Microsoft IT Showcase is pleased to announce the publication of Business Insight: Improving Financial Reporting Discoverability, which discusses the proliferation of data demands solutions to collect, store, and analyze data. Business Intelligence solutions for organizing and distributing reports across the enterprise built on Microsoft products support the rhythm of business, allow real-time access to key data sets, and help streamline data-driven decision-making. The single SharePoint portal to deliver reports.
Business Insight showcases a common problem within the financial vertical market using out-of-box SharePoint functionality as opposed to custom development. Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer requested access to financial reports near the end of a fiscal quarter. The result was a reply with 12 various intranet portals and file locations which exacerbated the poor situation. In reaction to the experience, the Finance team and Microsoft IT drove the creation of a single SharePoint portal to deliver reports to the leadership team.