• Participants will gain the detailed knowledge necessary to design a dashboard that can be used to facilitate the decision making process.
  • Participants will become familiar with methods for connecting their dashboards to popular live data sources.
  • Participants will be able to shorten their development time using templates, themes and best practices when designing dashboards.


  • This course is intended for inexperienced SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards 4.0 users who need to create and distribute interactive and connected dashboards based on Microsoft Excel workbooks.



  • Basic knowledge of Excel spreadsheets


  • Familiarity with BusinessObjects Enterprise, Crystal Reports, or Live Office
  • Ability to create summarized data from tabular data
  • Experience creating database queries

Course based on software release

  • SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards 4.0
  • Notepad (XML Editor)
  • Windows Explorer
  • Microsoft Excel with the BusinessObjects Live Office plug-in
  • Crystal Reports 2011
  • BI Launchpad
  • Query as a Web Service Designer
  • Interactive Analysis/Web Intelligence


  • Create engaging and interactive dashboards.
  • Connect your dashboard to live data to make business decisions based on up to the minute data.
  • Share your dashboard in multiple environments.