Using Excel Services and Open XML to Create Custom Office Business Applications
Microsoft needed to expand and upgrade the business intelligence application that executives and analysts used extensively to scale globally and meet the needs of a diverse organization. User requirements had increased and MSIT needed to focus on more out of the box solutions instead of custom created applications. With the Office System 2007, MSIT and the business users found a flexible and agile environment to meet both business and IT requirements. Through Excel Services, business users, instead of IT personnel, can build custom Web-based dashboards by using their existing Excel knowledge and without writing any code, greatly reducing the development and maintenance cost of business intelligence applications.