PerformancePoint Server 2007: Find Out How to Improve Your Company's Performance
You've got SQL Server collecting company data. MOSS 2007 encouraging employees to record more data about their work and their customers. Employees taking notes about interactions with customers.
Have you considered what's buried in all that information?
It's intelligence. Business Intelligence (BI)
, to be exact. BI is the process of collecting information about your internal processes, project workflows, performance statistics, customer profiles and more. This information is analyzed by a BI software platform, creating plans for better productivity among your departments.
With Microsoft PerformancePoint Server 2007, you can collect and analyze this information in one server system. And work with it using Microsoft Office.
Use Existing Software to Improve Operations: Benefits of PerformancePoint Server 2007
- PerformancePoint Server uses existing Microsoft technology to run: SQL Server, MOSS 2007, Microsoft Office. Initial cost is much lower, and your employees don’t have to learn new software.
- Examining BI always tells you one thing: there's room for improvement in ways you didn’t know before.
- Pick up on a new opportunity from trends in your BI? Change goals fast, and monitor what happens.
- Learn how a division, subsidiary, or team is performing against corporate goals. No more need to guess.
- Customer satisfaction rises, since you’re able to learn what they're really after. And who on the team does it for them.
To accomplish results like these, PerformancePoint Server operates in 3 separated modes. This way its core functions run independently, allowing you to check individual reports at any given time:
- Monitoring: See what's happening in your organization right now. PerformancePoint monitors important company metrics (or KPIs) and displays the data in either Scorecards or Dashboards.
Scorecards are visual representations of how closely you’re following your chosen strategy. Map team goals or the company as a whole.
Dashboards are collections of graphs and reports, intended for live progress monitoring on specific operations. Design a whole range to cover every initiative you're working on. Dashboards are ported directly into MOSS 2007 for quick Web viewing.
- Analyzing: PerformancePoint Analytics answers the whys. Why is our department short of our goals this quarter? Why did company performance drop when we tried for a peak? Why is this team outperforming everybody else?
The Analytics function uses tools like performance maps to figure out what the Monitoring reveals about your organization. If performance is getting worse and customers are unhappy, it will indicate where the problem starts. And where you should focus your attention to resolve it.
- Planning: Putting together a strategic plan or budget normally takes time, money, and guesswork. PerformancePoint Server minimizes all of those by letting you build plans in its interface, with Microsoft Excel. And reuse them for different purposes later.
PerformancePoint imports data from multiple outside sources, so you can work from one data store in SQL Server. From within Excel, you can manage budgets, analytics results, corporate strategy, and business processes.
PerformancePoint 2007 is a very new server—so new it's not commonly used yet. In fact, many engineers have never even worked on it. PlanetMagpie, however, has full implementation experience.
One more reason to consider PerformancePoint Server to handle your business intelligence: you can trust the same company you have in the past with your new intelligence platform.
Start understanding what all that information you collect is really telling you. Call PlanetMagpie for a PerformancePoint Server 2007 consultation today, at 408-341-8770.