Microsoft Bulks Up Its Business Intelligence Lineup
Hoping to put a little shine on its business intelligence strategy, Microsoft
has introduced its Office
PerformancePoint Server 2007
The idea behind the new offering is to help IT shops achieve greater performance
by monitoring and analyzing their business through a single integrated offering.
The products help move Microsoft's BI initiative forward by allowing end users
to drive strategy development and alignment across the breadth of a company.
PerformancePoint Server has adopted the same interface as Microsoft Office,
which company officials believe should cut down somewhat on training. They contend
it's ideal for helping business managers build and manage plans as well as workflows
and rules. It's also a good tool for IT managers to centrally control security
Microsoft officials think there will be a lot of demand for the product based
on the 10,000 organizations -- many of which were large U.S.-based or multinational
companies with diverse computing environments -- that signed up for the Community
Technology Preview program.
Posted by Ed Scannell on September 20, 2007 at 11:57 AM