Performance Point Services & Dashboard Designer Setup

Tools:  SharePoint 2010, Performance Point, Dashboard Designer

So you want to use Performance Point Services to display some easily designed and awesomely interactive charts, graphs, KPIs and anything else your Business Users need to get a quick glance of what is happening under the covers within content lists, project tasks, document approvals, workflow status, etc.

Table of Contents
– activate Site Collection Feature: SharePoint Publishing Infrastructure
– activate Site Collection Feature: PerformancePoint Services Site feature
– activate Site Feature: SharePoint Server Publishing
– activate Site Feature: PerformancePoint Services
– create list: Performance Point Content List
– create Performance Point Dashboard

To activate the SharePoint Server Publishing Infrastructure
1.go to the Parent Site for which you want to enable this Site Collection feature
2.select Site Actions > Site Settings > Site Collection features
3.scroll down until you locate SharePoint Server Publishing Infrastructure.
4.click Activate. A blue status button labeled Active appears
To activate the PerformancePoint Services Site Collection Features
5.within > Site Collection features
6.scroll down until you locate PerformancePoint Services Site Collection Features
7.click Activate. A blue status button labeled Active appears

To enable the SharePoint Server Publishing Site feature
1.go to the site for which you want to enable the feature
2.select Site Actions > Site Settings > Manage Site Features
3.scroll down until you locate SharePoint Server Publishing
4.click Activate. A blue status button labeled Active appears
To enable the PerformancePoint Services Site feature
5.within > Manage Site Features
3.scroll down until you locate PerformancePoint Services Site Features
4.click Activate. A blue status button labeled Active appears

Create Performance Point Content List
1.select Site Actions > More Options
2.select List > Performance Point Content List
3.name the list and select Create

Create Performance Point Dashboard
1.within the Performance Point Content List
2.select Items tab > New Item > PerformancePoint Dashboard
  *accept the install prompt (as applicable)
3.the Dashboard Designer tool displays

… more to come after I get elevated permissions needed to complete the Data Connections, Build Reports and add Reports to the Site Dashboard Page

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