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Utilize SQL Server Reporting Services To Get The Most Of Technology!

Gone are the days, when technology used to be the differentiator in a business. In today's competitive era, what matters most is how you employ the technology at your disposal. Now you can make the most of the technology you have with the help of SQL-RD; which allows you to better utilize Microsoft Server Reporting Services in a better manner. It is a comprehensive tool which enables you to use the SQL suite in a truly professional manner.

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How To Get Extra Umph Out Of Your SSRS Reports

Using SQL-RD to schedule SQL reports? If so you are already pretty familiar with SQL-RD’s powerful schedule functions such as the Event Driven scheduler or the Data Driven Subscription scheduler. These functions are powerful tools that enable you to dynamically send a report to various users, perform various business process management tasks, and much more. However, there are a number of tools in the SQL-RD toolbox that can make the scheduling experience even better. 

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5 Ways To Use Event Driven Subscriptions With SSRS

In the past we have discussed how Data Driven subscriptions can be created in SQL-RD to deliver reports to various users and destinations. In SQL-RD, SSRS reports scheduling can also be accomplished based on certain conditions. Once these conditions are met, then the associated SQL report will be triggered based on given parameters, and then delivered to a specified location. One could build an Event Driven system inside of SQL Server, however, SQL-RD provides the advantage of require little to no coding and shortened setup time. In other words, there is no need for you to provide the logic necessary to drive the report. Moreover, managing the logic and the subscriptions within SQL-RD is both easier and more efficient. There are a number of conditions that could be created with Event Driven Subscriptions. Let’s look a few that are built into SQL-RD.

 

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The ROI of Business Intelligence Part 2 of 2

Your company probably wants to automate more to do more, grow more and spend less without any of it costing too much. Be clear about the goals of your BI investment, and how progress will be measured. In part 2 of the blog "The ROI of Business Intelligence" I will discuss the BI goals to consider, investment costs not to miss out and where we come in. 

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How To Generate An SSRS Report As A Password Protected PDF

Though SSRS already has built-in functions that allow you to schedule and run a SSRS report to PDF, there are plenty of reasons why you would rather rely on a dedicated scheduler to process reports into PDF files. Advanced report encryption including password protected PDF, PGP, and Zip encryption methods can ensure that reports containing vital data are secure. Adding an expiration date to an SSRS reports limits the reports availability to users even after it has been delivered. PDF permissions ensure the users cannot tamper with the PDF file as well. Let’s dive a bit deeper and find out how to use these features to not only format your report into PDF but keep them secure!

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