Despair

5 Reasons Why Your Business Intelligence Project Will Fail

Like any other IT project, business intelligence projects have a high risk of failure. Here are 5 reasons why your BI project will fail. Absent or Weak Business Sponsor A strong business sponsor is the most important ingredient for a successful business intelligence sponsor. This person needs to be well-respected within your organization and be …

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Business Objects

Business Objects Web Intelligence Filters

If you are attempting to find out why the data showing on your business objects web intelligence document is incorrect, you may want to start by looking at filters. Once you have verified that the query (data provider) is correct and returning the correct result set, the next step is to look at the filters …

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Business Intelligence Data Warehousing

Data Quality and Business Process

So you think you have a data quality problem, or you have been told that you have a data quality problem. Let me tell you, you don't. Even with the fanciest data quality tool, etl engine, or business intelligence application; your data quality problems are not going to go away. In Reengineering the Corporation, Hammer …

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Star Schema

What is Dimensional Modeling

Dimensional modeling is a data modeling technique in data warehouse design. Dimensional models use facts and dimensions to describe data for the business. Facts are typically numeric values that are additive (can be aggregated). Dimensions are descriptive elements used for grouping, labeling, and filtering facts. In the schema below: units_sold is a fact date, store, …

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Business Objects

Business Objects Web Intelligence Client Differences

SAP Business Objects Web Intelligence has 3 different clients available: Web Java - Rich Internet Application Desktop - Desktop (Windows only) Each of the Business Objects Web Intelligence clients have unique features that are not available in the other clients. There isn't a Business Objects Web Intelligence client that has all the features. Feature Web …

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