Posted by: Jay Dugan
analytical functionality, Business Intelligence, dashboarding, Dynamics GP, Microsoft, PerformancePoint Server, scorecarding, SharePoint Server
During the past week, Microsoft has made announcements regarding changes to their business intelligence strategy. One significant announcement stated that dashboarding, scorecarding and analytical functionality were being moved from PerformancePoint Server 2007 to become a component of SharePoint Server. PerformancePoint Server would no longer be offered as a standalone product. Microsoft says that they are doing this to lower the total cost of ownership and make BI information more accessible across the enterprise.
For companies considering a move to integrate SharePoint Server with Dynamics GP, this would make a lot of sense. Those now owning Enterprise SharePoint CALs with Software Assurance can upgrade to PerformancePoint at no additional cost.