Successfully capturing useful Business Intelligence (BI) is certainly one of the most popular motivators for public, private and not-for-profit organizations to implement SharePoint 2013. SharePoint-Videos.com has offered a lot of video tutorial content on this topic for SharePoint Server 2007 and 2010. So it make sense for us to offer a comparable set of tutorials for SharePoint Server 2013.
The set of video tutorials on this topic includes some 18 videos excerpted from a live public course given by Jason Himmelstein, an acknowledged subject matter expert on the topic and a published author. As of the time of the writing of this post, the set is only available to subscribers to SharePoint-Videos.com. But, if past experience can be taken to be a reliable guide, then the set will soon be available for purchase for local viewing by individuals or groups.
What makes this set of tutorials different from earlier efforts on the same topic, is the condensed set of topics. We offered sets of video tutorials on SharePoint 2010: Reporting Services, SharePoint 2010: Business Connectivity Services, etc.
But with this set, all of the topics have been consolidated into one package, which actually makes a lot of sense, as each of the components of the tool set available with SharePoint Server 2013 for gathering BI data, including:
- Reporting Services
- PowerPivot and Excel Services
are all designed for the same purpose — to equip BI stakeholders with the data they need and the methods of exposing the information (meaning dashboards for Key Performance Indicators, KPIs, and more) — to be successful.
Simply the BI hooks included in SharePoint 2013 are attractive enough to power most arguments for implementing the platform as an Enterprise Document Management (EDM) solution to a successful conclusion.
Further, with current interest at a very high level regarding the opportunities represented by “Big Data”, the Term Store, Taxonomy and metadata tagging are certainly more reasons for businesses committed to collecting relevant and accurate BI from their documents, operating results, plans, etc. to look to SharePoint 2013 as the best solution.
I’ll start commenting on this set of tutorials with the next post to this blog.
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