When you deploy a model, PerformancePoint Planning Server updates the application database with the most recent version of the model data, procedures, and dimension structures. When you deploy a model in a model site, the updated model definition becomes available to other PerformancePoint Server applications that use the same database, such as PerformancePoint Add-in for Excel.
Note: Deploying a model site is distinct from saving a model site. When you save a model site, Planning Business Modeler updates the information on the client computer, which makes the model available to other Planning Business Modeler users, but does not update the data or the procedures at the server level.
What do you want to do?
Overview of model deployment
When you deploy a model site for the first time, PerformancePoint Server creates the data cube and populates it with the dimensions, member sets, models, or other elements that you specified. For that reason, the initial deployment requires more time than subsequent deployments, which update only the modified sections of the cube.
Once a model is deployed, you can create calculations and model-to-model mappings, and author form and report templates. Then, when you redeploy that model, PerformancePoint Server validates all models in the model site, and the model site will not be deployed if one or more of those models are not valid.
It is good practice to deploy a model regularly, so that you can use any updates to the model site. This includes dimensional changes such as new or modified member sets, calculations, and data mappings.
For example, suppose that you have an operational model with an associated assumption model. If the assumption model data changes, you will not see the changes in the operational model until you deploy the model again.
Note: When you add or update data and structures in a model, you can incrementally deploy the model using the Reprocess model data option. Doing this saves the new or updated data and structures to the PerformancePoint Server database.
Deploy a model subsite
In the Site Browser pane, click Site Summary.
In the Site Tasks pane, click Deploy Model Site.
Deploy a model
In the Site Browser pane, click Models.
In the Models Workspace, double-click the name of a model to open it.
If you have not yet checked out the model, click Check Out in the Model Tasks pane.
In the Model Tasks pane, click Deploy model site.
Reprocess model data
When you update data and structures in a model, you can save the new or updated data and structures to the PerformancePoint Server database incrementally by using the Reprocess model data option.
In the Workspace Browser pane, click Models.
In the Models table, double-click to open a model.
In the Model Tasks pane, click Reprocess Model Data.
Tip: As Planning Business Modeler reprocesses the model data, it displays a status bar with an indicator that shows the progress of the task. When the model is successfully reprocessed, a message to that effect appears in the status bar.