Why Automated SSRS Reporting Distribution Makes Sense for Your Business
by Christian Ofori-Boateng on Mar 16, 2021 8:41:00 AM
In a data-driven business, numerous parts have to be kept in top working order to keep the company moving forward at a decent pace. For that reason, reporting is crucial for staying on top of how each aspect of an operation is functioning. In the wake of COVID-19 shutdowns, many businesses have had to transition to new work models that involve a lot more automation. One could imagine that eventually, the workforce will become much less location-driven, so having the ability to distribute data in whatever form is needed is a priority for optimizing uptime for all affected teams.
IT professionals require high-performance tools that work hard and get team members the data they need to perform no matter where they are working from. Automated Self-Service Reporting Services (SSRS) take the pressure off key players allowing them to focus on the information contained in reports rather than having to waste time trying to gain access to those reports. Automated data reporting not only saves time, it saves money and boosts productivity at a point when staff needs to lean into their roles and put their focus on clients.
Here are the main reasons having automated SSRS reporting distribution makes sense for your organization.
1. Internal and External Data Sources
Most companies involved in data analysis depend on multiple sources of both internal and external data. When it comes to dealing with external data, you have the added concern of data performance. Data extracted from many different sources can lead to problems with quality and governance. Compatibility between internal and external data may also be an issue.
When you use automated reporting distribution, the worry about data functionality is eliminated. The best programs make it easy to format data, view it, generate reports, and share. Automatic report delivery prevents you from having to manually schedule, configure, and run reports and reports can be accessed at any time in any place. This leaves more time for business intelligence implementation.
2. Flexible Automated Report Distribution Capabilities
With automated reporting, you get the flexibility to distribute data according to what works for every situation within the company. Because SSRS allows data to be sourced externally, it makes it easy to capture data that is relevant to different team members. Reports can be accessed and published on demand. Built in scheduling conducts basic report deployments by whatever method works best for the recipient.
Tasks involving data acquisition, report generation, and frequency of deliveries as well as who gains access and when are all customizable based on company policies and preferences. Delays and errors are minimized as everything is programmed according to your specifications. Advanced functions allow reports to be run multiple times with different parameters, frequencies, formats, and destinations.
3. Works for High-tech and Low-tech End-user Environments
Despite how capable and cutting-edged coworkers may be, their work-from-home environments may not be extremely high-tech. Still, they need to have access to event-triggered data updates no matter the situation in their home offices.
SSRS reporting distribution works for all end-user levels alike. Designed to supplement and strengthen existing business intelligence infrastructure, reports and manual tasks are automated. Additional capabilities can be added as your needs increase. Your operational productivity is supercharged while administrative costs decrease.
For this reason, ChristianSteven SSRS Automated Reports come in a full array of formats. Whether you need reports in Word, HTML, RTF, Excel, Acrobat, RTP, or text format, it can be done. Delivery of reports can be scheduled according to frequency, time, and date or triggered by an event such as database values or file modification.
Methods of delivery include:
- Google Sheets
- Google Drive
You decide how often you want reports to run and how you want them delivered. IT may require communication via Email while the art division needs to receive theirs by Dropbox. You're in control and adjustments can be made as needed.
Transition into SSRS Reporting Distribution
To make the transition to automated SSRS reporting distribution, contact ChristianSteven Software today. We offer automated filtering, scheduling, exporting, and distribution of all your reports. Your entire organization can have access to the data they need, whenever they need it, in the format of preference. Reports can be forwarded to an unlimited number of people hourly, daily, weekly, monthly or at any interval automatically. Actions triggered by specific events are also programmable.
With over 1,000 clients across the globe, ChristianSteven Software revolves around a culture where people come first. We can help your business get set up with report distribution solutions, browser-based data analytics, dashboards, and automation of business processes for increased accuracy and time conservation. If you're not automating, your business is falling behind in terms of production and revenue potential.