Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 is an integrated performance management application designed to help improve operational and financial performance across all departments and all levels of your organization

 

The three pillars of PPS are

 

Monitor: What is happening?

Greater visibility into critical business information allows individuals across the organization to better manage and measure performance.  With Office PerformancePoint Server 2007, employees can rely on Web-based and personalized scorecards to work with information that is relevant, actionable and aligned to their organization’s objectives.

 

Plan: What would we like to see happen?

Better business performance is about consistency and agility across planning, budgeting, forecasting and reporting activities.  With PerformancePoint Server, organizations can rely on built-in financial intelligence, robust business modeling capabilities and strong connectivity with Microsoft Office system to bring systems, processes and people together, while enforcing secured information access across multiple divisions and geographies.

 

Analyze: Why is it happening?

Information workers need to spend less time working for the data and more time working with information.  PerformancePoint Server 2007 dashboards and analytics allow employees to easily work across the various organization’s data sources. Intuitive analytical functionality such as cross-drilling and intelligent filters let users understand complex information faster, allowing them to spot trends and opportunities.

 

for more information on PPS

http://www.microsoft.com/business/performancepoint/productinfo/whatispps.aspx