This 3-day BOX310 SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards training enables you to transform Excel workbooks into captivating dashboards. After this course delegates will be able to build engaging dashboards for executives and business users.

Dashboards provide insight into complex data and deliver confidence to those who the dashboard to make decisions. As a business benefit, you will be able to connect your dashboards to any data source and provide everyone in your organization with up-to-the-minute personalized data. You’ll manage multiple data sources by controlling all live data connections from one central interface. You will improve your productivity by manipulating and linking your data to visually compelling analytics in a single design.


  • Application Consultant
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Process Owner / Team Lead / Power User


  • Essential, none
  • Recommended, Microsoft Excel

Course Contents:

Module 1: Introduction to Dashboards

  • Creating Interactive Dashboards
  • Using an Embedded Excel Workbook in the Dashboard

Module 2: Data Visualizations with Charts

  • Using Data in a Range
  • Using Data in a Series
  • Preparing Future Data by Ignoring End Blanks

Module 3: Dashboard Distribution

  • Distributing a Dashboard

Module 4: Single Value Components

  • Using Single Value Components

Module 5: Alerts

  • Setting Up Alerts

Module 6: Selectors

  • Using Selectors
  • Setting Default Values for Selectors
  • Selecting Multiple Items

Module 7: Common Components

  • Using Images in a Dashboard
  • Using Tables in a Dashboard
  • Using an Interactive Calendar in a Dashboard
  • Adding a URL to a Dashboard

Module 8: Components Used as Selectors

  • Using the Chart Component as a Selector
  • Using the Map Component as a Selector

Module 9: Format Options

  • Configuring Proportional Size and Position
  • Using Themes to Apply Formats
  • Using Templates to Apply Formats
  • Applying Globalization

Module 10: Dynamic Visibility

  • Adding Dynamic Visibility
  • Using Formulas to Create Dynamic Visibility
  • Creating Multi-Layer Dashboards

Module 11: Dashboard Design Optimization

  • Optimizing Dashboard Design

Module 12: Dashboard Connection to Live Data

  • Using Live Data Sources
  • Setting Up an XML Connection
  • Using Web Services to Connect to Data
  • Using the Query Browser to Connect to Data
  • Using the Portal Data Connection to Connect to Data