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SAP Crystal Dashboard Design

Course Overview


In the SAP Crystal Dashboard Design Training course, Participants will learn to create interactive visualizations for presenting complex data in a simple way, and to conduct analysis to make critical decisions. Participants will also create complete dashboards that use dynamic components including maps, charts, menus and alerts. Finally, Participants will publish dashboards into various file formats such as Adobe Flash, Microsoft Office PowerPoint, Adobe PDF, and also to the web.

Course Content


Introduction To Dashboard Design 2011 and Presentation Design

  • What is Dashboard Design?
  • What’s New in Dashboard Design 2011?
  • Getting Help
  • What is a Dashboard?

Quick Tour Of Dashboard Design

  • The Start Page
  • The Workspace
  • The Canvas
  • The Menu
  • The Online Help File
  • Toolbars
  • File Types
  • Dashboard Examples
  • Formatting Options
  • Order Options
  • Selecting Components
  • Nudging Components

Exploring The Workspace

  • The Workspace
  • Components Browser
  • Object Browser
  • How to Resize Panels and Windows
  • Resizing the Canvas
  • The Canvas Properties Panel
  • Docking Panels
  • Using the Auto Hide Option
  • Quick Views
  • Preferences
  • Printing Dashboards
  • Print Preview
  • Copy and Paste Components
  • Using the Built In Spreadsheet
  • Importing Xcelsius 2008 and Crystal Xcelsius 4.5 Model Files

Creating Your First Dashboard

  • Designing Dashboards Overview
  • Designing for Scalability
  • Dashboard Design Process
  • Refreshing Data
  • Dashboard Prototype
  • Dashboard Creation Options
  • The Component Properties Panel
  • What Are Components?
  • Other Component Types

Preparing Excel Spreadsheets For Dashboards

  • Excel Overview
  • Dashboard Design Benefits
  • Excel Functionality that Dashboard Design Does Not Support
  • Excel Functions Supported in Dashboard Design
  • Reports vs Dashboards
  • Data Modeling
  • How Metrics and KPI’s Influence the Spreadsheet Structure
  • Using Multiple Tabs
  • Using Enterprise Data
  • Connecting to External Data Sources
  • Microsoft Query Wizard
  • How Many Rows and columns is Too Many?
  • Filtering Data
  • Cells With and Without Formulas
  • Demistifying Chart Data
  • Formatting Options

Single Value Components

  • Single Value Component Categories
  • Single Value Component Options
  • Value Component
  • Play Control Component
  • Dial Component
  • Horizontal and Vertical Slider Components
  • Dual Slider Component
  • Progress Bar Components
  • Gauge Component
  • Spinner Component

Creating Charts

  • Charts Overview
  • Selecting a Chart Type
  • Chart Component Options
  • Pie Chart Component
  • Bar Chart Component
  • Column Chart Component

Advanced Charts

  • Stacked Bar and Stacked Column Chart Components
  • Area and Stacked Area Chart Components
  • Bubble Chart Component
  • Candlestick and OHLC Chart Components
  • XY Chart Component
  • Radar and Filled Radar Chart Components
  • Combination Chart Component
  • Horizontal Bullet and Vertical Bullet Chart Components

Creating Menu Based Dashboards

  • Menu Components
  • Filter Data Using Selectors
  • Selector Components
  • Selector Compontent Options
  • Adding Animation to a Model
  • Play Selector Component
  • Spreadsheet Table Component
  • Radio Button Component
  • Grid Component
  • Combo Box Component
  • Filter Component
  • List View Component
  • Label Baeed Menu Component

Creating Dashboards With Alerts

  • Alerts View Options
  • Chart Component Alerts View Options
  • Selector Component Alerts View Options
  • Ticker Component
  • Scorecard Component

Map Components

  • Map Component
  • Mapping to Specific States

Enhancing Dashboards

  • Art and Backgrounds Components
  • Background Component
  • Image Component
  • Ellipse and Rectangle Component
  • Vertical and Horizontal Line Components
  • Text Components
  • Input Text Area Component
  • Web Connectivity Components
  • URL Button Component
  • Reporting Services Button Component
  • Slide Show Component
  • SWF Loader Component
  • Connection Refresh Button Component
  • Other Components
  • Local Scenario Button Component
  • Trend Icon Component
  • Panel Set Component
  • Source Data Component
  • Print Button Component
  • Reset Button Component
  • Refreshing Data in a Dashboard

Advanced Menus And Charts

  • Accordion Menu Component
  • Calendar Component
  • External Files
  • Nested Flash Files
  • Embedding Files
  • Picture Menus
  • Picture Menu Components
  • Fisheye Picture Menu Component
  • Sliding Picture Menu Component
  • Insertion View Options
  • Tree Map Component
  • How to Read a Tree Map Chart
  • Sparkline Chart Component

Advanced Functionality

  • Dynamic Visibility
  • Check Box Component
  • Input Text Component
  • Toggle Button Component
  • Label Component
  • Push Button Component
  • Displaying Multiple Charts
  • Icon Component

Advanced Components

  • Dual Axis Charts
  • Filtered Rows
  • Ignore Blank Cells Options
  • Containers Components
  • Panel Container Component
  • Canvas Container Component
  • Tab Set Component
  • Canvas Panel
  • List Builder Component
  • History Component
  • Trend Analyzer Component

Customization And Exporting Options

  • Customization Options
  • Themes
  • Color Schemes
  • How to Create a Custom Color Scheme
  • How to Create Your Own Template
  • Exporting
  • Export to Flash
  • Export to Adobe AIR
  • Export to HTML
  • Export to PowerPoint
  • Export to Outlook
  • Export to Word
  • Export to a PDF File

Customer Reviews


Thanks to Xpertised and the tutor who walked me through all the topics with Practical exposure which is helping me in my current project.
-Waseem

Course was quite helpful in terms of understanding of concepts and practicality. Its really a very friendly environment to learn. The timing were mutually chosen, as we both are working professional. I am quite satisfied with the course.
-Tanmoy

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