Currently the application supports Crystal Reports, MS Reporting Services SSRS, and MS SQL Server Ad hoc queries. Application supports direct export to internal Document Management. Run virtually any report type by using plug-ins. The reports can be viewed in a viewer or exported to excel , word, pdf, and send by e-mail. Organize reports in batches (jobs) and schedule execution and delivery. Control access to reports and jobs by roles: Scheduled jobs; Direct export to document management; - Export to multiple excel worksheets in one file. Export multiple reports to one excel or pdf file. - Export to SharePoint 2010 and Office365; Report journal - contain information about report runs, parameters and output files; Cascading parameters for all report types. Some possible uses: Organize reports and batches in windows explorer like interface. Schedule slow reports to be started during the night and get the result from Document management, E-mail or Local Network. Upgrade reports from one version to another or from one provider to another without interrupting users. For example if you want to upgrade your reports from Crystal Reports to Reporting Services. Transfer the calls to Report Manager and then start to upgrade the reports whenever it is convenient for you. Your application will always run the report in the same way, no matter if the report is crystal or reporting services report. Hence you don't need to recompile when a report is upgraded. Dynamic datasource for reports (data push).
Report bursting. Some samples are: 1. At the end of the month retrieve the list of the customers with open balances, generate invoices, save each invoice in Document Management as a separate document associated with the customer and send it by e-mail to the customer e-mail address. 2. Every night retrieve the list of out of stock items and send orders to the vendors. Any other scenario which requires to retrieve some information from a database and process the information on row by row basis generating one or more reports and sending the output to email recipient, SharePoint Server, Document Management or to a network folder.