Checklist: Creating high -impact BW workbooks

So you've purchased and installed SAP BW at your company and you've created some basic reports. So far, so good -- but now it's time to take BW to the next level. This checklist provides you with proven project strategies that increase the use of your BW reporting.

So you've purchased and installed SAP BW at your company and you've created some basic reports. You're happy that you've been able to retrieve data into the BW BEx Analyzer, but you're not sure how to increase the usability for your users. Should you learn how to change the look and feel of the reports? Should you eliminate some functionality to 'protect your users from the system'? Should you find a way of putting all your reports into one printable package?

This checklist provides you with proven project strategies that quite simply increase the use of your BW reporting. The following scenarios will illustrate ways you can achieve a successful implementation of BW by increasing the number of users and the frequency that these users access data.


CREATING HIGH IMPACT BW WORKBOOKS

  Home: Introduction
 Scenario 1: I need to create a customized template with my company's logo
 Scenario 2: I need to create a template without gridlines
 Scenario 3: I need my users to have the latest data available
 Scenario 4: I need to publish reports where users can't modify the layout of the report
 Scenario 5: I have a requirement to put all my reports into a single package
 Scenario 6: I want to lock the data values found in my BW reports
 Review: Conclusion and more resources
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Peter Scott, Business Intelligence Platinum Consultant
Peter has designed and delivered a wide range of training workshops on SAP's Business Warehouse (2.x,3.x), developing corporate management reporting strategies, creating executive dashboards, and producing enterprise-wide reporting applications. Be sure to check out his Expert User Guide: Mastering BW Reporting.
Copyright 2005 TechTarget
This was last published in August 2005

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