In the world of Enterprise Reporting Software, it's easy to get confused. That's why I'm here, to help you sort through the massive amount of Enterprise Reporting Solutions out there to help you find the best one for you.
In reality, every Reporting Software Package walks users through the same four step process in order to create reports. These four steps are:
- Datasource Connection
- Data Selection
- Report Design
- Report Generation
Now, if you've used any kind of Reporting Software before, you'll know that there's not much difference in the first two steps. So with that in mind, it's pretty clear that the deal maker/breaker comes in the last two stages: Report Design and Report Generation.
AutoTag let's you design in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Unlike banded designers such as Crystal and Pentaho, AutoTag let's you place your data anywhere in your report you'd like. AutoTag in Excel maintains all its original functionality, meaning you can create charts, graphs, and even use functions like SUM() and MAX() just like you would with Excel data.
When it comes time to generate your reports, AutoTag gives you all of the major export options such as Office formats, PDF, and HTML. If your company uses SharePoint, you can use Windward Arrow to host and distribute your reports to everyone in your company through a convenient web interface.
Once you have all the facts, the choice becomes clear. Those who have used Windward and AutoTag say they'll never go back, and new customers tell us they can't believe they spent so long without it. So what are you waiting for, visit the Windward Reports website and download the free demo for yourself.