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Why should you consider a Reporting solution, and then how can you select the best one? We answered these questions and more in our latest Telerik Reporting webinar. Check out a recap and catch the recording below.

Whether you participated in, or missed, our recent Progress Telerik Reporting webinar, we hope that you will find this blog post helpful. We’ve provided a brief recap of the highlights along with on demand access to the recording below.

Senior Sales Engineer Richard Zaslaw hosted the 5 Data Reporting Pains Solved with Telerik Report Serverwebinar with a live Q & A session at the end. You can watch it below, and we’ve also posted the recording on the our YouTube channel, so you can watch it at your convenience.

Presentation Highlights

  • Why Consider a Reporting Solution?
    • Reporting as an economical alternative to BI platforms
  • Criteria for Choosing a Reporting Solution
  • Build Versus Buy: Developer Pain Points involved with implementing a custom solution
    • Developing a Report Designer to enable richly-styled, fully interactive report authoring
    • Empowering non-technical users to add/edit and publish reports with minimal developer intervention
    • Storing and managing reports and providing carefully controlled viewing access
    • Implementing a scheduling and delivery service for reports in requested export formats
    • Monitoring data changes and re-sending current, updated reports to concerned subscribers
  • Progress Telerik Reporting Solution
    • Telerik Reporting (Developer SDK)
    • Telerik Report Server

    See our related blog post: Telerik DevCraft Ultimate: A Flexible Solution for Reporting

  • Designing Telerik Reports
  • Accessing Telerik Reports
  • Telerik Report Server as a customizable, turn-key solution to solve key Developer Pain Points
  • Comprehensive 20+ minute functional demo of Report Server configuration and features
  • Telerik Report Server licensing model

Webinar Questions and Answers

We hosted a live Q & A during the final segment of the webinar. Here is a brief recap of some key questions that were covered:

Q: Does Report Server support multi-tenancy?
A: Multi-tenancy is on our long-term roadmap for inclusion in the Report Server. We can’t commit to an availability date at this time, but we’re working hard to bring this feature to you as soon as we can.

Q: How is testing and staging handled with the Report Server?
A: The Report Server license allows you to define your own staging needs. While the license includes only a single production deployment, you may setup development, QA, and pre-deployment instances, as needed, using that license.

Q: Do I need a Client Access License (CAL) for each user that views a Report?
A: You’ll need CAL for each user accessing the Report Server’s interface directly to view or edit Reports. If you also license Telerik Reporting (Developer SDK) and implement a ReportViewer in your integrated application that is connected to the Report Server as a back-end, those viewing reports within your app are considered anonymous users will not need a CAL.

Q: Is it faster to store Report Server data on the file system or in a database?
A: Due to baked-in optimization and indexing, storing the Report Server data in a database is usually faster.

Q: Do you have a roadmap for new features in Report Server?
A: Telerik Report Server - Roadmap

If you have an additional question that was not covered, feel free to tweet us using the hashtag, #HeyTelerik.

Thank You

As always, THANK YOU to everyone who joined us for the webinar, in person or via the recording.

Try it Out and Share Feedback

We want to know what you think. You can download a free trial of Telerik Reporting or Telerik Report Server today and share your thoughts in our Feedback Portal, or directly in the comments area below.

Start your trial today: Reporting Trial Report Server Trial

Tried DevCraft?

You can get Reporting and Report Server with Telerik DevCraft. Make sure you’ve downloaded a trial, or feel free to learn more about DevCraft bundles. DevCraft gives you access to all our toolsets, allowing you to say “no” to ugly apps for the desktop, web, or mobile.

About the Author

Richard Zaslaw

Richard Zaslaw is a Senior Sales Engineer in the Progress Developer Tooling division. In his 7+ years with Telerik and Progress, he’s covered their entire portfolio of desktop, web and mobile UI toolkits. Recently, he’s focused efforts on Telerik Reporting and the Telerik Report Server, as well as on Kendo UI. He’s passionate about emerging web and mobile JavaScript frameworks, such as Angular, React and Vue. 

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