SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards 4.1 formerly known as Xcelsius (BOX310)

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About this Course

SAP BusinessObjects™ Dashboards 4.1 is data visualization software formerly known as BusinessObjects Xcelsius. It enables the user to transform Excel workbooks into captivating analytic views and management dashboards. Dashboards provide insight into complex data and deliver confidence to those using the data to make decisions. Attendees of Course BOX310 will be shown how to connect a dashboards to any data source and how provide their users with up-to-the-minute personalized insight.  Students will learn to  manage data sources by controlling live data connections from a central product interface.  Upon completion, students should improve their productivity by manipulating and linking data to visually compelling analytics in a single design.

Audience Profile

  • Application Consultants
  • Project Stakeholders
  • Business Process Owner
  • Key Users / Power Users / Super Users

Course Outline

1. Introduction to Dashboards

  • Creating Interactive Dashboards
  • Using an Embedded Excel Workbook in the Dashboard

2. Data Visualizations with Charts

  • Using Data in a Range
  • Using data in a series
  • Preparing Future Data by Ignoring End Blanks

3. Dashboard Distribution

4. Single Value Components

5. Alerts

6. Selectors 

  • Using Selectors
  • Setting Default Values for Selectors
  • Selecting Multiple Items

7. Components Used as Selectors

  • Using the Chart Component as a Selector
  • Using the Map Component as a Selector
  • Using Tables in a Dashboard
  • Using an Interactive Calendar in a Dashboard

8. Common Components 

  • Using Images in a Dashboard
  • Adding a URL to a Dashboard

9. Format Options

  • Configuring Proportional Size and Position
  • Using Color Schemes or Themes to Apply Formats
  • Using Templates to Apply Formats
  • Applying Globalization

10. Dynamic Visibility

  • Adding Dynamic Visibility
  • Using Formulas to Create Dynamic Visibility
  • Creating Multi-Layer Dashboards

11. Optimizing Dashboard Design

12. Dashboard Connection to Live Data

  • Using Live Data Sources
  • Setting Up an XML Connection
  • Using Web Services to Connect to Data
  • Using the Query Browser to Connect to Data
  • Using the Portal Data Connection to Connect to Data