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BI Tools Planning & Deployment

One of the most important parts of SharePoint is native business intelligence. No longer do you need to set up lots of core infrastructure or buy third-party components.

We Offer and Support:

  • Excel Services
  • PerformancePoint
  • Reporting Services
  • Power View
  • Business Connectivity Services

SimpleSharePoint's Business Intelligence solutions leverage your existing technology investments in Microsoft Office, Microsoft SQL Server, and SharePoint to develop rich integrated reporting and analytic experiences that empower users. In essence, our team will deliver "self-service" approaches and experiences for your users to gain access to accurate, up-to-date information for better, more relevant decision making.

Using SharePoint, people can find the right business information to make better decisions. We work with customers to analyze their current environment, leverage the capabilities of the Microsoft BI platform, determine a vision, and define a plan. With Microsoft Business Intelligence Tools correctly planned and configured, your raw data helps you make critical decisions based on the best information available.

  • Power View for SharePoint
  • SQL Server Reporting Services for SharePoint
  • Power Pivot for SharePoint
  • Excel Services
  • PerformancePoint Services
  • Visio Services

We help our customers to build a plan to gain access to accurate, up-to-date information for better, more relevant decision-making. Empower information analysis in the right format for the right people at the right time.

How SimpleSharePoint can help

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Business Intelligence Jump Start - our Service Package.

We offer a SharePoint BI Jump Start to help get Business Intelligence rolling or improved in your enterprise. We start by understanding what your business model is, then work to identify how you define success in your organization, and how we can help leverage your existing data to create actionable Business Intelligence. Once we have all of this, the magic happens.

SharePoint BI Jump Start includes:

  • Install the core software: SQL server and SharePoint
  • Install SQL Server BI Features within SharePoint
  • Install Reporting Services within SharePoint
  • Install Analysis Services Server in SharePoint
  • Configure PowerPivot and Deploy Solutions
  • Create a BI Center and configure BI services and features
  • Configure Excel Services
  • Configure PowerPivot
  • Reporting Services and Power View configuration with SharePoint
  • Configure PerformancePoint Services.
  • Configure Visio Services.
  • Add more features and customize your environment
  • Train your employees

Why SharePoint BI?

With SharePoint Business Intelligence solutions, you can decisions more informed at every level with a full set of robust tools that can help you access, analyze and share the right information quickly and easily.

  • Self Service: Help all your people discover and manage the information they need to do their jobs, using a familiar browser interface.

  • Information from many Sources: Find and work with information from databases, reports, business applications, and other external sources—all within the same environment.

  • Familiar Tools: Create and share information confidently using familiar, easy-to-navigate tools.

With the SharePoint BI Jump Start program, SimpleSharePoint empowers you to discover the right people and expertise to make better informed and agile business decisions. It will provide you with:

  • Accountability: Drive, manage, and measure success by using one version of data to align key metrics to specific business strategies.

  • Transparency: Provide the right people with trusted access to information when they want it.

  • Discoverability: Make it easier for your people to find the right information across data sources and content types using powerful analytics.

Power Pivot is an SQL Server add-in for Excel 2010 and embedded in Excel 2013. The focus on Power Pivot is the modeling of the data for use within the visualization tools such as SharePoint Excel services.

With the addition of the diagram view, the ability to model data is even easier. Power Pivot is the in-memory data storage location which can be deployed to SharePoint or SQL Server Analysis Services – Tabular Model. While it is the oldest of the BI offerings, its capabilities are awesome as it brings the ability to mash up data and to model data to the desktop. The data can come from a variety of sources including relational databases, OData feeds, SSRS reports and more.

PowerPivot provides self-service Business Intelligence (BI) functionality for users of Microsoft Office.

  • Within the PowerPivot for Excel, you can bring data from virtually anywhere
  • Easily organize, connect, and manipulate tables of large data
  • Perform an in-depth analysis of your data--any way  you want to slice it
  • Use PowerPivot for SharePoint to share your workbooks across your team or publish them to the Web
  • Organize tables for the PivotTable tool in a relational way, freeing the analyst from the need to import data as Excel worksheets before analyzing the data.
  • The availability of a fast, space-saving columnar database that can handle huge amounts of data without the limitations of Excel worksheets.
  • DAX, a powerful programming language that defines complex expressions on top of the relational database. DAX allows you to define surprisingly rich expressions, compared to those that are standard in Excel.
  • Amazingly fast in-memory processing of complex queries over the whole database.
  • The ability to integrate different sources and almost any kind of data, such as information from databases, Excel worksheets, and sources available on the Internet.

Here at SimpleSharePoint, we can help you with publishing your PowerPivot workbooks to SharePoint to great benefits:

  • You can slice and filter data in a server document in the same way that they do when using a local workbook in Excel.
  • PowerPivot Gallery - a special-purpose SharePoint document library that provides a rich preview and document management for published PowerPivot workbooks as well as other document types.
  • Automatic data refresh for workbooks with the latest data at a regularly scheduled interval.
  • Data feed management: you can create and use data service documents in SharePoint. PowerPivot for SharePoint adds the content type for service documents that point to URLs that provide the feed.
  • Usage reporting on PowerPivot data access in Central Administration. SharePoint administrators can help you determine who is using your reports and how often.

Business Intelligence & SQL Services

Microsoft SQL Server is the core of Sharepoint & Microsoft BI Stack

  • SQL Server Analysis Services as the OLAP tool (SSAS)
  • SQL Server Reporting Services as the canned Reporting Tool (SSRS)
  • SQL Server Integration Services as the ETL tool (SSIS)

Additional tools are SharePoint, Excel, Power Pivot, Power View, Excel Services, Report Designer, and Report Builder.

Our Service Competencies:

  • Consulting to determine your strategic roadmap
  • Installation, configuration, and performance tuning
  • BI services customization 

Get the most out of your data. Contact SimpleSharePoint for your custom BI solution today.

Reporting Tools - Expertly Integrated into SharePoint "Native Mode"

Our reporting services assistance gives your staff information to make better business decisions:

  • Accelerate time to insight with intuitive and flexible reporting capabilities
  • Seamlessly glean data from multiple data sources
  • Allow users to access data from virtually any data source
  • Take ad hoc reporting to the next level with “grab and go” reporting that lets users combine existing sub-components to create new reports
  • Integrate seamlessly with Microsoft SharePoint for advanced collaboration and accessibility
  • Create, manage and deliver reports, and integrate or extend data and report processing in custom applications

Be inspired with better information. Get better insight from multiple data sources today! Contact SimpleSharePoint today.

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