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6 Microsoft® Office Business Applications for Office SharePoint® Server 2007 by Microsoft Corporation

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Chapter 3. Managing Sales Forecasting with an Office Business Application

—Joanna Bichsel, Microsoft Corporation

Mya, a salesperson at Wide World Importers, needs to prepare her sales forecasts for the coming fiscal year. She launches her Web browser and opens the company’s sales portal, in which a dashboard displays live sales data for the current fiscal year. The dashboard includes charts and tables with key performance indicators (KPIs) pulling data from a line-of-business (LOB) system that stores sales figures for each salesperson and customer across each region. This information is gathered by using Web Parts built into Excel Services in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 to publish Microsoft Office Excel 2007 charts and lists along with ...

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