MS Bones Up on Business Intelligence
Microsoft is as serious about business intelligence (BI) as Einstein was about
relativity. Not only does SQL Server 2005 have a heap of BI features, but the
company is also building an array of separate tools such as the Office
PerformancePoint Server 2007, now in beta test
(oh, I mean in CTP, which
is a fancy term for a specific type of beta, though I can't quite remember the
difference). The new tool does business score-carding, and can work with an
array of structured and unstructured data types.
This could actually be a pretty sweet fit with the Dynamics products, where
ERP and supply chain whizzes need to understand what the numbers actually mean.
Posted by Doug Barney on 12/11/2006 at 1:15 PM