Business Intelligence Portal
SAP Integrated Solution
Insights and Practical Example
By Ahmed Rami Elsherif
An Intranet Portal is an internal corporate web site that
integrates people, processes, and information within
the enterprise, using internet based technology to
facilitate communication and access to information.
A Business Intelligence Portal is a portal that reads the
enterprise raw data from its different transactional
databases and systems, a groups, presents and
transforms it into information and knowledge useful for
the decision making process.
Portal Challenges and Examples
•Provide Access to data by all stakeholder in company’s value
chain, as in the general portal design.
•Integrate data from diverse sources, as in the Balance Sheet
•Present information in the format appropriate for each
stakeholders, as in the Executive Presentations and Margin
•Guarantee Performance, Availability, Serviceability, and Security,
as in the infrastructure design.
Executive Information Portal
managed by user
Public Information available for
all Intranet users e.g. chart of
accounts, organgrams, contacts,
company, segment, or
Balance sheet Consolidation
Scripts to Read
Scripts to generate
SAP – RFC BAPI
In House Syst.
- SQL Query
Other systems –
Costume aggregation of
information by company
Costume structuring of
(local rules, USGAAP,
Fiscal Entities, etc..)
rules for intercompany
Drill down analysis
One click, Two click
Read SAP and
Write Flat Table
Costume hyperlinks to
Scripts for executive
executed, budgeted and
Write Flat Table
Scripts to present
Multi Unit Analysis
drill downs Analysis
PORTAL SCRIPTS & DB
Third Party Systems
User friendly, costume design screens without
Minimal training, support and maintenance time for
Knowledge of how to navigate in different enterprise
systems is not required.
Data is created/read transparently and securely in
real-time in/out of enterprise systems.
Uniform procedures and presentation of information
a cross the enterprise.
A proposed formula to estimate the value of
information in the enterprise is:
The Value of Information ~ Users2 X Business Area
BI Portals are very effective, direct means of
increasing both variables of that formula
reason for which companies have to pay close
attention to their analysis, design,
development and implementation.