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Let’s take a look at how HORIZON converted to using Telerik Reporting for all their report-writing needs.

HORIZON Lab Systems first started working with Telerik DevCraft toolbox and Kendo UI libraries in 2015. When the time came to replace a no longer actively supported electronic report designer, the Telerik line of report-writing software—Telerik Reporting—was one of the first evaluated. With the prior knowledge of client support for Telerik products and other integral products, plus having a consistent look and feel, Telerik Reporting became somewhat of an easy choice—albeit, like other products, it underwent an intensive evaluation process.

Internally, HORIZON has continued to streamline its tech stack, relying on as few third-party vendors as possible. Incorporating the Telerik report design tools since Kendo UI controls were already being used was a natural fit. The ease of integration with HORIZON’s own software was the final key, dovetailing in neatly. Not only was reporting greatly improved, two third-party vendors became one.

In a laboratory, the report is the product. The final product must be accurate, look appropriate and, ideally, generate quickly. With COVID testing came the need for some of our laboratory clients to generate 10,000-plus reports within a 6-hour timeframe. A major plus of the Telerik report-writing software was speed—reports generate up to 100 times faster than the prior report-writing software. This was a crucial need that Telerik was able to deliver on.

To mention a few added benefits, the integrated charts are a great feature. Integrated barcodes without the need for specialized fonts, as well as the ability to pull images directly from the database, has become important. Where our old report writer would have been clunky, Telerik Reporting has made things simple.

HORIZON’s use of Telerik tools has been a major positive step. We were able to gain speed, add reporting options while maintaining a budget. While modifying and recoding reports is not especially easy, it has been as painless as possible with a major upside upon completion.


Editor’s note: Learn More and Try for Yourself

Want to try out these tools for yourself? You can learn more about Telerik Reporting and Telerik Report Server and start free trials at the links below.

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Also Available in Telerik DevCraft

Both Telerik Reporting and Telerik Report Server are also available as part of Telerik DevCraft.

DevCraft is the most powerful collection of Telerik .NET and Kendo UI JavaScript developer tools, which includes modern, feature-rich and professionally designed UI components for web, desktop and mobile applications, reporting and report management solutions, document processing libraries, automated testing and mocking tools. DevCraft will arm you with everything you need to deliver outstanding applications in less time and with less effort.

With award-winning technical support delivered by the developers who built the products and a ton of resources and trainings, you can rest assured that you have a stable provider to rely on for your everyday challenges along your software development journey. Learn more about Telerik DevCraft.

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Wendy Elliot
About the Author

Wendy Elliott-Smith

Wendy is VP of Development at HORIZON Lab Systems. She joined the HORIZON team in 1997 to establish a QA department. She has held a variety of positions and worn many hats over the years. Currently, Wendy leads the Development Team, working closely with the product managers to plan, execute and deliver releases for the HORIZON suite of products. Wendy graduated from Duke University with a B.S. degree in mathematics.

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