Chapter 10

PerformancePoint Development with Dashboard Designer

In This Chapter

arrow Discovering what PerformancePoint means to SharePoint

arrow Exploring the Dashboard Designer tool

arrow Developing dashboards, scorecards, KPIs, indicators, and filters

arrow Making dashboards available to SharePoint users

The number-one benefit of information technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. It lets people be creative. It lets people be productive. It lets people learn things they didn’t think they could learn before, and so in a sense it is all about potential.

— Steve Ballmer

This chapter zeros in on the SharePoint standalone program whose main mission is to help you develop the tools for business intelligence — PerformancePoint. So first things first: business intelligence (BI for short) is an organizational use of information that’s analogous to military intelligence: getting timely information about how your business is performing so you can make sound decisions and shape an effective strategy.

BI has become a highly effective (and widespread) way to handle the data that keeps an ...

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