INSS 395 assignment 2

Submit your answers to the questions in the Chapter 1 Exercise 1 document (see attached). When submitting answers be certain to restate the question so as to make it clear what question is being answered. Create a single word document with the answers and include graphs and tables where appropriate to support your answers.Access SAP Business Objects via the following link: http://munich.cob.csuchico.edu:8080/BOE/BIthe link below is the assignment with questions 12-21 but only do 18-21. Thanks.
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SAP  BusinessObjects  Explorer  
CHAPTER  1:  EXERCISE  1  
DATA  EXPLORATION  WITH  SAP  EXPLORER  
NITIN   K ALÉ,   U NIVERSITY   O F   S OUTHERN   C ALIFORNIA  
NANCY   J ONES,   S AN   D IEGO   S TATE   U NIVERSITY  
 
OBJECTIVE  
Self-service data exploration with SAP BusinessObjects Explorer. Explore GBI sales data to find top
customers and products.
ACTIVITIES  
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Load sales data
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Explore data with charts and tables
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Filter, sort, and rank
SOFTWARE  PREREQUISITES  
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Web browser
UCC  PRODUCTS  REQUIRED
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SAP  BusinessObjects  Explorer  
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SAP BusinessObjects Explorer
DATA  REQUIRED
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GBI dataset is available in GBI_Data_E1_1.xlsx
SCENARIO  
Kumar is a new intern at GBI. He is working in the sales department with Nina Kane. On the first day at
work, he is given a dataset for GBI historical sales. He has been asked to explore these data to
understand some of the trends of GBI customers and products.
EXERCISE  
1. Login to SAP BusinessObjects Explorer
2. Open SAP BusinessObjects Explorer using this icon.
3. In the SAP BusinessObjects Explorer app, load the file GBI_Data_E1_1.xlsx
4. Click Preview and Configure
5. In the Preview screen, you will see Figure  1
6. You can make changes here if you want. Explorer automatically categorizes the data in the Excel
file as label or number etc. based on the data it finds in each column.
7. Click OK
8. Explorer presents its initial data visualization.
9. You can filter, sort, and rank the fields as you like.
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SAP  BusinessObjects  Explorer  
10. Several charting options are also available.
11. Being a self-service application, Explorer is easy to use. Help Kumar answer the following
questions
 
Figure  1:  Explorer  preview  
 
12. What is the revenue for Germany?
13. What is the revenue for 2008 in US?
14. What product has the highest revenue?
15. Show the revenue trend over years.
16. Show the revenue trend for US and Germany over years.
17. What is the total sales quantity for the top 5 customers?
18. What is the highest percentage of revenue provided by a bike (no accessories) in
Germany?
19. Using a Tag Cloud, show what product has the highest revenue.
20. Is there seasonality in sales quantity? Which month has the highest sales quantity?
21. What day of the month brings in the highest revenue?
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