Pro PerformancePoint Server 2007: Building Business Intelligence Solutions (Expert's Voice in Business Intelligence)
Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.
Publisher: Date:8/15/2008 - Apress
By: Philo Janus
Pro PerformancePoint Server 2007 is Microsoft’s latest product in its line of business intelligence applications, a piece of software that gathers data from corporate databases and delivers it to an end user in a friendly, graphical fashion. PerformancePoint offers the next step in the digitization world. Businesses now have gigabytes upon terabytes of data in databases: there’s a need to interpret the data and glean key business insights from it and PerformancePoint. Author Philo Janus walks you through the business process management and architecture of the PerformancePoint product before delving into developing a complete business intelligence solution, from start to finish. What you’ll learn Develop an end–to–end business intelligence solution. Harness and massage data using SQL Server Integration Services, SQL Server Analysis Services, and SQL Server Reporting Services. Use ProClarity Analytics to get a better view on corporate performance data. Build a portal with key performance indicators and business scorecards using PerformancePoint, Excel Services, and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. Build out a complete business scorecard. Develop tools for business planning and forecasting. Who is this book for? If you’re interested in harvesting data from your corporate databases, developing solutions to represent it visually to different audiences in your business, and slicing and dicing that information in a variety of different ways, PerformancePointâand this bookâare for you. About the Apress Pro Series The Apress Pro series books are practical, professional tutorials to keep you on and moving up the professional ladder. You have gotten the job, now you need to hone your skills in these tough competitive times. The Apress Pro series expands your skills and expertise in exactly the areas you need. Master the content of a Pro book, and you will always be able to get the job done in a professional development project. Written by experts in their field, Pro series books from Apress give you the hard–won solutions to problems you will face in your professional programming career.