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1 Copyright 2008, Information Builders. Slide 1 Build Real-Time BI Dashboards With Flex and WebFOCUS Web Services Paulo Tavares Sr. Systems Engineer June, 2008

2 Copyright 2007, Information Builders. Slide 2 To provide a road map to create new generation of interactive dashboards using WebFOCUS Flex Enable and WebFOCUS Web Services OBJECTIVE

3 Copyright 2007, Information Builders. Slide 3 INSPIRE YOU MAIN OBJECTIVE

4 Copyright 2007, Information Builders. Slide 4 AGENDA Intro to WebFOCUS Web Services Intro to WebFOCUS Flex Components Case Study: Credit Card Statement Dashboard Before Scenario (Problem) After Scenario (Solution) Live Demo Implementation Architecture (Ingredients) Implementation Steps (Recipe) Q&A

5 Copyright 2007, Information Builders. Slide 5 Intro to WebFOCUS Web Services

6 Copyright 2007, Information Builders. Slide 6 It is an integration technology It allows two applications written with same or different technologies (such as JAVA,.NET, FLEX or WebFOCUS) to communicate to each other using a Web API Intro to WebFOCUS Web Services What is a Web Service?

7 Copyright 2007, Information Builders. Slide 7 ACCOUNTING DEPARTMENTS SALES DATA (.XML) Intro to WebFOCUS Web Services Web Service Scenarios: Department to Department JAVA APPLICATION.NET APPLICATION WS WSDL (.XML) operation: getRevenue parameter(s): customerId output revenue What info can I get? getRevenue(123)

8 Copyright 2007, Information Builders. Slide 8 COMPANY BCOMPANY A COMPANIES Intro to WebFOCUS Web Services Web Service Scenarios: Company to Company JAVA APPLICATION.NET APPLICATION WS What info can I get? getRevenue(123) WSDL (.XML) operation: getRevenue parameter(s): customerId output revenue DATA (.XML)

9 Copyright 2007, Information Builders. Slide 9 Intro to WebFOCUS Web Services Web Service Scenarios: Company to Companies COMPANIES COMPANY A CRM APPLICATION WS COMPANY C.NET APPLICATION COMPANY D.NET APPLICATION COMPANY E FLEX APPLICATION COMPANY G JAVA APPLICATION COMPANY F.NET APPLICATION COMPANY B JAVA APPLICATION

10 Copyright 2007, Information Builders. Slide 10 It is the ability to expose (publish) WebFOCUS procedures as Web Services and to call (consume) any available Web Services WebFOCUS can PUBLISH and CONSUME a Web Service Plus, WebFOCUS has the ability to publish Managed Reporting and Report Caster functions as Web Services Intro to WebFOCUS Web Services What is WebFOCUS Web Service?

11 Copyright 2007, Information Builders. Slide 11 Intro to WebFOCUS Web Services WebFOCUS Web Services Scenario COMPANIES COMPANY B JAVA APPLICATION COMPANY D.NET APPLICATION COMPANY G JAVA APPLICATION COMPANY F JAVA APPLICATION COMPANY C.NET APPLICATION COMPANY E JAVA APPLICATION COMPANY C WEBFOCUS APP COMPANY A CRM APPLICATION WS COMPANY E WEBFOCUS APP COMPANY A.NET APPLICATION WS COMPANY A WEBFOCUS APP WS

12 Copyright 2007, Information Builders. Slide 12 Intro to WebFOCUS Flex

13 Copyright 2007, Information Builders. Slide 13 FLEX is a web technology created by Adobe that allows web developers to build Rich Internet Applications (RIAs) using the popular Flash browser plug-in Adobe claims 98% of all internet users have the Flash plug-in already installed FLEX applications are built with a mix of MXML (XML based language) and ActionScript (similar to Javascript) Intro to WebFOCUS Flex What is Flex?

14 Copyright 2007, Information Builders. Slide 14 It is a set of FLEX Business Intelligence Components that allows developers to create with very few lines of code or NONE, Rich Internet Applications (RIA's) using Flex technology leveraging all WebFOCUS capabilities and existing reports WebFOCUS report data can be brought into the FLEX application via URL calls or, Via WebFOCUS Web Services enhancing security and integration into Managed Reporting and Report Caster Intro to WebFOCUS Flex What is WebFOCUS Flex?

