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PerformancePoint Overview for SharePoint 2010

by on July 10, 2012

PerformancePoint is fully integrated in SharePoint 2010, and is available with Enterprise edition licensing, It offers extensive Business Intelligence features, and is excellent for performance management, unifying data in a central location, and analyzing that data using different types of analysis and visualization components.

New Features In SharePoint PerformancePoint Services

SharePoint uses Service Applications to make services available, and now PerformancePoint uses that architecture, being fully integrated with SharePoint 2010, and available in Enterprise Edition as part of the Business Intelligence components.

  1. KPI’s
    1. Multiple KPI Actuals
    2. Calculated KPI’s from a multiple different data sources
    3. KPI’s on columns
    4. KPI Details
  2. PPS objects can be stored in SharePoint lists and libraries
  3. Filters & Sorting
    1. Filter Objects can be shared across dashboards
    2. Empty row and column filtering
    3. Sorting & Filtering Toolbar UI Redesign
  4. SQL Server Analysis Services – conditional formatting for analytic reports
  5. Hierarchies
    1. used in the filter framework
    2. updated dynamically from data source
  6. Scorecard
    1. drill down and up capabilities
    2. variance displayed on scorecard
  7. Silverlight Decomposition Tree
  8. Pie Charts
  9. Improved Cross Browser Support (IE 7, 8, 9, FireFox, Safari)


Features Still in Use in PerformancePoint

  1. Similar look and feel, UI, UX
  2. Use Dashboard Designer to Create and Edit PerformancePoint Objects
  3. Almost all functionality can be imported into 2010 without loss
  4. Reports, Scorecards, KPI’s, KPI Indicators
  5. Dashboards
  6. Filters
  7. Analytic Reports
  8. ProClarity Analytic Server (PAS)
  9. SQL Server Reporting Services
  10. Excel Services Reports

Deprecated Components & Features

  1. Trend Analysis Report
  2. Office Web Components (OWC) pivot tables, pivot charts
  3. Open Database Connectivity (ODBC)
  4. Dashboard Previews
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