In Previous post, we learnt evolution of SSRS and who uses the SSRS report. Today we can look into the different stages of reporting. Normally we will develop report in different stages of Business Intelligence. Let look at the below picture,
Different types of Reporting:
The different types of reporting are activity summaries (summary of volume of data), Trends and Time period; these reports are mainly used by sales managers. Actual vs. Budget forecast, statistical analysis and Predictive analysis. Activity summaries are least complex, from there the complexity increases.
SQL Server reporting is a powerful feature in SQL Server 2008. But I think most of the persons don’t know its scalability. When I interview database developers for my company, I saw lot of resumes sowing experience in SSRS. But when we ask some real time scenario question, the candidate will be in trouble. SSRS is a deep subject and lot of features in it.let’s learn its features
Who uses the Report?
Reports are mainly used by the Business Managers, Business information workers, and System Administration and Database Administration workers, Software developers. Look at this below pie chart for the SSRS users.
Evolution of SSRS
Reporting Services starts from SQL Server 2000. In SQL Server 2000 reporting was done through the visual studio which should be purchased separately. From SQL Server 2005 onwards we are using BIDS i.e. Business intelligence development studio for developing reports.
SSRS vs Microsoft Access