Creating a PerformancePoint Site
With SharePoint 2007, PerformancePoint was a distinct product used to provide business intelligence (BI) features and reporting dashboards. PerformancePoint is now an integral feature of SharePoint 2010 and is built into the product as a service application. The PerformancePoint service application is configured at the server level and can be consumed by site collections. Your SharePoint administrative team will need to configure the service application for you, as there are several levels of settings that must be specified before it is functional.
BI Sites and Features
Given the breadth of PerformancePoint and BI tools in general, one lesson can only skim the surface. This lesson shows you how to use the PerformancePoint template, activate PerformancePoint features, and create a basic dashboard using the design tools. Each of these topics could make up a book on its own and a lot of what you will do with PerformancePoint depends on your business need. This lesson looks at a new site collection based on the BI template. Figure 33.1 shows a BI site.
To use PerformancePoint you create a business intelligence site collection using Central Administration, create a BI site from the homepage of a site collection that has the PerformancePoint features activated, or activate the features for an existing team site. For an existing ...