So, Farewell Then PerformancePoint
Posted by workerthread on January 23, 2009
Interesting post today from Peter Koller giving details of Microsoft’s decision to retire PerformancePoint. As Peter says, the comments he makes are his own (a Microsoft press release is expected soon), but there are some points worth noting:
- It sounds like the scorecard, dashboard and analytic capabilities will move from PerformancePoint to SharePoint Server Enterprise ( a very good thing I think, particularly for those of us working in the SharePoint space).
- The features in the next release of SQL Server (code name Kilimanjaro) and the work being done with Excel and Project Gemini are the future of the mainstream Microsoft BI platform.
I can certainly understand the points made by Peter Koller on the high cost of sales for PerformancePoint particularly in the current economic climate. From conversations with my own SharePoint clients, I definitely see the need for a lower entry point for hosting scorecards, dashboards and and drilldown analyses in SharePoint. I would like to see something like Dundas Chart for OLAP Services, but nicely wrapped into one or more SharePoint web parts with full vendor support – perhaps from Bamboo Solutions ?
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