PerformancePoint Server 2007 SP3 released

Finally made it out the door! For the AddIn I have a couple notes: Besides the usual rollup of hotfixes (bug fixes) there is a new feature: Line Item Details (LIDs). This was supported by the server but not on the client side, and now it is! We did our best to get some data…


Excel 2010 is better than the PPS Planning AddIn

Although the model of using an Excel AddIn can be a little clunky (especially for what PPS Planning called the contributor scenario) I think my team did a pretty good job getting some very usable reporting elements. Now I get to point you to things my team didn’t do, but are native features of Excel….


Extended absences and other people doing my job for me!

Its been quite a while since I’ve posted. I’ve still been hanging out in the PPS TechNet forums, but just haven’t been finding as much time to post. I’ve had a little change in job duties that are taking some time to adjust to. Anyway I’m very pleased to see that others in the blogosphere…


When will data appear in the cube after a submit from the PPS Planning Business Client?

It’s actually hard to say. This process is asynchronous which is why the status is initially Pending, then WaitProcess, then finally Partial/Submitted. See my other posts about assignment statuses and assignment actions for more details and a quick overview. Ok so we understand this, but just when-oh-when will data appear in the cube for others…


What does this PPS Planning workflow action mean?

Workflow handles jobs, cycles, assignments and more. In keeping with my focus on the PPS Planning Business Client (aka Add-In for Excel), this post will just cover those actions related to assignments. In keeping with my new analogy of describing workflow as the paper/check-based banking system I’ll try to use some comparisons as well, although…


What does this status "xyz" mean for my assignments?

Workflow in PPS Planning is completely asynchronous. This allows the server side to scale and handle many, many simultaneous submissions, job requests etc. Its possible to add more server’s to the pool that handles this asynchronous queue. From the add-in perspective there are 2 things that interact with workflow: Jobs and Assignments. How Jobs work…