SharePoint Template - Business Intelligence Center

This article describes the SharePoint 2010 Business Intelligence Center… a SharePoint template which “[…] enables you to collaborate, discover and manage the information you need to drive the business forward.  With Business Intelligence, users are empowered with the right business insights enabling them to make informed decisions, and move the business forward, one activity at a time.“

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The team site template is available for

  • SharePoint Server 2010 Enterprise

SharePoint 2010


Here are some screenshots where you can see how the Business Intelligence Center looks like:

SharePoint Template Business Intelligence Center start page. Business Intelligence Center with dashboard designer.

Common tasks

If you need to do some common tasks as a site member or site owner please have a look at the following tasks including possible differences between SharePoint Foundation 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010:

SharePoint template functionality

The template itself includes a basic structure which needs to be extended with data and data connections.

The following features are enabled after creating the Business Intelligence Center:

  • PerformancePoint Services Site Collection Features
    "Features enabling the PerformancePoint Services site including content types and site definitions for this site collection."
  • Report Server Integration Feature
    "Enables rich reporting using Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services."
  • PerformancePoint Services Site Features
    "Features enabling the PerformancePoint Services list and document library templates."

Additionally there are different lists:

  • Dashboards
  • Data Connections
  • PerformancePoint Content
  • Sample Indicators

As you can see from that lists this template is only a base and requires knowledge about business intelligence in general and technologies like Performance Point and SQL Server Report Server features.

SharePoint template development

If you want to use a custom design you can use Deploying Branding Solutions for SharePoint 2010 Sites Using Sandboxed Solutions to brand your Business Intelligence Center.



The Business Intelligence Center is a template which needs to be extended with data connections and data.

Only people experienced with business intelligence and corresponding technologies will use the full power of this template.

Please take a look at another SharePoint template.