Managing Business Activity Monitoring

Business Activity Monitoring (BAM) empowers business users by providing real-time access to critical business performance indicators. Business users can use this information to improve the speed and effectiveness of business operations. BAM collects the business activity information in a real-time, transaction-consistent way regardless of the complexity of a heterogeneous environment.

Important  Information about using the BAM Excel templates and Business Activity Services Microsoft® Windows® SharePoint® Services collaboration site is included in a separate Help file for end users. You can access the help file on the BizTalk Server 2004 CD at \Msi\Common Files\STSDIR\TEMPLATE\LAYOUTS\Msi\Common Files\STSDIR\TEMPLATE\LAYOUTS\1033\BAS\Documentation\KW_User_Guide.chm. Additionally, end users can access the Business Activity Services user's guide directly from the Help link on the Business Activity Services (BAS) Windows SharePoint Services collaboration site.

For more information about BAM, see the topics listed in the following table.

Role of the business analystWorkflow for Using Business Activity Monitoring
BAM architecture and conceptsBusiness Activity Monitoring (BAM)
Deploying the BAM Definition WorkbookDeploying BAM Definitions
BAM Definition schemaBAM Configuration Schema
How business users use the BAM Definition Workbook"Business Activity Monitoring" in the Information Workers Users Guide
BAM securityBusiness Activity Monitoring Security Recommendations
Backing up and restoring BAM databasesBacking Up BAM Analysis and Tracking Analysis Server Databases
BAM troubleshooting informationTroubleshooting Business Activity Monitoring

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