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Reporting Tools Questions
Mary Chandler
Consultant at a energy/utilities company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Oct 01 2021
I have experience designing and developing sophisticated custom Windows-based and Web-based applications integrated with back-end databases and systems. I am looking for a reporting tool that can generate finely detailed PDF documents. It needs to be able to use tiny fonts and have almost no… (more)

I have experience designing and developing sophisticated custom Windows-based and Web-based applications integrated with back-end databases and systems.

I am looking for a reporting tool that can generate finely detailed PDF documents. It needs to be able to use tiny fonts and have almost no margins; landscape orientation. I prefer an easy to use visual user interface. Part of the document will be filled in by code. I also want it to be easy to change as our project will programmatically be filling in more and more of the document over time. 

Are ComponentOne Reports or Active Reports better for this type of application? Open to all suggestions.

Thanks! I appreciate the help. 

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Paul KellettLook for any reporting product that can do pixel level reporting. There are a… more »
reviewer843948Check out Tableau.
reviewer1208820The PDF exporter service from Microstrategy has all of the PDF tools that you… more »
Nurit Sherman
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
Oct 26 2021

We all know that it's important to conduct a trial and/or proof of concept as part of the buying process. 

Do you have any advice for the community about the best way to conduct a trial or PoC? How would you conduct a trial effectively? 

What mistakes should be avoided?

Alberto GuisandeHi Rhea, This is my personal opinion and shouldn't be taken as a best practice… more »
Bob GillHi Rhea, This is a great question. Just like Alberto, this is my opinion, so… more »
JhornberAll good guidance so far! A few things I'd add: 1) Before you even start a… more »