Operations Manager is good at monitoring performance of separate software components.It also has an interface to bundle them together into groups in order to be able to understand what the health state of the whole as a group is.
In SCOM context this is called a Distributed Application. At Approved we treat this (with addition of Live Maps Unity from Savision) as an interface for managing IT Services.
As in most cases after getting data into SCOM and then into SCOM Data Warehouse, some day we want to extract and analyze this data or, better yet, use it as a base to predict future outcomes and deal with issues before users even notice them.
And, as in most cases, extracting and querying SCOM DW Distributed Application data is not really straightforward. Lets start with finding the 'services' themselves.