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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.

Topics: SQL-RD Business Intelligence SSRS SSRS Reports Scheduler

Essentials of a BI Dashboard

Business Intelligence (BI) refers to a process which is used to analyze and display data in ways that drive better decisions and actions. The BI toolset is comprised of various applications, tools, and technologies that make the job of a business analyst easier. A BI dashboard, in particular, is quite essential for running a data-driven business.

 
Topics: IntelliFront BI Business Intelligence

Automate Power BI Reports to Enhance Business Intelligence Reporting

Business intelligence is one of the essential components for most cutting-edge companies. It allows them to improve their decision-making and helps them track their goals. As companies grow their business, they have increased amounts of data to process, and it is not always practical to add more resources. Organizations would much rather equip themselves with efficient tools to automate the data analysis process.

 
Topics: Business Intelligence Power BI Reports Power BI Reports Scheduler

What makes Great Business Intelligence Dashboards

Business Intelligence dashboards have become quite essential for large corporations to analyze data and create data-based solutions. Most BI software tools are easy-to-use for business analysts and empower you to crunch a large amount of data. Furthermore, business intelligence dashboards provide the easiest way to infer insights and create business value that you can share across the organization.

Topics: Business Intelligence

Merge SSRS Report Output With SQL-RD's Package Schedule

Imagine that the management team needs to receive 10 weekly status reports that include finances, inventory, sales etc. As usual, you have 10 subscriptions setup that deliver these reports. Everything is working just fine, then suddenly management decides that they no longer want to fuss with 10 different reports and 10 different emails. Instead, they want one document that encompasses all the weekly information they need. Great, now you have to write a whole new report, deploy it, and then set up the subscriptions all over again. Or do you? Using SQL-RD's Package Schedule, you can merge SSRS report output into a single PDF, text, or Excel file without the need to change the reports.

Topics: Business Intelligence SQL-RD SSRS Reports SSRS Reports Automation SSRS