Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting

Microsoft BI offers a range of business intelligence products, all packaged under the Microsoft SQL Server 2008 label.

Features:

  • Enterprise Reporting – A complete server-based reporting solution offering end-user reports that are interactive, reports that can be embedded, managed reports and subscription and filtering options.
  • Ad Hoc Reporting - Produce one-off reports or make small adjustments to existing report templates. There is a dedicated Report Builder included in the SQL Server package that allows users to easily create ad hoc reports, even if they do not have extensive IT knowledge.
  • Management Reporting – This aspect of the Microsoft SQL Server 2008 package allows for the generation of highly complex managed reports.
  • Visually Rich Reports – All of the reports generated using this software feature rich graphics with a number of charting options.

Pricing:

A Standard Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Licence is available at a price of $7,171 per processor. However there are a number of pricing options and packages to choose from. Further information can be found here.

Comments:

While Microsoft products often obtain mixed reviews, the range of options offered by the SQL Server are extensive. The licences do not come cheap, but this is a reliable business intelligence solution.

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