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How Reporting Adds Value to any UI Suite_870x220

A reporting solution can add value to any application in .NET or JavaScript. Here are some tips on how to use one to your benefit in any business scenario.

The amount of data being generated every day continues to increase, and visualizing it all in a way that’s appealing to the eye and easy to understand is not easy. If you need to present a large amount of data to someone, there are a few ways you could try to do this. If you use a control suite you can make CRUD data input, apply some customization and theming, and even make paging virtualization. You can do all this with a certain amount of coding, along with frequent fixes and adjustments.

On the other hand, there’s an easier and more user-friendly way to generate data visualizations of virtually any type—a Reporting solution.

Beautiful Reporting

The core of a reporting engine is the declarative definition paradigm. Most programming languages define what something is and how to do something. The report definition describes what the output will look like and where the source data is coming from. This leaves the reporting engine free to decide how to generate the defined look and feel, regardless of the programming language or underlying architecture. The end result is an easy and coding-free option to create impressive reports with a data-driven report layout.

With our Reporting solution, in just a few clicks, you can do any of the following:

  • Create a desired data presentation very quickly with a WYSIWYG business user-friendly report designer
  • Apply a variety of styling possibilities without any coding—including CSS-like styling and conditional formatting based on the data input
  • Integrate reporting into your desktop or web application using dedicated Visual Studio Items templates (check out more on this topic)
  • Set up interactivity built into the report definition, improving the end-user experience—things like sorting, toggle visibility, navigate to report, bookmark or URL, plus whatever you need with custom interactivity action handlers
  • Design reports across technologies (Angular, HTML5, ASP.NET MVC, ASP.NET AJAX, WPF, WinForms, Azure Cloud) and across platforms (web, mobile and desktop)
  • Use a long list of comprehensive formats for report export (more than 20)
  • Enjoy printed media support with page settings and extensive pagination rules
  • Rely on easy integration with a huge variety of data sources (from Microsoft SQL Server, through inline CSV and business objects to ODBC data sources) and simplify all data operations like filtering, sorting and data mashing

Telerik Reporting

Telerik Reporting

If you are curious to see how Telerik Reporting can save you time and effort, you can start a free trial today.

Telerik Report Server

Telerik Report Server

Managing a vast collection of reports may be challenging, which is why we also created the Telerik Report Server solution to efficiently store, create, manage and analyze reports in a single server-side repository.  Report Server leverages the feature-rich Telerik Reporting engine and supports all must-have report server features like scheduling, data alerts, versioning, report caching, authentication with AD FS support, ready to use report server web portal with enabled white labeling and complete REST API for integration with your desktop and web applications. If you’re ready to dive right in, you can start a free trial of Report Server right now.

Get Telerik Reporting in Our Bundles 

You can get Telerik Reporting as an individual product or as a part of Telerik DevCraft. We bring together a wide range of UI, reporting and productivity tools for both .NET and JavaScript technologies and support that’s got your back in every step of your project. Thanks to our intuitive APIs, alongside thousands of demos with source code availability, comprehensive documentation and a full assortment of VS templates you will get up and running with our tools in no time and fully embrace your inner Kendoka/Ninja warrior.

By leveraging the broad array of themes, skins, styling and customization options, your application will awe even the best frontend designers. Check it out!

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About the Author

Galina Jordanowa

Galia is a Senior Product Marketing Manager for Telerik UI for Blazor, Telerik UI for .NET MAUI, Telerik Reporting, Telerik Report Server and Telerik DevCraft at Progress. She has 23+ years in marketing, improving the sales, performance and reputation of a great number of international companies. Outside of work, she enjoys reading, psychology, mountain climbing and music. Follow her on LinkedIn.

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