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Creating and Deploying PerformancePoint Dashboards

Creating a dashboard is about understanding what information is required for a particular audience to do their jobs efficiently, and presenting it in the most effective way possible. In some cases, this will be a very simple set of five to seven indicators, and in other cases, these indicators serve as a springboard to a sophisticated analysis. In this lesson, you learn how to add components to your dashboards to enable these functions.

DASHBOARDS VS. WEB PART PAGES

Designing a dashboard with PerformancePoint Dashboard Designer creates a dashboard layout in the PerformancePoint content library, with multiple pages within the layout. Deploying this dashboard to SharePoint creates the Web Part pages, with Web Part linked to the PerformancePoint components (scorecards, reports, and filters) built into the dashboard.

This web part page becomes a native SharePoint page, and can be edited through the SharePoint web-based page editor. Deploying the dashboard again will overwrite these changes, and this means that dashboards created through Dashboard Designer are effectively limited to PerformancePoint components.

Leveraging the rest of SharePoint's functionality, and enabling collaboration within your dashboards requires building a SharePoint page using SharePoint tools, and adding PerformancePoint components to that page.

BUILDING A PERFORMANCEPOINT DASHBOARD

This section covers “native” PerformancePoint dashboards first, because ...

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