On May 30, 2008 Microsoft released a data migration tool for PerformancePoint Planning (free download). Although it was possible to migrate a Planning application using PPSCMD, it was only possible to migrate the application objects (dimensions, models, security etc.). The fact and reference data had to be migrated manually. For example once you have set up your test or dev environment you may want to migrate the fact and reference data to the production server. Below is a link to the download and the documentation.
- PerformancePoint Server 2007 Planning Data Migration Tool
- Data Migration Tool Overview
- Migrating Planning Data from a Test Environment
I am not sure what level of preparation is required with the new tool. Hopefully it is as simple as taking a backup of the StagingDb from the Source Application and restoring the database in the Destination environment. Once the database is restored in the new environment you can register it with the new application. At this point the tool can take care of the migration. Make sure you review the Migrating Planning Data from a Test Environment on the Tech Net site before trying out the tool.
I should get an opportunity in the next couple of months on my current project to try the tool out.