PerformancePoint Services

PerformancePoint used to stand alone as a Microsoft product, called PerformancePoint Server 2007. New to SharePoint 2010 is PerformancePoint Services (PPS), which integrates in SharePoint 2010, as a service application (see Chapter 2 for details on service application architecture). Organizations that install an Enterprise license for SharePoint 2010 may provide PPS to their users with Client Access Licenses (CALs).

PPS provides graphical dashboards, scorecards, and key performance indicators within SharePoint, based on real-time data, integrated via Business Connectivity Services. A Windows tool called the Dashboard Designer allows users to design elaborate dashboards around their data, and then publish these dashboards ...

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