Microsoft® SharePoint® 2010 Insights lets everyone access the business information they need to make better decisions. With powerful reporting and analysis tools, anyone can use the information in databases, reports, and business applications to address specific needs. Because SharePoint 2010 Insights makes Business Intelligence (BI) available to everyone, it can help all your people—and the entire company—be more effective and efficient.
Help Everyone Be Decision Makers
Make decisions you can feel certain about with a full set of robust tools that can help you access, analyze, and share the right information quickly and easily.
Make IT More Efficient
- Self Service: Help all your people discover and manage the information they need to do their jobs, using only a browser.
- Information from Many Sources: Find and work with information from databases, reports, business applications, and other external sources—all within the same environment.
- Familiar Tools: Create and share information confidently using familiar, comfortable tools.
- Improve Your Company’s Effectiveness
- Access the right information at the right time to make better business decisions and take advantage of opportunities.
- Accountability: Drive, manage, and measure success by using one version of data to align key metrics to specific business strategies.
- Transparency: Provide the right people with trusted access to information when they want it.
- Discoverability: Make it easier for your people to find the right information across data sources and content types using powerful analytics like the Decomposition Tree and detailed dashboards that pull information from multiple places.
- Build and maintain an infrastructure that effectively drives BI to all users, inside and outside the firewall.
- Business-Ready Platform: Quickly scale up and out using a highly available, secure, and integrated platform with a unified architecture.
- Centralized Infrastructure Management: Ensure performance and increase reliability with powerful system management tools and features.
- More Effective Development: Easily create applications from a single development platform to meet changing business needs.
Business Intelligence in SharePoint lets everyone access the business information they need to make good decisions. With powerful features like interactive dashboards and scorecards, people can use the information in databases, reports, and business applications to address specific needs.
Because SharePoint 2010 Insights uses well-known applications and interfaces, people are comfortable from the start, and they know how to get the data they need.
Types of Business Intelligence used in SharePoint
- Business Reporting – This style describes formatted reports that are created by advanced business users or analysts. Reports are typically based upon approved corporate data, and then shared more broadly with managers, teams, or departments. In this style, IT involvement is moderate, usually overseeing the distribution and monitoring of the reporting environment and building of the structured data layer upon which the reports are built.
Applications: Excel with PowerPivot or Report Builder
- Parameterized & Operational Reporting – Similar to the Business Reporting style, Parameterized &Operational Reporting is also characterized by fixed-format reports. The reports, however, are authored and managed by IT instead of business users and usually follow a pixel perfect format and rendering style. Consistency, scalability, manageability, and automated distribution are some of the key characteristics of this style.
Applications: SQL Reporting Services
- Scorecarding – Scorecarding is a style that describes highly summarized views with Key Performance Indicators (or KPIs) measured and scored against predefined targets such as a balanced scorecard. This style is generally a part of a performance management program, though it can also be used to measure operational performance.
- Performance Monitoring – This style describes dashboard-style reports that allow users to quickly and easily monitor the performance of their business. This style is catered to executive level or department leadership who require at-a-glance visibility on the health of the business, but it often also permits further investigation via interactivity.
Applications: Excel Services with PowerPivot for Excel, Reporting Services, PerformancePoint Services
Business Intelligence (Self Service)
PowerPivot for SharePoint gives the collaborative platform for self-service Business Intelligence to organizations. SharePoint enables the IT staff to control and monitor the BI reports published on it. It also provides a powerful way to share your reports using a central data repository. As Microsoft Gold Certified Partner we have excellent skills in SharePoint and we deliver the SharePoint Deployment Planning Services to you for Business Intelligence and integration with other Microsoft products as well.
- Self-Service Analysis – Self-Service Analysis describes free-form reporting and analysis by users so that they can integrate data from disparate sources and drill-down and understand the root cause for data anomalies. These non-technical users value the ability to perform their own reporting and analysis without relying on IT or others.
Applications: Excel & Excel with PowerPivot