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PerformancePoint Services in SharePoint Server 2013 overview

 

Applies to: SharePoint Server 2013

Topic Last Modified: 2014-04-02

Summary: Learn about PerformancePoint Services in SharePoint Server 2013.

PerformancePoint Services in SharePoint Server 2013 is a performance management service that you can use to monitor and analyze your business. By providing flexible, easy-to-use tools for building dashboards, scorecards, and key performance indicators (KPIs), PerformancePoint Services can help individuals across an organization make informed business decisions that align with companywide objectives and strategy.

PerformancePoint Services lets you create rich dashboards, aggregating content from multiple sources and displaying it in a web browser in an understandable and collaborative environment. The rich interactivity of the dashboards lets you to analyze the latest information and work with the data quickly and easily to identify key opportunities and trends. PerformancePoint Services and its authoring tool Dashboard Designer let you display key performance indicators (KPIs) and data visualizations in the form of scorecards, analytic reports, and filters. You can integrate with SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)and Excel Services in addition to create scorecards that bring together data from multiple data sources to track and monitor key drivers of your business.

In SharePoint Server 2013, PerformancePoint Services offers certain new features to support business intelligence applications. These include the following:

  • Dashboard Migration: Users will be able to copy complete dashboards and dependencies. This includes the .aspx file, to other users, servers, or site collections. This feature also allows the ability to migrate single items to other environments and migrate content by using Windows PowerShell commands.

  • Filter Enhancements & Filter Search: The UI is improved to allow users to easily view and manage filters including letting users search for items within filters without having to navigate through the tree.

  • BI Center Update: The new BI Center is cleaner, and easier to use with folders and libraries configured for easy use.

  • Support for Analysis Services Effective User: This new feature eliminates the need for Kerberos delegation when per-user authentication is used for Analysis Services data sources. By supporting Analysis Services Effective User feature, authorization checks will be based on the user specified by the EffectiveUserName property instead of using the currently authenticated user.

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