Enterprise Reporting provides business intelligence to the masses by delivering the detailed information that impacts decision-makers throughout the enterprise. Individuals at all organizational levels and job functions, as well as supply chain partners and customers, rely on powerful, flexible enterprise reporting systems that present targeted data in the most consumable format for day to day operations.
Enterprise Reporting is the most prevalent Style of BI, encompassing a vast array of operational reporting directly from ERP, CRM, as well as invoice and billing systems.
MicroStrategy Supports All Forms of Enterprise Reports:
MicroStrategy's reporting technology allows companies to create the full range of report formats needed in business today - from classic business reports to very detailed operational reports that are typically paper-based. One of the most important and unique aspects of MicroStrategy's enterprise reporting solution is the ability to combine traditional banded report layout techniques used in operational reporting with the powerful, graphical zone-based layout used to produce scorecards and dashboards. We deliver a complete enterprise reporting solution that easily produces the operational reports as well as scorecards and dashboards from a single platform.
Users can easily develop the 3 most common types of reports with MicroStrategy:
Production and Operational Reports
MicroStrategy is adept at quickly organizing massive amounts of operational data into hierarchical categories that are fundamental to production operations. Our reports feature easy page and section navigation, including labels, headers, footer and page break logic.
Invoices and Statements
These reports contain detailed transactional data and summary information for any number of customers and partners. MicroStrategy uses the same exacting page layout techniques to generate invoices and statements as professional desktop publishing packages.
MicroStrategy can produce boardroom-quality business reports that users can create with basic skills. Our free-form layout can create popular reports such as P&L reports, performance reports and statutory reports - all optimized for on-screen viewing and drillable to detailed or related information.
MicroStrategy Enterprise Reporting Features:
Users can answer any number of questions prior to running a report, letting their answers dictate what content will be displayed in that report. MicroStrategy has revolutionized this concept, being the first to implement advanced prompting based on a Prompt Engine that allows users to pick and choose report content completely independent of the report design.
Automatically Customized Content
With MicroStrategy, BI administrators only need to create one report that the system automatically slices into the different views appropriate for each individual user. Multiple variations of this report are then automatically generated and distributed based on each user's role and group affiliation. This solves the problem of how to deliver information to very large user populations in an economical fashion.
Personalized user interface based on the user profile
Users are exposed to only the level of reporting functionality they need to do their job. With user profiles, MicroStrategy can easily adjust the Web interface to accommodate users with different skill levels
MicroStrategy's reporting solutions let users access their enterprise reporting environment in 12 different languages out of the box. Our report translation includes all interface items like menu bars and online help, as well as character sets, currency formats, time and date formats and business attributes and metrics.
High Throughput Report Production and Distribution
Effective enterprise reporting systems must be able to reach all types of information consumers wherever they may be and with sufficient power to generate tens of thousands of reports per hour if needed. The MicroStrategy BI Platform sets the standard for large volume, highly flexible report distribution.
- Widest range of user touchpoints
- Unified Web interface that requires no client downloads
- Batch production printing capabilities
- Delivery to any email systems triggered on-demand, on-schedule or on-event
- Automatic posting to networked file servers and corporate portals
Pixel- and Print-Perfect Report Design without Programming
MicroStrategy follows a page layout model in our report creation design, where other BI solutions utilize an HTML layout standard for their enterprise reports. Page layout is the same design paradigm employed by desktop publishing packages and gives the report designer full control over the placement and sizing of all objects. By following this design paradigm for our enterprise reports, MicroStrategy ensures that on-screen reports are pixel-perfect and printed reports look exactly as they were designed.