BusinessObjects Dashboards

BusinessObjects Dashboards


Our SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards (formerly Xcelsius) course is designed to meet the needs of all SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards users from designer to decision maker.


One of the key prerequisites is a good knowledge of Microsoft Excel. This course contains an Excel module to assist delegates in using Excel in conjunction with SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards. In addition, an understanding of Windows conventions is required.


2 days. Hands on.

This course is available on site only. Please call for details.

Course Objectives

On this course delegates will learn how to create complex, multi-dimensional business dashboards and how to manage the BusinessObjects Dashboards architecture and basic components. The course deals thoroughly with Dashboard design, formatting and export.

The course takes the delegate through three distinct stages:

  • Getting to know SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards and the underlying architecture.
  • Adding components and modifying their behaviour and format.
  • Making components work together.

Course Content

Understanding SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards
BusinessObjects Dashboards architecture.
Microsoft Excel.
Setup options.

Basic Dashboard Design
Creating a dashboard.
Editing the canvas.
Adding components.
Using preview mode.

Single values
Adding single value components.
Dynamic naming.
Assigning a value.
Changing component behaviour.

Using Charts
Understanding chart types.
Choosing a data range.
Using data series.
Drill-down charts.

Understanding selector types.
Navigating a dashboard.

Creating alerts.
Setting targets.
Traffic lighting Interactive alerts.

Interacting Components
Understanding how components interact.
Using multiple components.
Using drill-down.

Dynamic Visibility, Layering and Grouping
Understanding dynamic visibility.
Creating dashboard layers.
Hiding and viewing components in design mode.
Applying dynamic visibility.

Advanced Dashboard Formatting
Using backgrounds.
Adding logos.
Dynamic text objects.

Exporting Dashboards
Understanding SWF (Flash) files.
Exporting to PDF documents.
Exporting to Microsoft Office.

Live Data Connectivity
Live data architecture.
Creating live dashboards.

Virtual Courses

ALL of our courses can be delivered virtually. And our Bath public schedule of courses are now available as live virtual sessions, using the popular Zoom Virtual Classroom and remote labs. Delegates can test their access at:

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