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Business Intelligence in SharePoint 2010

Posted By:Jean Paul       Posted Date: January 29, 2013    Points: 200    Category: SharePoint    URL: http://www.dotnetspark.com  

In this article we will explore the Business Intelligence feature of SharePoint 2010.

In this article we can explore the Business Intelligence feature of SharePoint 2010.

What is Business Intelligence?

Business Intelligence in SharePoint is a set of applications and tools that helps in achieving the Business Goals, Performance Needs in anz enhanced manner. 

In summary we can say Business Intelligence is Storage, Analysis and Reporting of Data targeting Business Decisions.

SharePoint 2010 provides the following Business Intelligence tools:

·  Excel Services
·  Chart Web Part
·  Performance Point Services
·  Site Dashboard
·  SQL Server Reporting Services
·  SQL Server Analysis Services
·  Visio Services

We can see each of them in detail.

Excel Services

This service provides sharing of excel work books among users.  This service have the capability to render excel sheets inside a browser.  Users can view and edit the excel sheet using their browsers.  This service was introduced in SharePoint 2007 version.

For trying this feature create a Document library template with the Advanced Options set as shown below.

Now you can add an Excel sheet inside the library and use the Document > Edit context menu to start editing.  This feature requires MS Excel 2010 to be installed in the same machine.

Chart Web Part

This is a new feature of SharePoint 2010 and allows creating charts without doing any programming.  It allows creating chart from existing data, excelling documents etc.




In this article we have explored the Business Intelligence feature of SharePoint 2010.

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