Making Sense of PerformancePoint Services

Maybe you’ve heard about PerformancePoint Services in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, but you don’t really know too much about what it is and how it works. To help make sense of this thing called PerformancePoint Services, we recently published a few downloadable tools that might help.


PerformancePoint Services Process Diagram

This is a downloadable PDF file that can serve as an end-to-end guide, from evaluating PerformancePoint Services through implementing it through using it to create reports, scorecards, and dashboards, to using PerformancePoint content to make more informed decisions. The diagram depicts all the tasks involved in each phase of the process. You can use it as a checklist or as a high-level overview. Hyperlinks to detailed content are listed for each task, so there’s no guesswork on what to do.

To learn more and download the diagram, see PerformancePoint Services process diagram.


PerformancePoint Services SuperFlows

A SuperFlow is an interactive, self-contained Help file that you can download and install on your computer. Once you’ve installed them, your SuperFlows are available even if you are not online. In addition, the SuperFlows include interactive flowcharts to guide you through each step of a task. Two SuperFlows for PerformancePoint Services are available:

  • PerformancePoint Services IT Configuration SuperFlow, which guides you through configuring PerformancePoint Services and getting the environment ready for dashboard authors to begin creating content using PerformancePoint Dashboard Designer.
  • PerformancePoint Services Dashboard Creation SuperFlow, which guides you through how to use Dashboard Designer to create and publish reports, scorecards, and dashboards.

To learn more and download the SuperFlows, see PerformancePoint Services SuperFlows.

We hope you find these tools helpful. Please tell us what you think by using the Comments feature.

Happy Dashboarding!

Denise Stendera