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SharePoint 2013

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Applies to: SharePoint Foundation 2013, SharePoint Server 2013

Topic Last Modified: 2016-12-16

Summary:  Learn about using business intelligence and other SharePoint Server 2013 solutions that cross between IT pro and information worker areas.

The following articles about how to use business intelligence and other SharePoint Server 2013 solutions are available to view online. Writers update articles on a continuing basis as new information becomes available and as users provide feedback.


Building blocks   Content Description

Business intelligence capabilities in Excel and Excel Services (SharePoint Server 2013)

Excel 2013 offers many business intelligence capabilities. Learn which capabilities are supported in Excel Services (on premises).

Share data connections by using Excel and Excel Services (SharePoint Server 2013)

Excel Services enables you to work with different external data sources to create reports, scorecards, and dashboards that remain up to date automatically.

Share workbooks by using Excel Services (SharePoint Server 2013)

Learn how to share workbooks with other people by using Excel Services.

Create Dashboards by using PerformancePoint Services (SharePoint Server 2013)

Learn how to create dashboards by using the PerformancePoint Dashboard Designer tool in SharePoint Server 2013.

The following resources provide information about how to set up business intelligence solutions.


Office 2013 Content Description

Overview of business intelligence capabilities in Microsoft SharePoint Server

Describes the various SharePoint business intelligence tools and applications that are available.

Learn about PerformancePoint scorecards

Scorecards are used to show performance for one or more items, such as key performance indicators (KPIs) by comparing actual results to target values. Scorecards resemble tables that include graphical indicators.

Creating dashboards by using PerformancePoint Dashboard Designer

A dashboard is basically a collection of scorecard and report views that dashboard users can view in a web browser.

Using PerformancePoint Services with multiple web browsers

In most cases, you can use Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, or Apple Safari to explore data in PerformancePoint Web Parts and dashboards.