Data is the prerequisite for successful business; organizations are struggling with heaps of data that is either going unnoticed or unmanageable. The need for an effective reporting and business intelligence tool is growing big time.
SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) is server-based technology by Microsoft that caters to reporting information in a way that helps organizations in making insightful decisions. Be it any format, SSRS is competent enough to provide desired information at the right time and in the right format.
Being an important pillar of the Microsoft BI framework, SSRS works best with its other component partners – SQL Server, SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) and SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS).
Various interactive reports can be extracted with SSRS: Graphs, maps, tabular reports, drill down reports, click-through reports and many more.
- Simplistic implementation owing to centralized server
- Supports a variety of file formats
- Facility to drill down to different levels of data
- Helpful and perceptive reporting
- Access to enterprise level features
SSRS is considered ideal for developers who already are leveraging the Microsoft SQL Server environment and need basic reporting facilities, though it may not be able to serve very complex needs.