Here's a wealth of useful online information around training, technical whitepapers, upcoming webcasts and demos. Also note the availability of the quick start PerformancePoint competency beta exam is available through till November 9th.
Learn the basics of PerformancePoint Server 2007 through self-directed learning courses, which have been designed to give you a quick start on building your performance management solution. Click here to get started.
PerformancePoint Server MS Beta Exam: Now Available until 9/11/07!
Exam Name = TS: Microsoft(R) Office PerformancePoint™ Server 2007, Applications
Exam Beta Number = 71-556
Prometric Promo Code = TSPPS
You must register at least 24 hours prior to taking the exam.
Please use the following promotional code when registering for the exam: TSPPS
Receiving this invitation does not guarantee you a seat in the beta; we recommend that you register immediately.
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Webcasts About PerformancePoint Server 2007
View these live and on-demand webcasts to learn more about how the integrated monitoring, analytics, and planning features in Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 can help you manage and improve your organization’s performance. You’ll also discover best practices for scorecards and dashboards and learn how to overcome common challenges. Each webcast lasts about an hour.
Business Value White Papers
Gain valuable knowledge about both the business value and the technical features of Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007.
PerformancePoint Server 2007 and BI Case Studies
Oticon's finance department wanted to improve its key functions and processes, namely financial consolidation, budgeting, planning, forecasting, and reporting with an integrated solution. Oticon made a strategic decision to unify all its Performance Management solutions under Microsoft, its vendor of choice. Oticon’s first priority was to rebuild its system for financial consolidation for monthly, quarterly and year-end reporting. Oticon chose a solution that would satisfy its financial consolidation requirements but also have the ability to integrate all the key finance functions it had previously identified such as budgeting and forecasting. Using Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007, Oticon developed a solution that would automatically consolidate financial results from companies while allowing users at both local and enterprise levels to work in Excel, the undisputed tool of choice in finance.
Energizer taps Into the Power of Microsoft Business Intelligence with Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007. With numerous sales regions in approximately 20 countries throughout Europe, Energizer needed a comprehensive business intelligence solution that could provide more effective business planning and forecasting abilities. Disparate systems and applications made revenue and profit data prone to error and inconsistencies, while limitations on how information was organized and analyzed made it difficult for Energizer to create accurate business plans and forecasts based on big-picture market trends. A performance management solution based on Microsoft® Office PerformancePoint™ Server 2007, a unified application that enables businesses to improve performance by giving relevant users the ability to monitor, analyze and report their activities as well as plan, budget, and forecast for the future. Using PerformancePoint Server 2007, Energizer built a solution that streamlined the business planning process, improved the quality and consistency of source data, and enabled in-depth and flexible analyses based on various information hierarchies that were not possible in the previous system.
Business Intelligence Demos
Learn more about how Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 can help people at all levels of your organization improve their ability to monitor company information, analyze data, and build plans to drive your business forward.
Introduction to Microsoft Business Intelligence
Get an idea of the broad capabilities of Microsoft Business Intelligence and how it can help you run your business more effectively.
Why Is Business Intelligence Important?
Watch this informative discussion with Bill Baker, PerformancePoint Server 2007 general manager, on the value of the complete Microsoft Business Intelligence and performance management offering.