Article by Dharmesh Talaviya
Everyone involved in the BI enterprise right from the managers to the business partners and also the customers depend on these reporting systems to get them detailed information of the happenings within the BI enterprise. All this information needs to be in a clear and simple format for easy understanding on a day to day basis. This is one of the most powerful types of BI solutions.
Below are some of the most important report types
Production and Operational Reports:-
All the reports in this category are to let the people involved in the BI software – managers, business partners and customers – know about the operations taking place within the enterprise and also get information related to production. The BI reports should be easy for navigation that includes labels, proper headings and there should be proper page breaks as well as footers.
Invoices and Statements:-
These BI reports are meant for details that includes transactional information and brief summaries of the happenings within the enterprise. They should be available for all the customers and business partners to read. They too should be laid out well and have proper headings and footers to make it look neat and easily understandable immediately.
Business Reports are exactly what it sounds like – they are reports related to any new and ongoing business work, new deals, etc. and let the users know exactly what’s going on in the BI enterprise.
Some of the BI Reporting Features:-
Parameter – driven Reporting:- Here users answer a number of questions before running of the report. Their answers serve the basis of what needs to appear on the BI reports. These reports in other words are reports meant for the users by the users.Automatically Customized Content:- With certain business intelligence software, BI manager only have to create one report and the system automatically cuts it into different views so that it suits each and every individual user. Based on the need of the user there are multiple reports formed and the user gets a report based on his/her needs – depending on your post you will receive a report. This type of BI tools helps solving one of the major problems of delivering the right information to the right people.Multilingual Support:- A perfect BI reporting solution is one wherein the reporting environment comes in vast arrays of languages. The report translation software should be excellent and not create any type of errors.High Throughput Report Production and Distribution:- All BI reporting systems should be able to deliver all the data needed to the consumers irrespective of their location. With the increase in demand the time will come when there will be a need to get thousands of reports ready within short spans of times and every BI enterprise should be ready for this moment.Print Perfect Report Design:- The BI report designer should be capable of creating reports that not only give the required data to the masses but the business intelligence report should – be neat, short but informative, have suitable headings and line breaks etc. This ensures that the users get the required business intelligence data in the shortest possible time and don’t need to waste time reading through a number of pages.
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