Advanced Enterprise Reporting
Advanced enterprise reporting tools generate highly formatted static
reports for broad distribution. Enterprise reporting offers a solid
ROI on both operational and financial reporting, and as such, Advanced
Enterprise Reporting is typically the first step into Business Intelligence
[BI] for most companies.
- Batch Production of Printed and Web Reports
- Multi-Report Scorecards and Dashboards
Appropriate tools are a critical factor in any Performance Management
System and using the right tool for the right purpose is essential.
Report writing products typically deliver either operational reports
or scorecards and dashboards well – but it is not so common
for Advanced BI Reporting tools to deliver both well.
Newer reporting solutions that utilize a single platform, such
as MicroStrategy allow users to compile multiple types of reports,
- Scorecards and Dashboards - highly graphical,
high level KPI reports for executives. This format is optimized
for quick absorption of information.
- Standard Management Reports - for business
unit managers. This includes reports such as P&L reports,
performance reports and statutory reports. These reports are optimized
for on-screen viewing and allow the user to drill to deeper details
and related reports.
- Managed Metrics reports - for business unit
leadersor those making key daily decisions. Supports a 'manage
by numbers' culture aligned to Corporate Performance Management
[CPM] and evidence-based decision making. These reports allow
managers to continually track the status of business performance
using time series projections, actual-to-planned comparisons and
process flow analyses. Graphical indicators are used to demonstrate
activity to performance goals, trends over time and help the manager
manage to the metrics or targets.
- Operational Reports - highly volumes of densly
populated tabular reports for all operational personnel. This
data is ordered into well organized sections spanning across multiple
pages in a logical order.
- Invoices and Statements - traditional reports
containing detailed transactional data and summarized information
for any number of customers and partners.
Report layouts combine zone-based layout with traditional banded
- Banded Layout - most common operational layout
used to very rapidly organize lots of data into a natural hierarchy
of horizontal bands, making the information easy to navigate.
- Zone-based Layout - refers to the graphical
building block technique optimized for the creation of Scorecards
and Dashboards, viewed on screen.
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