The introduction of PerformancePoint Server 2007 is another major step forward for Microsoft and turns BI capability in the hand for potentially every Information Worker ….
… REDMOND, Wash. — June 6, 2006 — Microsoft Corp. today announced Microsoft® Office PerformancePoint Server 2007, a complete performance management (PM) application including business scorecarding, analytics and planning functionality that enables companies to more effectively plan and manage their businesses. This new application expands Microsoft’s growing line of business intelligence (BI) products with a new focus on performance management solutions. Microsoft has established a unique position in expanding the delivery of BI to everyone by focusing on an easier-to-use experience while also delivering the high performance and outstanding price performance businesses require.
Microsoft’s vision for business intelligence is based on three major goals:
BI for everyone. By providing a user experience in the Microsoft Office system along with the scale and high performance of Microsoft’s BI platform, organizations can afford to deliver the right information to more employees so they can make the right decisions — small or large — every day.
Enterprise-grade reliability, high-performance platform. Microsoft SQL Server™ 2005 delivers comprehensive capabilities for data integration and transformation (Integration Services); analytical query, calculation, and data mining (Analysis Services); and reporting (Reporting Services); thus helping people at all levels in an organization transform valuable data into shared information they can act on.
Business view above the data. Managers can synthesize information across multiple systems and multiple parts of the organization to give them a more strategic and forward-looking view of the business than they can get from transactional enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems.
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Should you be interested in learning more about Microsoft’s BI strategy, then there a Q&A on this topic for you with Lewis Levin, the corporate VP of Microsoft Office Business Applications
The corporate VP of Microsoft Office Business Applications, Lewis Levin, discusses the new performance-management offering, Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007, and the company’s approach to business intelligence.