Business Data and Reporting with DevExpress Reporting

« Back to Blog List | By George Wright | 07 Mar 2017
Data Visualisation Compopnents


Today's management teams need to depend heavily on business charts and business reports to make decisions and run their business efficiently. The long-term success of the enterprise is wholly dependent on effective transmission of mission-critical information throughout the organization.

Management teams are especially pressed for time and need fast easy means to examine enormous quantities of data and information to make informed decisions. Without the support of their staff members these management teams would be not able to perform their duties and drive the business in the right course. The good news is management does possess the support of their employees and can have the ability to take advantage of data visualisation, such as data dashboards and a business reports.

Since supporting tools like business charts, dashboards and reports are so imperative to the success of a company, let's take a minute to review how management can use these reports as they aim to identify key performance indicators and choose what will ultimately drive the success of their business.

A well-produced data report can deliver management with a wealth of information. In addition to the essential information a data dashboard or chart provides, it also delivers information in a form that is simple to view, evaluate and interpret. The value it provides cannot be overstated.

To start with a well-designed dashboard or chart saves the management team precious time.

Consider the challenges involved in filtering through page after page of data and attempting to establish meaningful decisions founded on what you picked up from that data. Now think about the ease of viewing those same details on one single page that offers a graphic representation, like a dashboard or chart does, and how much easier it is to not only comprehend what the data is telling you but also to make decisions based off of the data present by this visualisation.

As you can see, working with a business dashboard or chart allows management to minimise their time spent analysing and understanding data and spend more time deciding that will drive the business to future growth.

Similarly, a business report can offer much the same value to the management team. Managers are asked to make decisions pertaining to a variety of aspects within the organisation. Management is relied upon to know the details of just about every part of the business. But again, the management team's time is valuable and they cannot really be expected to spend the time understanding the enterprise at every core level. Time just does not allow this. Therefore, management must rely on business reports from its employees to help keep them up to date on the numerous departments and divisions within the organisation. A beneficial business report will present a brief yet detailed outline of the status of the departments. In this way, a business report can keep a supervisor in tune with his subordinates and ensure he has a strong understanding on the direction the company as a whole should take.

In essence, the secret to helping management carry out the right decisions is being able to deliver them with useful, accurate, well presented data, no matter if it be in the form of a business dashboard chart or report, so that they are able to make informed managerial decisions ensuring the organisation is led in the best direction.

Demonstrating the impact of individual decisions for management and employees alike demands an intuitive reporting solution, one with exceptional performance and customization options.

The DevExpress Reporting Subscription delivers easy-to-use customization options and a rich set of report controls, including multi-dimensional pivot tables and charts so you can build reports of unmatched informational clarity.

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