Q: How does this announcement impact Microsoft Dynamics customers?
A: The combination of MOSS with the monitoring and analysis capabilities of MOPPS significantly increases the combined BI capabilities of both products. Microsoft Dynamics customers will be able to leverage these capabilities to take BI to the next level in their organizations. Microsoft Dynamics is committed to supporting FRx, Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Management Reporter, and Forecaster customers under our Business Ready Customer Care and our Lifecycle Support Policies.
Customers who currently use FRx, Forecaster or Management Reporter can rest assured that their investment is protected, and that their financial planning and reporting needs will be supported by Microsoft Dynamics going forward. Microsoft Dynamics is working on a financial planning and reporting roadmap based on what our customers need, which will provide them with maximum business value for the lowest possible total cost of ownership.
Q: How does this announcement impact Microsoft Dynamics partners?
A: The combination of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) with the monitoring and analysis capabilities of Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server (MOPPS) represents an evolution of Microsoft’s BI offering, and we expect that partners will see an increase in the number of BI related opportunities going forward. Providing a clear financial planning and reporting product roadmap for Microsoft Dynamics customers will allow our partner community to feel confident in position these solutions with prospects.