15 Copyright 2007, Information Builders. Slide 15 Case Study: Credit Card Statement Dashboard

16 Copyright 2007, Information Builders. Slide 16 CHARGESCREDIT CARD STATEMENTCREDIT CARD USERS Authorized User SON WIFE Authorized User HUSBAND Account Holder DATE PAYEE AMOUNT 01/01/2008 TARGET /01/2008 BEST BUY /01/2008 PUBLIX /01/2008 TARGE /01/2008 TARGET /01/2008 TARGET NOT GOOD ENOUGH FOR ANALYSIS Case Study: Credit Card Statement Dashboard Before Scenario

17 Copyright 2007, Information Builders. Slide 17 CHARGESCREDIT CARD DASHBOARD CREDIT CARD USERS Authorized User SON WIFE Authorized User HUSBAND Account Holder Case Study: Credit Card Statement Dashboard After Scenario

18 Copyright 2007, Information Builders. Slide 18 CREDITCARD COMPANY INTEGRATION BILLING COMPANY WEBFOCUS REPORTING SERVER WEBFOCUS REPORT CASTER WEBFOCUS MANAGED REPORTING WEB SERVER REPORT CASTER WEB SERVICE addDestinationElement WS DATABSE SERVER SQL Server Express MAIL SERVER ArGoSoft Case Study: Credit Card Implementation Architecture: INGREDIENTS REPORTING/ MRE WEB SERVICE webFocusRunFex WS WEBFOCUS FLEX COMPONENTS DASHBOARD SON LAPTOP WIFE LAPTOP HUSBAND LAPTOP

19 Copyright 2007, Information Builders. Slide 19 CREDITCARD COMPANY INTEGRATION BILLING COMPANY SON WEBFOCUS REPORTING SERVER WEBFOCUS REPORT CASTER WEBFOCUS MANAGED REPORTING WEB SERVER LAPTOP REPORT CASTER WEB SERVICE addDestinationElement WS DATABSE SERVER SQL Server Express WEBFOCUS FLEX COMPONENTS MAIL SERVER ArGoSoft WIFE LAPTOP HUSBAND LAPTOP Case Study: Credit Card Implementation Steps (Recipe): REGISTERING TRANSACTIONS REPORTING/ MRE WEB SERVICE webFocusRunFex WS DASHBOARD

20 Copyright 2007, Information Builders. Slide 20 CREDITCARD COMPANY INTEGRATION BILLING COMPANY SON WEBFOCUS REPORTING SERVER WEBFOCUS REPORT CASTER WEBFOCUS MANAGED REPORTING WEB SERVER LAPTOP REPORT CASTER WEB SERVICE addDestinationElement WS DATABSE SERVER SQL Server Express WEBFOCUS FLEX COMPONENTS MAIL SERVER ArGoSoft WIFE LAPTOP HUSBAND LAPTOP Case Study: Credit Card Implementation Steps (Recipe): LOAD DASHBOARD REPORTING/ MRE WEB SERVICE webFocusRunFex WS DASHBOARD

21 Copyright 2007, Information Builders. Slide 21 CREDITCARD COMPANY INTEGRATION BILLING COMPANY SON WEBFOCUS REPORTING SERVER WEBFOCUS REPORT CASTER WEBFOCUS MANAGED REPORTING WEB SERVER LAPTOP REPORT CASTER WEB SERVICE addDestinationElement WS DATABSE SERVER SQL Server Express WEBFOCUS FLEX COMPONENTS MAIL SERVER ArGoSoft WIFE LAPTOP HUSBAND LAPTOP Case Study: Credit Card Implementation Steps (Recipe): LOAD DATA INTO DASHBOARD REPORTING/ MRE WEB SERVICE webFocusRunFex WS DASHBOARD

22 Copyright 2007, Information Builders. Slide 22 CREDITCARD COMPANY INTEGRATION BILLING COMPANY SON WEBFOCUS REPORTING SERVER WEBFOCUS REPORT CASTER WEBFOCUS MANAGED REPORTING WEB SERVER LAPTOP REPORT CASTER WEB SERVICE addDestinationElement WS DATABSE SERVER SQL Server Express WEBFOCUS FLEX COMPONENTS MAIL SERVER ArGoSoft WIFE LAPTOP HUSBAND LAPTOP Case Study: Credit Card Implementation Steps (Recipe): ALERT REPORTING/ MRE WEB SERVICE webFocusRunFex WS DASHBOARD

23 Copyright 2007, Information Builders. Slide 23 CREDITCARD COMPANY INTEGRATION BILLING COMPANY SON WEBFOCUS REPORTING SERVER WEBFOCUS REPORT CASTER WEBFOCUS MANAGED REPORTING WEB SERVER LAPTOP REPORT CASTER WEB SERVICE addDestinationElement WS DATABSE SERVER SQL Server Express WEBFOCUS FLEX COMPONENTS MAIL SERVER ArGoSoft WIFE LAPTOP HUSBAND LAPTOP Case Study: Credit Card Implementation steps (Recipe): SECURITY REPORTING/ MRE WEB SERVICE webFocusRunFex WS DASHBOARD

24 Copyright 2007, Information Builders. Slide 24 SUMMARY

25 Copyright 2007, Information Builders. Slide 25 SUMMARY Today we took a look at how to use WebFOCUS Flex components combined with WebFOCUS Web Services capabilities to build real-time interactive dashboards

26 Copyright 2007, Information Builders. Slide 26 THE END Thank you!


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