People use reports to communicate information, make decisions, and identify opportunities.
Reporting Services is a server-based reporting platform that provides a full range of ready-to-use tools and services to help people throughout your organization create, deploy, manage, and use reports quickly and easily.
With Reporting Services, you can retrieve data in a variety of formats – Print, PDF, Word, Excel, and CSV are supported by Fusion offering a tight integration with Microsoft Office Suites. Published reports that can automated and delivered at specific times of day in various formats. These subscriptions are controlled by the report manager as part of the report server.
Fusion support both styles of reporting and each style has different purposes in our world:
- Server-Side Reporting – This is generally faster and often uses distributed processing so the interface in Fusion is return to user faster while the report processing completed on the reporting server. This process requires the reporting server to be setup and the appropriate permissions configured at the server level.
- Client-Side reporting – This is our default and does not require any special setup or configuration. The query, formatting, default settings, etc., is all stored in the Fusion database.
In either case, we do not encrypt or hide the reports or the data in any way. As a customer you have the ability to load the Report Builder tools and modify the reports yourself if you so desire.