Easy Step-by-Step Ad Hoc Reports with JReport

Easy Step-by-Step Ad Hoc Reports with JReport

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.

Ad Hoc Reporting – Self Servicing Your Reporting and Data Visualization

Ad Hoc Reporting – Self Servicing Your Reporting and Data Visualization

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.

The Psychology of Data Visualization techniques:
 How to Design Useful Reports

The Psychology of Data Visualization techniques:
 How to Design Useful Reports

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.

Buy vs. Build a dashboard: What’s the right reporting choice for you?

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.

Five Common Mistakes when Creating Effective Reporting Dashboards

BI Dashboards are intended to provide an at-a-glance overview of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) which reflect the state of business. They need to present relevant data that can be immediately interpreted and actionable, allowing users to make informed decisions. While a dashboard should present data as simply as possible, there are still a set of guidelines to follow and mistakes to avoid.