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So What Next?

Posted by Alan on April 21, 2009

With the demise of PerformancePoint Planning both TGO and myself have had to adjust our BI strategy.   It has taken many months and a lot of effort but we have finally finalized our new plans (pretty much).  The new plan will include implementation of another high-end planning package, although we are not ready to formally announce any selection yet.  Stay tuned though as we hope to  have something formalized in the next few weeks.

So with this new strategy you will see more of the following in this blog:

  • PerformancePoint Monitoring and Analytics as the stand-alone product it is today
  • Using Virtual Earth, Excel and Visio as a front-ends to help visually present data to the end user
  • Implementation of SharePoint and using it as a central hub for displaying line of business data
  • Posts on the new planning application once we finalize our selection

Now that things will hopefully be getting back to normal for us, I am going to try getting back to posting new content at least once per week.

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One Response to “So What Next?”

  1. Matt said

    Good to hear you guys are finding ways to leverage the MSFT knowledge you gained learning PPS at least on the presentation side. Your mention of Visio is interesting to me and I am still interested in knowing your planning strategy, the thought process behind it and what other approaches were rejected.

    On a side note: I like the book mention you made in your current rant and would recommend books by Milton Friedman as well which have the same theme.

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