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Triggering Threshold Alerts with SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)

Microsoft's SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) does a fine job of publishing reports and making them available on a timed schedule or on-demand. But, in recent years, are you finding that managers and customers are become more specific about when they want to receive their reports? Are they asking for reports to be triggered, not at a set time or day, but when a business event occurs?  

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Five Business Intelligence Statistics You Should Know About

If you work in a professional office, or own your own business, chances are, you have seen the amount of paperwork and data created by your company. You may already know that your business needs to consider business intelligence, but here are five Business Intelligence statistics you should know about as well.

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3 Reasons Analytics Is Key to Your Company's Future

There are several important factors to consider when you have a business: business name, logo, marketing techniques, how to advertise, and more come to mind. Whether you are starting up a new venture or continuing to run a company that has been passed down in your family from generation to generation, analytics is key to your company's future.

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4 Innovative Ways to Improve Business Process Workflows with BI Report Automation Software

Most people believe that the time to buy a BI reporting software is when the number of reports becomes too time-consuming for staff to run themselves. In other words, the business has reached their breaking point in terms of how much it costs to pay someone to run the reports versus how much it would cost to buy software to automate the process.

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The Future of Business Intelligence

Business Intelligence (BI) is:

a set of techniques and tools for the collecting and transformation of raw data into meaningful and useful information for business analysis purposes (Wikipedia).

It is a wonderful tool you can use to access, compare, and put to use all the data you can collect about your business. BI has definitely come a long way since its early days. So, what is the future of Business Intelligence?

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4 Things to Look for When Buying Enterprise BI Software

Businesses purchase dozens of software products each year, but it is a major undertaking when deciding to purchase enterprise software. Enterprise BI software will usually compose a significant part of a project. This project will impact the way the business functions, increase revenue or increase efficiency. Since a lot is at stake, CIOs, IT Directors, and Project Managers have to ensure this system is the best fit. Today I will discuss 4 things IT professionals, and business managers should look for in Enterprise BI Software.

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3 Reasons “Out of System” Workflow Software Is the Best Way to Automate SSRS Reports

SQL Server’s SSRS is a powerful report generation and deployment engine. With all its power, SQL Server Reporting Services has a built in scheduling and automation tool where administrators can schedule SSRS reports subscriptions. If that is the case, then why on earth would an admin want to rely on an external or dedicated report scheduler? Let’s look at three reasons why many administrators are investing in “out of system” workflow software to automate SSRS reports.

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3 Ways Business Intelligence Improves Profits

So, you've heard about Business Intelligence, or BI. Everyone is saying that it can help your business. Perhaps you're on the fence about it. Maybe you don't know what it is. Business Intelligence is an umbrella term that refers to a variety of software applications used to analyze an organization's raw data. Now that you know what it is, you may ask if it's really worth the money? The answer is, YES! 

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Three Things Your Company is Missing Without a Business Intelligence System

Business Intelligence seems to be the buzzword in the professional world. What exactly is it, and are you missing out by not having it? Business intelligence, or BI, refers to a variety of software applications used to analyze an organization's raw data. Your company may be missing out.

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Five Signs that Your Business Needs a Business Intelligence System

As technology continues to make huge leaps forward, businesses are doing everything they can to keep up. After all, if technology continues to move forward and your business is remaining static, you will probably lose the competitive advantage that you once had. No matter how big or small your business is, you should always be thinking of how you can stay one step ahead of technology and your competitors.

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4 Reasons Automated Crystal Reports Scheduling is essential

When it comes to Crystal Reports scheduling, does the old saying “ignorance is bliss” apply? In many ways yes! Sure the reports administrator may not be ignorant of his reports whereabouts, but he is definitely blissful if he isn’t the one manually triggering the reports himself! So, rather than talking features, let’s look at a four ways a reporting administrator's life is bliss when automated Crystal Reports scheduling is implemented.

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7 reasons to use SQL Reporting Services (SSRS) to Design, Generate, and Deploy Business Reports

SQL reporting services is a server based report designer, builder, and deployment engine made by Microsoft. This can be used to prepare and deliver various interactive and printed reports. With SQL reporting services combined with SQL Server, firms have a unified solution for both report design and data warehousing. SSRS can help you to create tabular, graphical and free-form reports from relational, multidimensional and XML based data sources. The reports can also be published and accessed on demand. SSRS also has a built in scheduling tool to perform basic report deployments via email, file share, or SharePoint.

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