Monday, March 31, 2008

David Francis Blog & Time Intelligence

One of the key features missing from a relational data tool such as SQL Server is built-in Time Intelligence.  SQL Analysis Services and PerformancePoint Server are 2 tools where time intelligence and analysis of historical data are simplified and available out-of-the-box.

Time Intelligence filters within PerformancePoint provide users with a way of specifying dates using everyday terms like Today, Yesterday, Last 6 months etc rather than having to select from a calendar control or pick different measures/metrics.

David Francis Blog

At its simplest, the PerformancePoint implementation of time intelligence filters are really just MDX generators, simplifying MDX for the end-user.

David's blog recaps this nicely.

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