PerformancePoint Server 2007: Delivering pervasive performance management

Delivering pervasive performance management

Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 provides all of the functionality that is needed for performance management in a single, integrated application including scorecarding, analytics, planning, budgeting, and forecasting that can reach across all employees in the business and across finance, operations, marketing, sales, and human resources. Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 enables businesses to broadly deliver performance management capabilities by providing an application that is easy to use and less costly to deploy than traditional solutions. Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 provides employees with critical visibility into the factors impacting their business, allowing them to make decisions and take actions that drive better business outcomes.

Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 empowers the broadest number of employees executives, managers, and front-line employees with tailored information that helps them take actions that improve customer relationships, drive process and product innovations, reduce costs, and increase revenues. The information is given to each user through personalized Web-based scorecards or through the familiar and easy-to-use Microsoft Office products they use every day.

Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 features robust performance management capabilities including:

  • A complete application for performance management. Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 provides all of the functionality that is needed for performance management in a single, integrated application including scorecarding, analytics, planning, budgeting, and forecasting.
  • Pervasive performance management. Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 enables businesses to broadly deliver performance management capabilities by providing a Performance Management application that is easy to use and less costly to deploy than traditional solutions so that all employees can contribute to improving business performance.
  • Business rules owned by business users. Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 provides business users with the ability to define, implement, and manage the business logic that controls how performance management is applied to the business. Business rules are centrally managed with auditability of changes to business rules or to business data.
  • Flexibility to handle complex environments. Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 uses a model driven approach to make it easier to create corporate models for scorecards, analytics or plans that can also be used for departmental level performance management as well. By providing synchronized models up and down the organization as well as across departments, users can more easily get a consistent view of organizational performance.
  • Automated creation and maintenance. Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 allows users to implement performance management solutions without the need for programming which speeds deployment and reduces implementation complexity. Powerful deployment capabilities make it easier to quickly deploy new versions of business rules while utilizing the power of SQL Server for data management and control.

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