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Creating Business Intelligence for Your Organisation 1: Essentials - SBA1

This course teaches Learners how to build reports, analyses, and dashboards for consumption by business users and other information consumers in your organisation.


3 days - Classroom

Learn how to

  • use several of the business user applications in the platform for SAS Business Analytics
  • build SAS Information Maps, SAS Stored Processes, and SAS BI Dashboards
  • consolidate information into a business reporting application
  • examine the types of metadata created in the platform for SAS Business Analytics.

Who should attend

BI content developers


No SAS experience or programming experience is required, although you should have some computer experience. Specifically, you should

  • be able to log on and off a computer and use a keyboard or mouse
  • have some experience using Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel (specifically, you should be able to open and save documents, use the menus and toolbars to accomplish tasks, and navigate Word documents and Excel spreadsheets)
  • know how to use a Web browser to access information.
Experience with SAS programming, SAS Enterprise Guide, or both is helpful but not required. You can gain SAS programming experience by attending the SAS Programming 1: Essentials course. You can gain SAS Enterprise Guide experience by attending the SAS Enterprise Guide 1: Querying and Reporting course.

Course Contents


  • exploring the platform for SAS Business Analytics environment
  • introducing the course environment and scenario

Introducing the Report Applications

  • defining the business user role and reporting applications
  • exploring the SAS Add-In for Microsoft Office
  • exploring SAS Web Report Studio
  • exploring the SAS Information Delivery Portal

Creating an Information Map

  • understanding SAS Information Maps
  • utilising different data sources
  • exploiting dynamic subsetting of data

Building a SAS BI Dashboard Application

  • understanding SAS BI Dashboard
  • building the SAS BI Dashboard components

Building Stored Processes using SAS Enterprise Guide

  • understanding SAS Stored Process concepts
  • creating a SAS Enterprise Guide project
  • introducing stored process parameters

Creating Multidimensional Data Sources

  • understanding online analytical processing (OLAP)concepts
  • building an information map from a SAS OLAP cube

Consolidating Information into a Business Reporting Application

  • creating a business reporting application

Examining the Environment Metadata (Self-Study)

  • review the platform for SAS Business Analytics
  • review the course environment

Software Addressed

This course addresses the following software product(s): Platform for SAS Business Analytics, SAS Information Map Studio.

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