As of December 1, 2020, Focal Point is retired and repurposed as a reference repository. We value the wealth of knowledge that's been shared here over the years. You'll continue to have access to this treasure trove of knowledge, for search purposes only. Moving forward, myibi is our community platform to learn, share, and collaborate. We have the same Focal Point forum categories in myibi, so you can continue to have all new conversations there. If you need access to myibi, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and provide your corporate email address, company, and name.
WebFOCUS PMF 5.2.1 was released to manufacturing Feb 12, 2010 and is now Generally Available to customers from the Downloads menu on http://techsupport.ibi.com.
PMF 5.2.1 introduces many new capabilities for the PMF platform, including:
New Dashboard broadcast animation effects
New drag-and-drop Dashboard Designer supporting end-user personalization of content
A library of 60 pre-built gadgets, including Web 2.0 content, Flex gadgets for Metrics and for Strategy
Risk management support within performance strategies
Animated Strategy Map
Total integration with WebFOCUS server-based and MR content
Faster performance throughout
PMF 5.2.1 is certified with WF 7.6.7 and above. If you need to support an earlier version of WebFOCUS, please contact Information Builders Technical support.
The PMF Installer will automatically upgrade PMF to the latest version without requiring a manual uninstall as was required in previous releases. You can simply re-run the PMF installer to upgrade your installation.
1. If you are working with a V4 or earlier data mart, you will have to migrate the PMF data mart manually to the V5 level. However, from V5 onward, migrations are autonomic - when the Administrator starts PMF, the application will detect and allow the administrator to automatically migrate the currently data mart by choice. PMF 5.2.1 will only work on that mart after it is upgraded. Upgrades are safe; however please always back up any mart before migrating it.
2. If you have PMF installed in a multi-tier configuration, please remember to run the installation separately for your Web server and WebFOCUS server boxes.
Bob Jude Ferrante Director of Business and Development WebFOCUS Performance Management Bob_Ferrante@ibi.com 917-339-5105
I'll take any questions about PMF - business or technical - anytime!