Now that SharePoint 2010 is on the horizon, there have been a lot of questions about what the differences are between PerformancePoint Server 2007 and PerformancePoint Services 2010. While most of the feature upgrades surround architectural changes, several changes have been made to enhance the user experience. Below are some of the upgrades that you will see in 2010.
The following list highlights the greater attention to enterprise scalability of PerformancePoint Services 2010 over PerformancePoint Server 2007.
Objects created in PerformancePoint 2010 are now stored in SharePoint lists and libraries, not in a separate database. Because of this new location, these other features come along too.
You can now use SharePoint’s standard connection framework to hook up PerformancePoint filters to standard SharePoint web parts.
The SharePoint architecture provides the foundation to make these things possible.
New supported environments make it possible for PerformancePoint to run on the latest hardware, making the most out of the latest and greatest in speed and reliability.
These are the client browsers and operating systems that are now supported.
Scorecards have undergone significant changes. The following list should contribute to some fantastic performance indications.
Find out the fine details for each KPI.
A pie chart, a highly-requested chart type, has been added for PerformancePoint 2010.
Notice the UDM organized cube layout inside the Details pane.
Filters have come a long way in this version. Here are some of the enhancements
PerformancePoint now has on-click deployment to SharePoint
Much like the decomposition tree from ProClarity, the one in PerformancePoint 2010 also helps customers follow a line of data to its logical conclusion.
And that about wraps up most of the new features in PerformancePoint Services 2010. If others come to mind, I’ll be sure to add them!
Kevin Donovan, Program Manager PerformancePoint Services