Many thanks for that Martin; very helpful and practical advice.
I was hoping that, in the absence of a Backend services option, we might be able to somehow use another Telerik service - I like what the company is doing and where it seems to be going. It would be overkill for a few PDF reports right now, but rather than going to a 3rd party, it might eventually be worthwhile for us to look at having a server that runs Telerik Reporting or a Telerik Reporting Server. Two further questions:
1) I'm guessing that integration between Telerik Platform and these other Telerik offerings would be just as easy (or perhaps easier) than a 3rd party option - is this correct?
2) Are there any other Telerik add-ons or services that might fill this gap? (ideally a smaller and easier step than getting another/new server for .NET)