Creating PPS KPIs based on SSAS KPIs

There are two ways to create KPIs in PerformancePoint Server based on SSAS KPIs.  The first is to use the Scorecard wizard to import those KPIs into PPS.  This will create a new scorecard containing only those imported KPIs.  I wrote a post on this some time ago. If you want to add SSAS KPIs…

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Dashboard Basics Courses Now Available

There are two dashboard basics courses now available online at Office Online for your users: PerformancePoint Monitoring and Analytics: Dashboard basics I PerformancePoint Monitoring and Analytics: Dashboard basics II Please enter any feedback you have on these courses as well as any additional topics you might like to see in the future, via the Feedback…

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Displaying Dates in a Scorecard

It frequently comes up that you may want to show a date in your scorecard, either as an actual value, a target value or just as an extra piece of information such as when was this KPI last updated in the source. One way that you can display dates in your scorecard is to make…

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PerformancePoint Server 2007 SP2 Now Available

The following Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 SP2 products are now available on the Microsoft Downloads Center. PerformancePoint Server 2007 SP2 (64-bit) on MS Downloads PerformancePoint Server 2007 SP2 (32-bit) on MS Downloads PerformancePoint Server 2007 Management Reporter SP2 on MS Downloads Note: We are also releasing a script from MS Downloads, which PerformancePoint Server…

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ProClarity 6.3 SP2 is now available

The ProClarity 6.3 SP2 is now available from the Microsoft Download center.  Attached to this blog you will also find the following documents (if you are at the blog home page, click on the posting header to see the attachment): ProClarity 6.3 SP2 ReadMe Requirements Installing ProClarity 6.3 SP2 on Microsoft Windows Server 2008  …

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Filters for Tabular Data Sources and Tabular Filters Explained

When using a tabular data source your first thought may be to use the Tabular Values filter type in Dashboard Designer when wanting to apply a filter to your data source.  However, the Tabular Values filter, admittedly poorly named (we are working on that), should not be used when creating a filter to apply to…

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Mapping Dashboard Filters to Analytic Charts and Grids

Been asked about this capability a bit recently, so thought I would create  post specifically around this topic. When creating  Analytic Charts and Grids you have 2 ways to create these.  First, using the Analytic View Designer (AVD – design tab) or second, by manually entering MDX on the Query tab. Analytic View Designer Queries…

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Turning off the Toolbar in Excel Services Report Views

When integrating Excel Services Report Views into your PerformancePoint dashboards it is possible to control whether the Excel Services toolbar is displayed or not.  To adjust the settings, open the Excel Services report view in Dashboard Designer.  Click on the Edit tab and click on the Toolbar Options button in the ribbon. Selecting “Full Toolbar”,…

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