BO Dashboards 4 (Xcelsius) Beginner-Intermediate Boot Camp

Back to Dashboards/Xcelsius Training

Price: $495 per student, per day
Duration: 3 Days

Available Dates: 

Who is this course intended for?

Individuals who are new to Dashboard Designer 4.1 and need to learn concepts and theory, including beginning to intermediate techniques and best practices for developing a dashboard.

What will I learn?

At the end of this course, you will be able to create a dynamic dashboard!

What should I know?

You should have experience in Microsoft Excel 2003 or greater.

Course Agenda:
Day 1
Intro to Dashboard Designer
  • Overview & History of Dashboard Designer (Xcelsius)
  • How Dashboard Designer Works behind the Scenes
  • Overview of the Designer Canvas

Charts and Selectors

  • Chart Components
  • Chart Properties and Setting up Chart Values
  • Selector Components
  • Filtered Rows

Drilling Down with Insertion

  • Using Drill Down with Components
  • Using Drill Down with Pie Chart as a Selector

Formatting and Alerts

  • Formatting Options on Charts and Selectors
  • Themes and Color Options
  • Alert Options on Charts and Selectors
Day 2

Tables, Gauges and Sliders for “What-If” Analysis

  • Advantages/Disadvantages of Tables
  • Using Tables for Troubleshooting
  • Single Value Components
  • Examine “What-If” Analysis

Dynamic Visibility

  • Using and Applying Dynamic Visibility

Hands-On Modules

  • Hands-on activities with Instructor Guidance

Explore Connectivity Options

  • Export Options
  • Connectivity Options
    • Live Office
    • Query as a Web Service (QaaWS)
    • XML
    • Query Browser
    • InfoBurst Dash

Best Practices

  • Design considerations
  • Formulas used Most with Dashboard
  • Laying Out Data to Optimize Dashboard Performance


Recommended Supplemental Material:

Creating Dashboards with SAP BusinessObjects Book ImageCreating Dashboards with SAP BusinessObjects: The Comprehensive Guide – Create interactive dashboards with the tool also known as Xcelsius Understand how to use SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards in an SAP environment Explore new features such as Query Browser, sparkline chart, and Universe connectivity Impress your audience with eye-catching, informative, and easy-to-navigate dashboards with SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards! In this book, you ll quickly learn the basics of building your own dashboard and move on to customize your creations with themes, data connections, and other essential features. SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards Basics Build a strong foundation by understanding the features, options, themes, and commands at your disposal, and benefi t from comprehensive examples and practical exercises.

Visualize the Process Benefit from numerous screenshots that show how different features will look in a dashboard (and view them in color in the online version!). Custom Options Tailor and enhance your dashboard by using SDK tools, data connectivity with options like SAP Crystal Reports and SAP BusinessObjects Live Office, and both SAP and non-SAP tools. Bonus Online Information Download source code from all examples and find color figure downloads at com. Updated and Revised for Release 4.0 Find all changes in the move to SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards 4.0, from small menu changes and what they mean, to new developments in location intelligence and more.

Price: $49.95 (including shipping)

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  1. Need Dashboard training, do we have any self paced training included in this.

    • Rick Pedigo says:

      Hi Krishna. The Dashboard 4/Xcelsius Boot Camp is a 2-day virtual class that is instructor led. There are a variety of class exercises with instructor involvement covering a variety dashboard topics for example; Customized Buttons, Drill Down, Dynamic Visibility, Scorecards, and Label Based Menus.

      I’d be more than happy to chat with you about the class offerings. Let me know your contact information or call me at 623.340.2119. Thanks, Rick Pedigo

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