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Microsoft ® Office 2007 Business Intelligence by Doug Harts

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7.4. KPI Design and Configuration

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are actually the original reason that Microsoft first published a scorecard product (Business Scorecard Manager). And although KPIs can be displayed in a stand-alone manner through SharePoint, they provide a more compelling presentation when grouped in a scorecard, perhaps by business processes under headings such as Revenue or Employee metrics.

Although the structure of a KPI seems simple at first glance—made up of Actual, Target, and Threshold numbers—it becomes more sophisticated when we realize that we might want to have multiple Thresholds that correspond to multiple levels of achievement, or multiple Targets. Sophisticated KPI structures can be designed into the Analysis ...

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