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by Ned Falk, Senior Education Consultant, SAP March 8, 2017
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Ned Falk shows two options for creating scorecards with the new scorecard-visualization component in SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio 1.6.


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In this second part of his series on the new simplified modeling environment for SAP BW running on SAP HANA, Ned Falk explores the new advanced Data Store object. He compares it with the BW InfoProviders it is designed to replace, and gives an overview of the features of this new object.


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Ned Falk discusses the integration between BusinessObjects Analysis, edition for Microsoft Office, and Design Studio features. Specifically, learn how to pass  two features, calculations and conditional formatting, into a Design Studio Application from the BusinessObjects Analysis, edition for Microsoft Office, reporting tool that built them.


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by Ned Falk, Senior Education Consultant, SAP April 26, 2016
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Ned Falk explores the newest InfoProviders for SAP BW running on SAP HANA. Gain an overview of the transition in the modeling of InfoProviders from SAP BW running on traditional disk-based databases to SAP BW on SAP HANA.


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by Ned Falk, Senior Education Consultant, SAP March 15, 2016
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Ned Falk explores the pros and cons of the new SAP Business Warehouse (SAP BW) release, SAP BW 7.5, edition for SAP HANA, versus a normal SAP BW-powered by SAP HANA system or SAP BW running on any other database. Learn how this newest version of SAP BW promotes SAP’s new run simple mantra for guiding products into the future, by simplifying BW object choices.


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by Taha M. Mahmoud, Senior BI Consultant February 10, 2016
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Taha Mahmoud shows how to identify and solve SQL design traps in SAP BusinessObjects universes using the SAP BusinessObjects Information Design Tool (IDT). Learn about the issues that arise if these traps aren’t fixed and how to use SAP BusinessObjects universe functions to fix and resolve them.


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by Ned Falk, Senior Education Consultant, SAP January 13, 2016
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Ned Falk discusses the deployment of the so-called embedded BW system and explores the pros and cons of this kind of implementation.


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by Ned Falk, Senior Education Consultant, SAP November 4, 2015
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Ned Falk gives an overview of the techniques used to build analytic privileges to control access to the data in information views (calculation, analytic, and attribute) in SAP HANA. He shows the options of using SQL privileges and XML-based analytical privileges, along with dynamic versions of both to accomplish row-level security. He also discusses the difference between both catalog (run-time) and repository (design-time) role creation of these privileges.


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by Ned Falk, Senior Education Consultant, SAP October 7, 2015
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Ned Falk gives an overview of the techniques used to build security roles to control access to data and the administration features of the SAP HANA database and how they should be assigned. With two graphical options for building roles, the design-time/repository method and the run-time/catalog method, learn the best option to use, and when.


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by Ned Falk, Senior Education Consultant, SAP September 16, 2015
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In this second part of his series, Ned Falk discusses the specifics of SAP Predictive Analytics’ Expert Analytics functionality. Using a real-world example he shows how Expert Analytics provides predictions about buying behavior for potential customers. In the first article, he explored the Automated Analytics tool. Reading both articles, gain a greater understanding about these two complementary, but different tools.


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by Ned Falk, Senior Education Consultant, SAP September 11, 2015
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Ned Falk gives an overview of the features of SAP BW in combination with and in place of the modeling tools native to SAP HANA. He provides information about SAP BW’s role in enterprise reporting as well as alternative scenarios in which SAP BW may be an option for future growth, while in other, rare, cases, SAP BW might not be needed at all.


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In this first part of a series, Ned Falk discusses all the data-mining/predictive analysis tools SAP offers (for a wide perspective) and then focuses on one of the newest tools, SAP Predictive Analytics. Learn how to use the Automated Analysis component within SAP Predictive Analytics (previously marketed separately as SAP InfiniteInsight) to classify your customers as well as to predict the profile of a customer who would actually buy your products.


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Ned Falk shows how you can create a replication and manipulation flowchart to load SAP ERP Central Component (ECC) data into SAP HANA and improve it on the way in. He also reviews the positioning of this tool in relation to other extraction, transformation, and loading (ETL) process tools associated with moving data into SAP HANA.


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by Ned Falk, Senior Education Consultant, SAP May 25, 2015
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Ned Falk shows how use SAP BW 7.4 HANA Analysis Process, a new tool that improves on and complements the existing Analysis Process Designer (APD) for executing data-mining algorithms and storing procedures using the power of SAP HANA via an SAP BW interface.

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Ned Falk shows how you can make a new Support Package 8 configuration setting that warns SAP HANA studio users when they might be doing something in production that might normally only be done in a development or test environment.


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by Ned Falk, Senior Education Consultant, SAP April 20, 2015
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Ned Falk teaches how to use a new SAP BW 7.4 feature to instantly make data flow objects from the existing older (SAP BW 7.3) ETL components that were linked together via the context-menu method.

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Ned Falk shows how to use a ranking node in a calculation view to limit the result sets of data returned to the client tools from the SAP HANA database. Learn the basic features of this new option, how to leverage user input to alter the number of records returned, and how to dynamically partition elements to provide a more meaningful output.


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by Ned Falk, Senior Education Consultant, SAP February 9, 2015
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Ned Falk explores the new features of Version Management of SAP BW objects. He shows how to automatically (or manually) create different versions of SAP BW objects, and perform version comparisons and version recovery, allowing objects to be restored to an earlier version.

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by Ned Falk, Senior Education Consultant, SAP December 22, 2014
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BusinessObjects Design Studio 1.4 includes some very neat navigation features. Ned Falk explains the new User Interactivity features as well as its new drag-and-drop navigation capabilities.


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Ned Falk shows how you can create personalized scheduled Web Intelligence documents with SAP BW and BusinessObjects to elevate performance issues and provide reports tailored to each user.


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