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Microsoft ® Office 2007 Business Intelligence

Book Description

Extract and analyze mission-critical enterprise data using Microsoft Office 2007

This authoritative volume is a practical guide to the powerful new collaborative Business Intelligence tools available in Office 2007. Using real-world examples and clear explanations, Microsoft Office 2007 Business Intelligence: Reporting, Analysis, and Measurement from the Desktop shows you how to use Excel, Excel Services, SharePoint, and PerformancePoint with a wide range of stand-alone and external data in today's networked office. You will learn how to analyze data and generate reports, scorecards, and dashboards with the Office tools you're already using to help you in your everyday work.

  • Create Excel PivotTables and PivotCharts and apply Conditional Formatting
  • Convert Excel spreadsheets into Excel Tables with Conditional Formatting and Charting
  • Connect external data to Excel using Office Data Connections and SharePoint
  • Create SharePoint dashboards that display data from multiple sources
  • Add Key Performance Indicators and Excel Services reports to your dashboards
  • Harness advanced SQL Server 2005 data analysis tools with the Excel Data Mining Add-In and Visio Cluster Diagrams
  • Generate integrated PerformancePoint Scorecards
  • Create Visio PivotDiagrams and Windows Mobile spreadsheets

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. About the Author
  3. About the Technical Editor
  4. Foreword
  5. Preface
  6. Acknowledgments
  7. Introduction to Microsoft Office BI Concepts
    1. The Scope of the Book
    2. The Book's Purpose
    3. Setting the Stage
    4. Chapter Content
  8. PivotTables, PivotCharts, and Conditional Formatting
    1. What Is a PivotTable?
    2. Opening an Excel 2003 Spreadsheet in Excel 2007
    3. Getting Started: Selecting Data for the PivotTable
    4. Basic PivotTable Formatting and Data Element Placement
    5. Using the Ribbon Menu for More Advanced Formatting
    6. Ribbon Menu Design Tab: Power Formatting
    7. The Right Data: Filters for PivotTable and PivotChart Data
    8. Conditional Formatting Inside a PivotTable
  9. Excel Tables: Conditional Formatting, What-If and Statistics, and Charts
    1. What Is an Excel Table?
    2. Opening an Excel 2003 Spreadsheet in Excel 2007
    3. Selecting Data for the Excel Table
    4. Excel What-If Applied to an Excel Table
    5. Excel 2007 Charts with Excel Tables
  10. Excel and External Data: Files, Databases, Cubes, and Data from the Internet
    1. What Is an External Data Connection?
    2. Importing Data from a Text File into Excel 2007
    3. Importing Access Data into Excel 2007
    4. Importing Oracle Data into Excel 2007
    5. Importing SQL Server Data into Excel 2007
    6. Importing SQL Server OLAP Data into Excel 2007
    7. Connecting Excel to the Internet with Web Queries
  11. Excel and SharePoint: Reports, Key Performance Indicators, and Dashboards
    1. What Is a SharePoint Portal?
    2. SharePoint 2007 Portal
    3. SharePoint 2007 Data Connections Library
    4. Publishing an Excel 2007 Report to SharePoint 2007 Excel Services
    5. Key Performance Indicators in SharePoint 2007
    6. SharePoint Images and Links
  12. Excel and Data Mining: Key Influencers, Categories, and Forecasting
    1. What Is Data Mining?
    2. Excel 2007: Data Mining Analyze Ribbon Menu Tools
    3. Excel 2007: Data Mining Analyze Tab, Analysis Tools
    4. Excel 2007: Data Mining Analyze Tab, Predictive Tools
    5. Excel 2007: Data Mining Tab Tools
    6. Visio 2007: Data Mining Cluster Diagram
  13. PerformancePoint: Dashboards, Scorecards, and Key Performance Indicators
    1. What Is a PerformancePoint Scorecard?
    2. PerformancePoint 2007 Planning
    3. PerformancePoint 2007 Dashboard Designer
    4. KPI Design and Configuration
    5. Scorecard Design and Configuration
    6. Report Design and Configuration
    7. Data Sources
    8. Indicator Design and Configuration
    9. Strategy Map Design
  14. Office BI: Office, Visio, Windows Mobile, Office Online, SQL Server, and Virtual Earth
    1. What Are the Other Parts of Office Business Intelligence?
    2. Outlook 2007 SharePoint View
    3. PowerPoint 2007 Charts with Excel 2007
    4. Visio 2007 PivotDiagram
    5. Word 2007 and Excel 2007 PivotTables
    6. Windows Mobile 6.0 and Excel 2007
    7. Office Online
    8. SQL Server Business Intelligence Platform Technologies
    9. Virtual Earth in a Business Intelligence Context