In addition, given the paradigm-change in database technology, knowledge about column-based, in-memory databases that provide real-time data analysis, the course prepares the participants for future challenges in the field of Business Intelligence and other enterprise application implementations.
Accordingly, this course is divided in two parts:
- As a first step, the theoretical basics of the SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform are introduced. Connected to this theoretical introduction, the acquired knowledge is applied practically to a “living SAP system” by solving case studies. By these means, a very effective learning success is guaranteed. The theoretical basics gained in the courses Introduction to SAP BW and SAP BW – Advanced Business Intelligence help quickly cope with the new analysis and reporting concepts provided by the SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform. Course participants will be able to address to and enhance their knowledge by further and deeper knowledge on Business Intelligence solutions. In the course run, partricipants again apply the new theoretical knowledge practically to the system. This consolidates the knowledge and helps to acquire important practical skills in working with a SAP BO system.
- In the second part of the course, the afore acquired basic knowledge on connecting source systems to the BusinessObjects BI Platform and data acquisition in the BusinessObjects environment are deepened by dealing with the capabilities provided by BusinessObjects Data Services. Furthemore, the implementation of SAP HANA is discussed and data acquisition methods are applied using this new database technology. In order to complete the experience, reports and analyses are performed using the SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform in conjunction with the SAP HANA database in order to demonstrate the significant changes in speed and performance.