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By Stacia Misner, Philo Janus

Master Microsoft's company Intelligence Tools

Building built-in enterprise Intelligence ideas with SQL Server 2008 R2 & workplace 2010 explains tips on how to take complete good thing about Microsoft's collaborative enterprise intelligence (BI) instruments. numerous robust, versatile applied sciences are coated, together with SQL Server research companies (SSAS), Excel, Excel prone, PowerPivot, SQL Server Integration companies (SSIS), Server Reporting providers (SSRS), SharePoint Server 2010, PerformancePoint prone, and grasp facts prone. This sensible advisor makes a speciality of deveoloping end-to-end BI options that foster trained choice making.

• Create a multidimensional shop for aggregating company info with SSAS
• Maximize the research services of Excel and Excel Services
• mix info from various resources and fix info for research with PowerPivot
• flow facts into the procedure utilizing SSIS, InfoPath, Streamsight, and SharePoint 2010 exterior Lists
• construct and submit experiences with SSRS
• combine info from disparate functions, utilizing SharePoint 2010 BI features
• Create scorecards and dashboards with PerformancePoint Services
• Summarize huge volumes of knowledge in charts and graphs
• Use the SSRS map function for advanced visualizations of spatial data
• discover styles and relationships in info utilizing the SSAS info mining engine
• deal with grasp info administration with grasp info Services
• put up the elements of your BI resolution and practice administrative initiatives

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IT professionals design reports in BIDS, shown in Figure 2-6, and then publish them to the server. From the server, users 35 36 Building Integrated Business Intelligence Solutions Figure 2-6 Designing a report in BIDS can view reports through the Report Manager website, or the URL for a report can be linked from any other website. Reports can also be embedded in webpages. In addition to simply looking at reports via a browser, reports can be exported to Excel, Word, XML, PDF, or TIFF formats. Reporting Services 2008 R2 adds the ability to make reports available as an Atom data feed.

We happen to feel this is a short, easy-to-remember mnemonic that will keep you on track when defining the KPIs. A KPI is generally going to consist of a text description, an actual value, and a target value. From there, you may have additional data, such as a performance indicator, trend 21 22 Building Integrated Business Intelligence Solutions Figure 1-14 A detailed KPI indicator, additional targets (for example, a long-term target and a short-term target), and perhaps even annotations and sparklines.

OLAP analysis lets analysts dig into data to ask various questions and try to find the answers. Data mining is what you do when you don’t even know what question to ask. Essentially, data mining is about identifying patterns in large volumes of data. Data mining is how grocery stores identify purchases that are generally made together, or alternatively, purchases that are not made in the same trip. ” There are a number of definitions or explanations of data mining. ” – David Hand, Heikki Mannila, and Padhraic Smyth, Principles of Data Mining (MIT Press, 2001) SQL Server Analysis Services has a data mining engine built in.

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