A good practice while rolling out platform-products is to provide working examples, testable samples or ready to use templates along with the product offering. AgilePoint already provides industry standard applications which can be downloaded from the AppStore. For the Analytics Center, we are providing sample reports and dashboards which I covered in one of my previous blog post.
The starting point to build a report is the data source. Microsoft provides three open databases under MIT license. These are:
- Adventure Works
- World Wide Importers
- Northwind and Pubs
Using these data sources, external pre-built reports and dashboards have been made available. You can download and setup these in Analytics Center in ~30 mins. You are free to edit these reports and also the database. Do feel free to build more complex reports using the setup data sources. To download and setup the sample reports, please go through the following document.