PerformancePoint Server analyst reports
This article is a summary of reviews from independent analysts about Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 and Microsoft's business intelligence (BI) solutions.
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Gartner positions Microsoft as a leader for BI
This analysis presents a global view of Gartner's opinion that organizations seeking to develop business intelligence (BI) should consider Microsoft as a primary software vendor. To see the company comparisons and analysis, see Gartner positions Microsoft in Leaders Quadrant in the 2008 Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence Platforms.
The impact of Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 in CPM
"Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 provides a compelling, low-cost option to the rapidly growing CPM suites market. Finance and IT staff, as well as vendors and system integrators, must decide how to treat with this new entrant." To read the review, see The Impact of Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 in CPM.
Gartner positions Microsoft as a leader for data warehouse and database management systems
Gartner's "BI Platforms Market Share, Worldwide, 2005" report indicates that Microsoft BI grew 35.9% in 2005, which underscores the strong momentum that the Microsoft BI offering is experiencing. To review the complete analysis, see Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouse Database Management Systems, 2007.
The OLAP Report
"PerformancePoint duly integrates its planning and consolidation functionality to a much greater extent than do Cartesis, Cognos, Hyperion, Oracle and SAP. This means, for example, that a PerformancePoint planning application can include much more sophisticated handling of currencies and partial ownership than can the planning applications from those vendors. It also includes scorecarding (inherited from Microsoft's existing BSM application) and analysis (from the acquired ProClarity), all at a bargain price." To review more, see Preview of PerformancePoint 2007 Server.