Tuesday, August 31, 2010

SharePoint Pillar: Insights

The fifth “Pillar of SharePoint” is what is now known as “Insights.” Microsoft touts three benefits on the Insights Capabilities Page: help ALL your people be decision makers, improve your company’s effectiveness and make IT more efficient. Videos are provided that show you how to use a decomposition tree to perform root cause analysis and how to use a dashboard to aggregate content from multiple data sources.
The key thing here is that Business Intelligence is available at every level of an organization through SharePoint and SQL Server. From the shop floor, to the tacticians and strategists, every employee can have a dashboard that will help him or her make the proper decisions – at a cost much lower than traditional business intelligence platforms.
Some of the Business Intelligence components in SharePoint 2010 Enterprise include: PerformancePoint Services, Excel Services and a Chart Web Part. Using these components, employees can see information that is relevant to them when they need it, in the form of charts, scorecards, drill-down reports and more. The information can literally come from any place within the organization, but is displayed in one place in a familiar environment. Contact us to learn more about how you can leverage the SharePoint platform to gain Insights at your organization.