Data-driven organizations succeed. A typical sales organization has access to a wealth of actionable information. However, this data is often disparate, residing in different formats and across different sources.
Ad hoc reporting gives end users instant access to their data with better visualization and presentation. Now, ad hoc analysis extends this self service feature by enabling users to instantly interact with their data with great agility. Visual Analysis allows users to easily transform their data visualizations.
JReport is a Java based embeddable, robust BI platform giving end users the power to generate ad hoc reports on the fly with advanced visual representations that are completely web based and accessible on mobile devices. Creating and modifying reports with ad hoc reporting is easy. (Click on the images below to enlarge) Pick a Layout We start by selecting a blank page layout.
The dictionary meaning of the word Ad Hoc is “improvised” or “impromptu”. In the context of business intelligence, ad hoc reporting refers to reports that can be created on the fly by the end user, whenever, however, and with little to no assistance from the IT department. Example: Imagine a large financial institution with many financial representatives, each with their own territory.
In recent years we’ve seen enormous advancements in Business Intelligence and Data Visualization across all industries with respect to the way that companies view and consume data. Much more information is now readily available, and in many cases, this shift has enabled organizations to make better-informed decisions from their data.
One of the most common issues that we hear from customers needing an embedded reporting tool for their application is whether it makes more sense to internally develop a “home grown” custom-built solution based on an open source product, or adopt an outside commercial solution to OEM into their product. The answer to that question is not always immediately obvious.
Dean, Leo and Greg had a great time yesterday at the San Francisco Java User Group meeting at Yelp HQ. We’re excited we had the opportunity to sponsor the largest Java User Group in the country. Thanks again to Yelp for providing their location, Marakana for organizing it, Owen DeLong for the great IPv6 talk, and everyone who attended.
Business intelligence must be managed for performance and scalability without impacting other production applications. There are many facets to ensuring your users can get access to their data and analyze them in real time without having to wait long periods or schedule reports for overnight delivery.