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DESCRIPTION

SQL Reports Distribution (SQL-RD) is an enterprise report management and distribution platform designed to supplement and strengthen Microsoft® SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) by automating manual tasks, layering useful incremental capabilities and scaling capacity by orders of magnitude. It supercharges operational productivity while lowering administrative costs.

SQL-RD was purpose-built to address distribution gaps that limit the utility of SSRS in typical enterprise environments:

  • Frustrated end-users complain that they don’t get the reports that they need on time; or the reports are out of date or contain errors.
  • There is no central mechanism to manage and distribute reports generated by dozens or hundreds of discrete applications.
  • IT analysts spend too much time outside of normal business hours triggering periodic reports, maintaining scripts or fixing batch files.
  • Increasing demand for reports usually requires proportional headcount increases.
  • IT organizations spend too much time at month-end or quarter-end fixing problems with application interfaces and process breakdowns caused by human errors.

SOLUTION DETAILS

The SQL-RD platform is an extraordinary collection of capabilities woven together to optimize business report distribution in enterprises that have implemented SSRS. The platform’s features are best understood through these functional categories.

User Friendly. SQL-RD is so easy to manage, no software coding is needed at all. This way you can spend less time managing and developing tools and more time adding value to your users.

Scheduling Automation. SQL-RD offers unparalleled flexibility to define fixed, dynamic, data-driven, bursting and event-driven schedules for individual reports or groups of reports. You can combine these dimensions to match your business requirements precisely. Because change is constant, the administrative interface facilitates easy alterations.

Unlimited Report Destinations. Use any and all means to deliver reports: email, print, fax, FTP, SharePoint, ODBC and SMS … to name a few. Destinations can be inside or outside the company.

Any Output Format. Literally! You will not find a format that SQL-RD cannot generate.

Watch Any Data Source or Application. Monitor anything – in any location – to trigger event- and threshold-driven reporting without human intervention.

Limitless Action Types. Update databases, applications, files, directories; or trigger other actions based on pre-defined schedules or criteria.

Security, Privacy and Auditability. SQL-RD meets all modern IT standards and is fully compliant with requirements defined by HIPAA, SOX and conventions in major industries.

SQL-RD is administered centrally from a single console, regardless of the number of destinations or where they are located.

KEY DIFFERENTIATORS

 

Other BI distribution platforms in the marketplace cannot match SQL-RD’s comprehensive capabilities.

Distribution. Other BI solutions have varied distribution capabilities, but SQL-RD is far more powerful and flexible than competitive products. It’s designed specifically for large enterprises with very complex report distribution requirements. A streamlined management interface and highly automated processes reduce administrative labor significantly.

Customization. SQL-RD allows any number of unique reports to be defined for an individual. Those reports can be generated with runtime parameters defined by current values from any data source. No other solution can match this flexibility.

Deployment. SQL-RD is agnostic with respect to the architecture of its operating environment. It doesn’t care if you use virtual machines, distributed instances, load balancing or anything else. It just works. Competitive products are often more restrictive or fussy.

Volume. No other product comes close to matching SQL-RD’s scalability and capacity in complex global environments.

Cost. SQL-RD offers a licensing framework that is tied to usage, unlike other products that are tied to processors or physical servers. You pay for what you use based on output volume. This means that your costs scale up and down with your level of business activity.

 

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