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    Introduction to Analytics and Terminology

    Alma Analytics enables you to run reports on library activities. You can use out-of-the-box reports that are provided by Ex Libris or you can create your own reports. Groups of reports can be displayed in dashboards that you customize. You can share reports and dashboards that you create with other Alma users in your institution or in other institutions. These reports help you understand the activities that your library performs, which allows you to make informed decisions on how to run the library.
    Alma Analytics is built on Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition 11.1.1.7. This document describes unique aspects of this tool for Alma customers and basic analytics activities. For a thorough description of all the activities available in Alma Analytics click the Help button to view the online help and Oracle documentation or refer to the Oracle® Fusion Middleware User's Guide for Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition 11g Release 1 (11.1.1) at http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E21764_01/bi.1111/e10544/toc.htm
    This guide describes how to perform basic activities such as building, formatting, and customizing Alma reports and how to provide reports to others, both internally and externally, by creating and updating dashboards.
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