Custom Report Writing
We have developed expertise in custom report writing for Time Matters and Billing Matters. Our software of choice is SQL Server Reporting Services. A free download from Microsoft. This software allows for very flexible and address our clients needs very efficiently. Some of the highlights are:
- Address complex reporting needs with standard tools
- Simple access without a need to install custom software
- Integration with Time Matters through Launch Pad and Power View both standard features of Time Matters
- Drill Down capabilities
- Complex charting capabilities
- Schedule report delievery via e-mail
- Integration with SharePoint using web parts
- Integrated security with your Windows Server software
The Cloud has really opened the floodgates for innovation in a number of smaller businesses. This process hasn’t been easy. Initially cloud based solutions got a lot of bad press especially with regard to security. While we can attribute some of it to teething problems the fact is most of the issues were simply because organizations didn’t fully understand the opportunities and pitfalls when using the cloud. This is where we can help. By providing insight into how companies can leverage the cloud we are able to help streamline the business and subsequently improve ROI. Often external vendors are biased when it comes to adopting cloud solutions (AWS vs Azure) and in other cases if the client should migrate to the cloud or not (On Premise vs Cloud). Naturally this can result in a fair amount of confusion and clients might find themselves second guessing their choices.
Our Custom Reporting solutions offer a truly independent and unbiased assessment of your needs and then list out possible solutions. This gives our customers a bird’s eye view of the technology landscape and helps make decisions that are better aligned with the business. One of the key reasons why companies choose the cloud over on premise solutions is the affordability of it and the ease of use. This needs to be balanced with a focus on security and flexibility. Custom reporting solutions has an important role to play in each of these aspects. A company that requires 1000s of reports being accessed by 1000s of employees have different needs compared to say a small business that has a few employees and smaller subset of report. While the former requires scalability the later might focus on ease of use, making the cloud the ideal choice for the former and on premise for the latter.
Our Custom reporting Solutions start off with the simple step of identifying what questions the client wants answered. This allows us to evaluate all decisions based on how well it addresses the first question and clearly tying the business requirement with the technology being used. Some parameters we often find applicable in this process include:-
As a small business cost is a significant factor when making decisions and we present the options that provide the best ROI while meeting the original business requirement. In fact our goal is not just to save money but see how the reports we build can identify opportunities to make it as well.
Ease of Use
Our reports are aimed at answering the organizations questions in the best way possible. This is achieved by making our reports customized to the specific business allowing a shorter learning curve and a common understanding of company metrics.
Custom reporting once implemented is adopted rapidly within the organization given its benefits. This requires extended support and the ability to rework some of it as new areas are identified. Our reports come with the backing that we are always available when you need us.