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Computer applications in the modern
enterprise
Επιχειρησιακές Εφαρμογές Η/Υ
Lectures 10-13: Business Intelligence and
Enterprise Reporting
Univ. of the Aegean
Financial and Management Engineering Dpt
Petros KAVASSALIS
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What you will learn in this course
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A set of fundamental concepts and frameworks for understanding the
potential impact of information technology (IT) on business strategy and
structure
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Computers and Information Systems (IS)
The business value chain
Business integration through Enterprise Application Integration
Information Systems in practice: How does the modern enterprise use
“Business Intelligence” (BI) systems to improve decision-making
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Methods and BI examples
“Hands-on” experience: create business reports by using Eclpise BIRT Reporting Tool
(http://www.eclipse.org/birt/phoenix/)
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Communication tools
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e-mail: [email protected]
Course web site: see FME web site
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Students evaluation
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Class Participation (20%)
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Assignments (20%)
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Final Exam (650%)
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http://ghill.customer.netspace.net.au/reporting/definition.html
Enterprise Reporting: definition
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Τhe regular provision of information to decision-makers
within an organization to support them in their work. These
reports can take the form of
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Graphs
Text
Tables
Typically, are disseminated through the Web as a set of
regularly updated documents or web pages (published in the
"enterprise portal").
Alternatively, they may be emailed directly to users or simply
printed out and handed around…
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Enterprise Reporting: typical examples
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Dashboards
KPI (Key Performance Indicators)
Alerting / Risks Identification
Trend Analysis
Benchmarking
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OLAP cubes
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http://msdn.microsoft.com/enus/library/office/aa140038(v=office.10).aspx
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Eclipse BIRT Reporting Tool
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Open Source Reporting Tool
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BIRT has two main components
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A report designer based on Eclipse
A runtime component that you can add to your app server
(BIRT also offers a charting engine that lets you add charts to your own
application)
There are several Reporting Tools
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Oracle
IBM
Microsoft
Open Source
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Please locate and report to me about similar to BIRT Reporting Tool
commercial or open source software
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The anatomy of a BIRT Report
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Data
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Data Transforms
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Reports present data sorted, summarized, filtered and grouped to fit the
user's needs. BIRT allows sophisticated operations such as grouping on
sums, percentages of overall totals etc
Business Logic
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Databases (and web services, Java objects etc.)
Many reports require business-specific logic to convert raw data into
information useful for the user.
Presentation
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Once the data is ready, BIRT provides a wide range of options for presenting
it to the user: tables, charts, text and more.
A single data set can appear in multiple ways, and a single report can present
data from multiple data sets.
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How to use BIRT to create a Report
http://www.eclipse.org/birt/phoenix/tutorial/basic/
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Introduction
Creating a Report
Brief UI Tour
Building a Data Source
Building a Data Set
Building a Table
Testing Your Report
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Setting Visual Properties
Setting Data Properties
Using Styles
Cascading Styles
Using a Grid
Using a Text Item
Next Steps
My first Report (from BIRT web site):
http://download.eclipse.org/birt/downloads/examples/reports/2.1/tutorial/tutorial.html
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The 3 key functions
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Data Source (db)
Data Set
Report Layout
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Overview of BIRT Reporting System
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Report Layout
(presentation)
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Data Set
(processing)
Data Source
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Data Source = Database
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You can “easily” integrate a database in “BIRT” application
BIRT from http://www.eclipse.org/birt/phoenix/ is coming with a Sample
Database
The course provides ths database: TESTOTADB
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Data Set_Preview Results
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Data Set_SQL Query Builder
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Data Set_SQL Query
[http://www.w3schools.com/sql/default.asp]
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Make a Business Intelligence Report
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Exercise 5
Exercise 6
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