TATI integrates ActiveReports Server into their Aviation Regulatory System product.
What was your main concern that would have prevented you from buying ActiveReports Server?
We were looking for a flexible alternative to Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) that was cost-effective as well. We hoped to find something that we could quickly integrate into our web-based product. The main concerns were that we might lose features, and that moving from an established product to one which was brand new could be risky.
What did you find as a result of buying ActiveReports Server?
A missing feature that was important to us, drilldown reporting, was quickly added to the product. The majority of other issues we had were resolved and the customer support has been quick and very proactive.
What specific feature did you like most about ActiveReports Server?
The flexible licensing model and browser-based administration, report design, and report viewing are the most outstanding features. The ability to expose the designer functionality with zero footprint on the client was paramount to successfully deploying the solution in our customer environments.
What would be other benefits of ActiveReports Server?
The ability to utilize a custom security provider allowed us to integrate ActiveReports Server components into our application with very little back-end code.
The built-in model-level data partitioning is another feature that simplified our integration significantly. Our application must be able to provide ad-hoc reporting to multiple customers in a co-hosted environment. This feature ensures that customers see only their own data.
Would you recommend ActiveReports Server to others? If so, why?
Yes, I would recommend ActiveReports Server because the report designer and viewer work well in all of the current browsers and platforms. The system is easy for end-users and administrators alike.
Is there anything you’d like to add?
Keep up the great work, we’re looking forward to the next round of ActiveReports Server enhancements!