Interactive End User Reports
Become a 'Data Artist': Make Better Day-to-Day Decisions with Ad Hoc Reports You Design
Ad hoc reporting lets business users build and modify graphs and charts.
We all know that humans are visual creatures. We understand and learn new information quicker and easier when it is presented in pictures or in graphic forms that are visually appealing. Likewise, when it comes to business analysts studying raw data, they tend to get more out of their data sets if they can actually see them illustrated in an organized way—or better yet, in an interactive way.
Delivering interactive end user reporting, BIRT Studio is featured in the BIRT iHub Visualization Platform and provides a simple solution for organizations that want the flexibility and convenience of self-service business intelligence reporting tools. Our designer “studio” lets you become an analytical “data artist” so you can virtually help yourself to business intelligence, touch your data, and build spur-of-the-moment reports the way you want them when there are important questions that need to be answered about your business.
BIRT Studio gives your organization the advantage of do-it-yourself (DIY) ad hoc reporting for instant insights to drive day-to-day decisions. With its highly versatile and user-friendly content creation and formatting tools, BIRT Studio also includes powerful design elements that accommodate easy viewing and manipulation of data, providing more control over building ad hoc reports.
Equipped with a computer mouse as a “paintbrush,” business users can become data artists by dipping into different shades of data they want to examine and blending the sources together effortlessly for various emerging patterns and vivid pictorial displays of their data sets. Since end users can access data quickly by themselves, they can customize their ad hoc reports with highly personalized graphical data visualizations. Without relying on IT, users can apply business-specific logic and preferences to a canvas of non-static data representations, modifying them with new queries by adding or removing columns or rows, creating new summaries, and organizing the information as they go. In this way, users can personalize their ad hoc reports by deciding what data mix should be included or excluded in their graphs, charts, tables, and diagrams.
Leveraging ad hoc reports gives end users endless opportunities to think outside the box by swirling any data together from relational and non-relational databases, adjusting the rich palette of data sources to their own personal preferences, and “painting” informative data visualization masterpieces to analyze.