"This book is insightful and thought-provoking for even the mostseasoned SAP BW individual."
-Richard M. Dunning, Chair, American SAP Users Group
Written by the leading experts in the field, this comprehensiveguide shows you how to implement the SAP Business InformationWarehouse (BW) and create useful applications for business analysisof company-wide data. You'll quickly learn how to design, build,analyze, and administer the data and information in the SAP BWcomponent. The authors present the material in a way that reflectsthe process an organization goes through during a softwareimplementation. They begin with an introduction to the fundamentalsof data warehousing and business intelligence, helping youdetermine if SAP BW is right for your organization. The book thenfocuses on the business content and options available when tryingto deliver value from the data stored in the SAP BW. And itincludes a methodology for implementing the BW, such as datamodeling and techniques for capturing and transforming data.
With this book, you'll discover the options available in SAP BW 3.0and explore a new way to drive business performance. It will showyou how to:
Tackle such challenges as eliminating poor data quality
Develop an information model in order to properly deploy SAPBW
Utilize ETL, data storage, information access, analysis, andpresentation services
Schedule, monitor, archive, and troubleshoot data loads
* Effectively plan and manage the performance of a datawarehouse
The companion Web site provides useful guides and templates forconfiguring your system, industry case studies, and additionalupdates.