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What is Reporting Tools?

Reporting software helps present information from computers so it can be easily understood by human beings. A report builder takes data and puts it into charts, graphs and tables according to specifications determined by the user.  Virtually all relational database software packages include some reporting tools. However, users often want analysis and presentation options that are not included with the database software’s built-in reports. They also typically want to import data from multiple sources, something that is not always easy to do with a particular database’s out-of-the-box reports.

IT Central Station members have written reviews and comments about a wide variety of reporting software products. Their selection criteria include the ability to do ad hoc reporting and easily visualize data. Ease of use for reporting software in general is a common theme of user reviews on IT Central Station. 

Users want the ability to connect to any data with ad hoc reports, blending data from multiple sources. Ease of dashboard creation and ease of dashboard sharing also figure prominently into user preferences for reporting. And, of course, speed and stability are highly prized in reporting.

Proven compatibility with popular packages is helpful, according to IT Central Station Managers. For example, a reporting tool with that has SQL Server Integration Services SQL Server Management Studio on the Microsoft stack is preferable given how common that platform can be.

Reporting is a practical business matter, too. Some users stress the importance of a reporting tool helping to achieve organizational goals. For these users, reporting does not exist in a vacuum. A report needs to be part of well understood business workflow. The tool should support this workflow.  In this vein, some users recommend that potential adopters of reporting look closely at the solution’s scheduler, which makes it easy to run the jobs and jobstreams at any convenient moment.  



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I love data. I love to categorise it, manipulate it, study it, and share it. Data Warehousing is how I satisfy this love and Business Intelligence is how I show it to others. Any type of data - music, words, pictures, numbers, ... Specialties: Data modeling, data architecture, ETL, Cognos... more>>
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Founder and Business Intelligence Consultant
Working with Business Intelligence since 2009. Always learning new concepts and studying new ideas to offer better services to my customers. Expertise in Open Source B.I. Solutions (Pentaho). Attended the course Dimensional Modelling in Depth with Ralph Kimball (Stockholm - Sweden).
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Business Intelligence Consultant
Experienced Business Intelligence specialist with diversified knowledge and expertise in maintaining analytical environments, providing technical support and creating solutions in alignment with business targets. Technological experience in diversified business areas: Entertainment,... more>>
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Data Visualization and BI Consultant
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Spotfire consultant
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VIA or Visual Intelligence and Analysis provides training from basic to expert level using Tableau as well as technical data preparation skills when the data are not Tableau ready. Training and documentation is available in English, Spanish and French. Specialties: Subject Matter Expertise... more>>
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8 years of experience in several sectors in information systems, mainly in conception of BI solutions and financial software. Capable of addressing an entire project lifecycle from requirements gathering to testing and deployment.
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Assistant Consultant
I have more than 10 years of experience in Data Warehousing and have worked extensively in Informatica, OBIEE, Business Objects, Talend and Tableau. Motorola has been my client for all these years. I've worked in various data warehouses of Motorola (Mobility).I've extensive experience in working... more>>
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Consultor QlikView
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Infrastructure Manager
I have just over 17 years of Information Technology experience. The past 10 years of my career have been focused on Oracle business intelligence applications. I regularly blog about Oracle EPM/BI topics and I was honored to be recognized by Oracle as an ACE Associate for my contributions. I... more>>
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• Tableau Bronze Accredited BI Solution Consultant with 5 years of experience in executing BI projects for a large Networking Major • Deputed at client location (San Jose) for a period of 10 months and was responsible for end-to-end reporting solution development based on Tableau and SAP HANA •... more>>
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Senior BI Consultant
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Consulting Manager
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