Powerpivot prototyping


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The slides used for the PowerPivot Webinar hosted by Phil Hummel of WinWire technologies. Visit www.Winwire.com or write to info@winwire.com for more information

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  • Powerpivot prototyping

    1. 1. PowerPivotPrototyping<br />Phil Hummel<br />Director – Business Intelligence Practice<br />WinWire Technologies<br />
    2. 2. Agenda<br />PowerPivot Overview<br />Why do we need a prototyping environment?<br />PowerPivot as a prototyping tool<br />Q&A<br />
    3. 3. Microsoft Business Intelligence Product Line<br />DELIVERY<br />COLLABORATION<br />CONTENT MANAGEMENT<br />SharePoint Server<br />SEARCH<br />Reports<br />Dashboards<br />Excel <br />Visio<br />Analytic<br />Views<br />Scorecards<br />PowerPivot<br />END USER TOOLS AND PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT APPS<br />Excel -Visio - ReportBuilder<br />PerformancePoint<br />BI PLATFORM<br />SQL Server <br />Reporting Services<br />SQL Server <br />Analysis Services<br />SQL Server DBMS<br />SQL Server Integration Services<br />LOB<br />LOB<br />
    4. 4. PowerPivot<br />for SharePoint<br />PowerPivot add-in <br />for Excel <br />
    5. 5. PowerPivot Workbook – Browser Access<br />
    6. 6. PowerPivot Sweet Spot<br /> Several to many data sources that can be stored as “table objects”<br />2 dimensional with characteristics of a database table or view<br />Easy to identify or construct a key to joins to other related data<br />Users familiar with basic database (Access) concepts<br />Users familiar with PivotTable functionality<br />Excel “formula” experts<br />
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    8. 8. PowerPivot Services – Gallery View<br />
    9. 9. Administer Your Server – With Insightful Tools<br />Increase IT efficiency:<br />Familiar Technologies for Authoring, Sharing, Security, and Compliance<br />Customizable IT Dashboard<br />Visualize usage with animated charts<br />Simplify management of SSBI content usingIT Operations Dashboard for SharePoint<br />
    10. 10. Server Monitoring Dashboard<br />
    11. 11. PowerPivot FAQ<br />11<br />
    12. 12. Why do we need a proto-typing environment<br /> MS Access and Excel are the current front-runners<br />Lack IT visibility<br />Lack community visibility<br />Creative end-users make many demands on IT that don’t get traction<br />Business users need to merge 3rd party data with corporate data plus assumptions<br />They do not have well thought out requirements<br />IT can waste lots of resources chasing the requirements<br />
    13. 13. PowerPivot Prototyping<br /> IT can offer training and advice on using PowerPivot for prototyping.<br />IT provides access to corporate managed data sets.<br />Business users build models using Excel with PowerPivot add-in.<br />IT supplies server resources for hosting PowerPivot models<br />IT monitors PowerPivot model usage including both users and server resources<br />Business users continue to develop new versions<br />IT works with business to create an enterprise scalable application when the business value is high enough to justify the cost<br />
    14. 14. PowerPivot Summary<br /> Client and server components<br />Users need access to data – they do the analytics<br />Server components required to share PowerPivot models on the intranet<br />Server components come with built-in monitoring for IT to effectively manage<br />Models that become “important” to the business are good candidates for an enterprise application<br />This approach can get IT off the critical path for some sets of users and business needs<br />
    15. 15. Q&A<br />
    16. 16. THANK YOU<br />For further information, please contact:<br />Phil Hummel<br />Director – BI Practice<br />phil.hummel@winwire.com<br />@WinWire<br />