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Microsoft Bids PerformancePoint Server 2007 Adieu (Analyst Opinion)
Datamonitor, February 2009, Pages: 3
Microsoft, in an update to their BI strategy late January 2009, announced its intention to gradually phase out stand-alone Performance Point Server 2007 (PPS7). The company plans to release their last service pack for PPS7 by mid 2009, after which it will no longer invest in stand-alone versions of PPS7.
- Highlights the factors driving Microsoft to make this shift in strategy.
- Analyzes the effects of the phaseout on entrenched stakeholders.
- Discusses the positives and negatives of this strategy for Microsoft.
Highlights of this title
Microsoft is phasing out Performance Point Server 2007 (PPS7) and dropping the planning module. The company believes this move will help it to offer lower price points on an integrated search, collaboration, and communication platform. In doing so, it is also opting out from the enterprise performance management market.
PPS7 was a reasonably successful product but lacked a few key features, according to The 2H 2008 assessment. The shift, however, negates Microsofts investment in the PPS7 brand, which could affect entrenched stakeholders.
The decision to embed business intelligence in MS Office Sharepoint fits Microsofts broader vision. While MOSS will not compete with the incumbent enterprise performance management vendors, Microsofts new offering will be a compelling proposition in the BI mid-market, catering to organizations with 50 to 500 employees.
Key reasons to purchase this title
- Learn about how Microsofts announcement to phase out PPS7 will affect stakeholders.
- IT managers can understand the rationale behind this decision and decide on the future course of action.
- Gain knowledge about the current state of the BI and performance management market.
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