The Easy Way to Get Started with Business Analytics Using Microsoft Dynamics GP
In the analytics portion of the Dynamics GP world, PerformancePoint Server is getting all the attention. But the PPS connectors to Dynamics GP won't be released for another month and PPS has a lot of moving parts that incorporate analytics, dashboards, planning, forecasting and reporting.
If you're looking for advanced analysis for Microsoft Dynamics GP, you'll eventually end up at PerformancePoint, but you may not start there.
Microsoft Dynamics GP10 and Excel 2007 offer a terrific starting point for business analytics, without having to learn much in the way of new stuff. The core needs are SQL Analysis Services, which is included as part of SQL Server 2005, Microsoft Dynamics GP and Microsoft Excel. For companies on Microsoft's Business Ready licensing, the Analysis Cubes for Dynamics GP are included at the Advanced Management licensing level.