Microsoft is not there yet, but defenitly has momentu, in the Business Performance Solutions market according to Forrester ..
… Microsoft’s visionary approach and massive market presence make the September 2007 launch of Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 a significant event for the Business Performance Solutions (BPS) market.
Microsoft is endeavoring to make business performance information ubiquitous via Office, while delivering enterprise-class functionality that will appeal to large organizations as well as the midmarket.
The initial release puts Microsoft into the Strong Performer category. Considerably more refinement and prepackaged content will be needed before Microsoft can move up among the category leaders. …
Source: Microsoft Is Making Its Move In Business Performance Solutions
Author: “Paul D. Hamerman”
Date Published: Wed, 10 Oct 2007