Chapter 14Monitoring Your Business with PerformancePoint Services

If you're reading this book, then it is a safe bet that you care about and are interested in business intelligence. You care about designing, creating, and providing actionable intelligence and information to managers, executives, or other users that will allow them to gain valuable insights into their business as easily as possible. Providing this kind of reporting is not always easy, but it is a task that PerformancePoint Services (PPS) was designed to accomplish.

This chapter takes an in-depth look at some of the powerful and interactive features of PerformancePoint Services; where PerformancePoint Services fits within your organization's reporting solution; how you can create dynamic and useful reports; and finally how you can deploy and secure your PerformancePoint Services solution. This chapter is about more than just combining a bunch of KPIs, charts, and grids on a dashboard. The concepts and features discussed here give you a more complete understanding of how to build upon your basic knowledge of PerformancePoint Services, so you and your team can better leverage it to give your organization unique insights into the business.

Where Does PerformancePoint Services Fit with Your Reporting Solution?

To get the best results and value from your PerformancePoint Services reports, it's important to understand the purpose of the technology. Using PPS, you can develop many different report types that are discussed ...

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