End-User Query, Reporting, and Analysis
Class systems of Query & Reporting are designed to form queries to information systems in user terms, as well as their execution, integration of data from different sources, viewing data with the possibilities of detailing and summarizing and building full-fledged reports, both on-screen and printed. Visualization of query results can be presented to the user in various forms - flat or multidimensional tables, graphs, charts, various specialized interfaces.
End-user tools for querying and building reports are delivered in two ways:
- as part of OLAP-systems
- in the form of specialized Query & Reporting
Virtually every OLAP class system is equipped with Query & Reporting. These funds can be either embedded in the main product or separated into a separate product.
There are also specialized systems for generating and distributing reports. At the same time, these systems incorporate their own OLAP-means. Therefore, to draw a clear line between OLAP-systems and systems of class Query & Reporting is almost impossible.
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F.A.Q. about End-User Query, Reporting, and Analysis
What are the reporting tools?
Reporting tools are widely used to support decision making and to measure organizational and team performance. Companies use them for financial consolidation, for evaluation of strategies and policies and often just for plain reporting. Today most of these tools are integrated with Business Intelligence tools.
What are the advantages of these tools for your organization?
Reporting tools allow companies to create attractive reports easily. In tabular or graphical format. With data from Excel, a data warehouse or the organization’s ERP system. With the reports containing the right information, people are able to manage and improve the business processes more easily.
Which reporting tools are available in the market?
There are many Business Intelligence Reporting tools in the market available. This list of reporting tools shows you a complete overview of all the major tools currently available and thoroughly studied by our industry analysts. To name a few: Cognos Query and reporting, Oracle Enterprise Reporting, Crystal Reports, Microsoft Reporting Services (SSRS), etc.
Is there a difference between reporting tools and BI tools?
Almost every company, large or small, needs a reporting tool or they have already one in place. But, what is the difference between reporting software and Business Intelligence tools? They are not the same. In general reporting tools tell us where we have been but are not very good at analyzing data (at real time) and telling us where we are going (predictive).
What is the difference between a query and a report?
A query is a way to create a list of accounts or journal entries that match your criteria. Requests serve as an advanced search engine that finds and groups accounts or journal entries and can only create a list.
A report is a detailed report of a group of accounts or journal entries. Reports analyze data and are designed to calculate and present data in a more formal form.
Typically, a query finds information in the database for you, and a report is a more powerful way to display and analyze information about the accounts or log entries you want to view.