[Assignment 1[ [Assignment 2] [Assignment 3] [Extra Credit]
The purpose of the homework assignment is to encourage further practice of the theoretical topics covered in our book. The image below shows you the 3 major components of SAP's Business Intelligence architecture: Sources, Capabilities, and Access (think of it as Input, Process, Output). Each homework assignment focuses on one of these components. Assignment 1 focuses on the development of a Data Warehouse. Assignment 2 focuses on gathering business intelligence (including data mining), and Assignment 3 focuses on the presentation layer with Dashboards and reports.
Assignment Submitting Standards:
All assignments are individual assignments. However, if we participate in the Dashboard Design Competition, then, assignment 3 will be a team assignment with 3 members per team.
All assignments are due at the beginning of the class period. Late assignments will NOT be accepted.
All assignments should be printed and stapled together with the cover letter statement (click for sample) on the top.
When presenting your analysis report, please insert your SAP screens/documentation to demonstrate the completion of each task.
(40 points) ASSIGNMENT 1 - Build a Data Warehouse [top]
Assignment 1.1: Create InfoObject Catalogs, InfoObjects, DataStore Object and InfoCube. ../SAP_BI/Assignment1_BI4.docx
Assignment 1.2: ETL Master Data from Flat Files. ../SAP_BI/Assignment1_Part2_BI4.docx, ../SAP_BI/GBI20ProductV01.csv
Assignment 1.3: ETL Transaction Data from Flat Files. ../SAP_BI/Assignment1_Part3_BI4.docx, ../SAP_BI/SalesdataV01.csv
(30 points) ASSIGNMENT 2 - Produce Reports and Mine for Intelligence [top]
Assignment 2.1: Build a Query with BEx Query Designer. ../SAP_BI/AssignmentReport_Part1.docx
Assignment 2.3: Analyze data with BusinessObjects Explorer 4.0. Assignment22_Solution.docx
Assignment 2.4: Data Mining (Association Analysis). Assignment23_Solution.docx, shoppingdataset.csv (data file)
(30 points) ASSIGNMENT 3 - Develop the Presentation Layer [top]
Assignment 3.1: Dashboard Design Competition Case Study: ../SAP_BI/Junior Achievement case study.pdf
Here is the Assignment description: ../SAP_BI/DashboardDesignAssignment.doc.
Here is the data: ../SAP_BI/DashboardDesignDocuments.zip
(5 points) Extra Credit - Work with Pivot Tables [top]Here is a list of all calculations required:
a. Sales (or Net Sales) = Revenue - Discount
b. Contribution Margin = "Net Sales" - "Cost Of Goods Sold"
c. Margin Ratio = "Contribution Margin" / "Net Sales"
Using the Microsoft Excel File BicycleForPivotV01.xls, answer the following questions:
What were the Grand Total Net Sales for the Entire Organization? (documentation: text)
What were the Internet Net Sales for Munich Bike Store Sales Organization and for City bike (CB) Material Group? (documentation: text)
What were the Wholesale Net for Munich Bike Store Sales Organization and for City bike (CB) Material Group, and for M6 Hardtrail 18" Material? (documentation: text)
Show a report for Internet Net Sales, for City bike (CB) Material Group, only in 2007, and for the months of Jan, Feb, and March? (documentation: print screen)
Show a report for Wholesales sales by Material Group, only in 2007, and for ALL months. In this report show the Revenues, Net Sales, Contribution Margin ("Net Sales" - "Cost Of Goods Sold"), and Margin Ratio ("Contribution Margin" / "Net Sales". (documentation: print screen)
Submit an one page document which contains your answers. Make sure that your name is on the document.