Maybe you have replaced your ERP in recent years and have not yet realized your ROI enough to justify replacing your solution entirely but you want better reporting.  Here is something that you may want to consider.

Microsoft PerformancePoint Services, powered by SharePoint and SQL Server, leverages your company’s investment in business systems to provide financial and operational reporting to all levels of your organization. Track Key Performance Indicators (KPI) through interactive scorecards and dashboards, produce monthly financial reporting packages in seconds rather than days or weeks, and distribute monthly performance reports to your field managers without lifting a finger; all this at a fraction of the cost of Cognos, Hyperion or Business Objects. (PerformancePoint Services now comes with Microsoft Offices Sharepoint Server (MOSS) Enterprise Edition at no additional cost.)

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PerformancePoint Services uses Microsoft Excel as one of its reporting tools. You can produce financial reports in Excel, including Job Status Reports (JSR’s), Contract Summary Reports (CSR’s) and Indirect Rate Analyses that update automatically on a monthly basis.

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Whether you are running Deltek, Oracle or multiple home grown systems, one of our Business Intelligence Solution partners can help you develop a PerformancePoint Services solution that will get the right information to the right people, securely and efficiently. If you are interested in learning more about how Microsoft SharePoint and PerformancePoint Services can enhance you reporting capabilities, please contact Peter Kolovos at Ascendra or see a case study at Ascendra’s web site.   Feel free to also contact me directly for additional information czmuda@microsoft.com or 301.467.1412.