Microsoft today announced the scheduled withdrawal of it’s PerformancePoint solution. While take up had been relatively slow, it was certainly still a surprise to see its demise.

Analysis Services writeback, and the planning function per se is something we had been re-visiting over the last few months, and we expect to make some product announcements in the area in Q2.

 

XLCubed Web Edition was being used by a number of consultancies to enhance PerformancePoint’s dashboard capability, and this aspect can transfer across to Sharepoint unchanged.

For more detailed analysis, see Nigel Pendse’s commentary http://olapreport.com/Comment_Bizdemise.htm