A Q&A with Chris Caren, general manager of Office Business Applications, regarding Office PerformancePoint Server 2007, is available here.
As part of its commitment to providing industry-leading business intelligence solutions, Microsoft Corp. has launched Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007, an application that enables companies to drive performance through monitoring, analyzing and planning their business using one integrated solution.
Microsoft Business Intelligence (BI) allows more people at all levels of an organization to make better decisions, and has the vision of reaching every decision-maker and adding value to every decision. With Office PerformancePoint Server 2007, Microsoft is building on its existing BI solution to enable companies to drive strategy development, alignment and accountability across the entire organization.
“First we built a highly scalable BI platform, then we built BI tools with an unparalleled ease of use. Today we are extending customer value by bringing an integrated performance management application to market,” said Chris Caren, general manager of Office Business Applications at Microsoft. “Our goal as a leading BI provider is to deliver the most complete and integrated BI product line with unparalleled ease of use, and this matches what customers have been waiting for.”
Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 takes the same approach as the rest of the Microsoft Business Intelligence product line — Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 is simple to use because of the familiar look and feel of the Microsoft Office interface, and it puts intelligence right where people work and collaborate. Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 is built to meet the functional and performance requirements of a large enterprise, but its competitive pricing allows companies of all sizes to use the application broadly throughout the organization. The application is very flexible, allowing businesspeople to build and manage plans, workflows and rules, while IT centrally controls security and information.