In the post below I am going to share a step by step guide in which we increased information sharing by 60 percent, compared to average companies, according to research by Hireaspdeveloper.
First of all, before we move on to SharePoint Business Intelligence, let’s understand what basically “Business Intelligence” mean :
Business intelligence, or BI, is a parasol term that help companies to execute performance management. BI is made up of various related activities, including data mining, online analytical processing, querying and reporting. Make fact-based decisions for your organization by relying on our business intelligence solutions. BI as a discipline is made up of several related activities, including data mining, online analytical processing, querying and reporting. It facilitates to better understand your business, act quickly and confidently and ultimately achieve remarkable results.
Most companies have a goal with a vision, and to achieve that goal, they rely on business insights. These insights are provided by instruments or measurement tools that help monitor and analyze past, current and projected performance. They give managers the information they need to make changes. Insights come in the form of reports, scorecards, KPIs, dashboards, and other information vehicles, supported by a concept called “trusted data”.
You want to empower your employees with the relevant information they need to make better, more strategic decisions. Providing self-service access to BI capabilities allows users to access, analyze, and collaborate on critical business information to make the best possible decisions.
Microsoft Business Intelligence gives people the data they need to make better decisions through self-service analysis, self-service reporting, and personalized dashboards.
PowerPivot is a new feature that allows you to move massive amounts of data around in seconds. Where before pivot tables could end up being very big and cumbersome, PowerPivot can manage large volumes of data quickly and easily. In addition you can build new applications with Excel that can be published to SharePoint, allowing your Excel wizards to create data driven applications quickly.
Another feature to SharePoint is Visio Services which allows you to share your Visio diagrams across the organization by publishing them to SharePoint. This helps to reduce licensing costs and also administrative overheads by removing the requirement for either Visio or Visio viewer to be installed on the client computer. Also, you can make updatable documents with data coming from a number of data sources.
Now let’s take a look at the new Report Builder 3.0 that is included with SQL Server 2008 R2 Reporting Services.
SQL Server Reporting Services has undergone an overhaul in the latest edition of SQL Server 2008 R2. The service front end has been updated with a better interface and now has AJAX support.
The new Report Builder 3.0 now has support for geo spatial data and maps which can improve the visualization of your data dramatically. Maps are a very strong visual tool and by having spatially aware data you can make your reports more interactive and give a sense of scale across distance.
Reports can also be made as ATOM feeds which means they can be consumed by standard RSS readers such as Outlook 2010 and also can be used by PowerPivot as a data source and thus making your data linking much easier and quicker.
Excel services enables you to store an Excel workbook on a server and then publish any part of that workbook on a Web page. One advantage of publishing workbooks in a Web Part is that all of the calculation occurs on the server. As a result, the business logic in the workbook is never exposed. Other advantage is that there will be only one copy of the workbook, and it is stored in a central, secure place. From the Web Page, you can assign various rights to users to limit access to the workbook. For instance, you can prevent users from opening a workbook by using Excel or control what they are allowed to view.
Power View enables users to visualize and interact with modeled data by using interactive visualizations, animations and smart querying. You can use Power View to create presentation-ready interactive dashboards and create reports that drill up and down and include pie charts, KPIs, maps and background images.
PerformancePoint Services facilitates users to create and view interactive dashboards that display key performance indicators (KPIs) and data visualizations in the form of scorecards, reports, and filters.
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