Business Intelligence with Microsoft® Office by Craig Utley

By Craig Utley

I used to be a piece disappointedI needs to first say that Craig's e-book approximately PerformancePoint Server is a brilliant creation booklet to tracking and analytics with PerformancePoint Server. for individuals like me which are searching for extra at the making plans facet of the product i used to be dissatisfied. just one out of 10 chapters contained information regarding making plans the remainder of the +300 pages is set quite a few features of tracking and analytics. i believe that the assertion from Russ Whitney improvement supervisor tells every little thing in regards to the book."An very good creation to PerformancePoint Server"For humans drawn to making plans they need to opt for one other booklet.

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To illustrate the sizing of a warehouse, consider the same three dimension tables: Time, Product, and Customer. If tracking 10 years of data with a daily grain, this means that the Time table will hold approximately 3652 records. The company might have 10,000 products and sell to 100,000 customers. 65 trillion records. Even at one tenth of one percent of this value, the fact table would still hold almost four billion records. These are indeed impressive numbers. Because fact tables are often so large, most organizations estimate the storage requirements for their relational data warehouse simply by estimating the number of rows in the fact table, multiplying it by the size of the record, and then adding a percentage for the indexes.

This way, a facility director would know where his or her facility stood in relation to others, and could call those doing well to determine what they were doing right and the best practices that might be implemented at his or her facility. The scorecard used at the time of this project was the first version of the Microsoft Business Scorecard Manager. This product continues to be enhanced and is in its third generation in PerformancePoint Server. The back end was an Analysis Services 2000 cube built from data from the Navision accounting application among other sources.

Customers who purchase a license of PerformancePoint server will also get a license for ProClarity. Customers interested in using PerformancePoint Server for analytics will almost certainly install and use the ProClarity Analytics Server, and Microsoft has added a report type in PerformancePoint Server that ties to a report, called a view in ProClarity Analytics Server. 25 26 Business Intelligence with Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 Figure 2-2 The Analytic Chart and Analytic Grid reports represent the bulk of the analytics functionality in PerformancePoint Server.

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