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Discovering Business Intelligence using MicroStrategy 9

Nelson Enriquez, Samundar Singh Rathore

The MicroStrategy platform can make your Business Intelligence (BI) activities so much more communicative and collaborative. With this book you’ll learn the capabilities of the platform and how to use them to revolutionize your BI.
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Book Details

ISBN 139781782170044
Paperback142 pages

About This Book

  • Understand the value proposition of MicroStrategy and their products portfolio
  • Design and build BI reports and dashboards with real business examples
  • Share your reports in a secure schema, including mobile devices

Who This Book Is For

If you are a BI developer who would like to use MicroStrategy to build BI apps, this book is ideal for you. This book is also for mid-management executives who need to analyze data and Excel files that are too complicated to manage. A basic concept of BI is assumed.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Value Proposition of MicroStrategy
MicroStrategy Business Intelligence suite
Chapter 2: Mapping Typical Business Needs
Understanding the business needs
Chapter 3: Reporting – from Excel to Intelligent Data
Visualization objects – graphs and grids
Analyze data
Chapter 4: Scorecards and Dashboards – Information Visualization
Scorecards versus dashboards
Chapter 5: Sharing Your BI Reports and Dashboards
Reaching your audience
Main menu
Chapter 6: MicroStrategy and the Cloud
The MicroStrategy Cloud portfolio
Chapter 7: BI Reports at Your Hands
The MicroStrategy Mobile BI client solution setup
MicroStrategy Mobile usability

What You Will Learn

  • Understand and apply best practices for BI reports and dashboard design
  • Enable the MicroStrategy platform
  • Leverage transactional data for your BI reports and dashboards
  • Design reports and dashboards independently
  • Apply advanced features to your reports
  • Secure your data and enable collaboration
  • Automate your reports
  • Explore the complete portfolio of MicroStrategy


In Detail

Business Intelligence is a type of technology that has been proven to support business decisions in an organization. MicroStrategy 9 is a fully-integrated BI platform that makes Business Intelligence faster, easier, and more user-friendly. It enables businesses to generate their own reports and dashboards without the need for technical knowledge.

This practical, hands-on guide will provide Business Intelligence for executives, as well as enable BI reports and dashboards without the dependency of IT savvy personnel. It will allow you to design, build, and share business relevant data in hours, in a secure way, including mobile devices and show you how to leverage your transactional information.

This example-oriented book looks at the value proposition of cloud computing and the MicroStrategy platform, and features practical exercises for BI reports and dashboard enablement, including the design phase and best practices for when we design a BI report.

The book begins with an exploration of MicroStrategy along with typical business needs. Our focus then shifts to best practices for BI reports and dashboard definitions from the functional stand point, with easy-to-do exercises that will allow you to enable the reports in the platform. You will learn about scorecards and dashboards, along with sharing the reports. Next, you will get acquainted with cloud-based services provided by the MicroStrategy platform. By the end of this book, you will able to design, enable, and share BI reports and dashboards without the need for comprehensive technical knowledge, and leverage the latest technology on the market.


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