As part of the Office Content Publishing group at Microsoft, our team writes Help content about business intelligence capabilities in SharePoint Server. In this blog, we'll look at how you can reuse and share your business intelligence content in team sites and other convenient locations.
Available in SharePoint Server 2010 is the Business Intelligence Center site template. You can use it to create and configure a place to store and organize your business intelligence content, manage user permissions to that content, and take advantage of content reusability.
Storing and Organizing Business Intelligence Content
The Business Intelligence Center serves as a central location where you can store and manage all your business intelligence content. It contains lists and libraries that contain specific kinds of content, including the following:
Managing User Permissions to Business Intelligence Content
One really nice thing about the Business Intelligence Center is that once you set it up, users across your organization can access it, according to the permissions that are assigned to them. There are four main levels of permissions you can assign:
Reusing Business Intelligence Content
Another nice thing about the Business Intelligence Center is that it enables your organization to reuse items that have been created. For example, suppose that one dashboard author has created a nice sales report for a dashboard. Suppose that you want to use the same report in another dashboard. You can easily do that by using one of the following methods:
You can reuse the same report in multiple locations, which cuts down on the time and effort required to share information.
Want more information about how to create, manage and share your business intelligence content? See the following resources:
Getting Started Content
Getting Started: Introduction to the Business Intelligence Center
Getting Started with Dashboards
Getting Started: PerformancePoint Dashboard Designer
Using Excel Services to Share Pieces and Parts of Excel Workbooks
Plan, Design, and Implement a PerformancePoint Dashboard
Create Data Connections by using Dashboard Designer
Create Reports and Scorecards by using Dashboard Designer
Create Dashboard Filters by using Dashboard Designer
Create and Assemble Dashboard Pages by using Dashboard Designer
Publish Dashboards by using Dashboard Designer
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