As well as the cool new Business Intelligence features in the traditional Office applications like Excel, we are releasing a new product in mid-2007 called PerformancePoint Server 2007 which will make Business Intelligence more accessible to companies; both large and small.

PerformancePoint Server is designed to let users analyse company data and create scorecards which can then be tracked against goals and targets.

Microsoft are continually trying to bring Business Intelligence to the masses and this along with the current BI platform in SQL Server 2005 is another step in the right direction.  In the not so distant future, Business Intelligence will be like a vein running through the heart of the Office system, empowering all employees with the information they need to make the right decisions at the right time.