Ad Hoc Reporting Tools

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Ad Hoc Reporting Tools

Ad hoc reporting is an intelligent business model that builds and distributes reports. Ad-hoc is originally a Latin word that means, ‘when the occasion requires.’ The phrase’s application in today’s world means that users apply the analysis and reporting solution to address business concerns in a demanding occasion. It is, therefore, natural for ad-hoc reports to be simple for users needing straightforward interpretation, or complex for the more sophisticated analysis.

What should you consider in an ad-hoc reporting solution?

DotNet’s ad-hoc reporting system has a customizable and intuitive platform. It has the square aim of meeting a particular company goal by identifying the performance of a specific function in the organization. Ad-hoc reporting makes tasks easy and effective without affecting the company’s operational budget. A sound reporting system will exhibit the following features:

Ease of use

Many end users turn away from ad hoc reporting tools that make them suffer during the analysis. Better reporting systems have intuitive features that make it easy to build advanced observations.

Robust function

The adoption process should not be an issue for the ad-hoc solution. The end-user should be able to identify what they need to see and understand to act on the data with efficiency and speed. A good ad-hoc solution has features such as the following:

  • Dashboard
  • Rich visualization tools like charts, heat maps, and graphs
  • Sorting and filtering tools


A web-based ad-hoc reporting tool is a better option because it is virtually available in distant locations. Additionally, a web-based solution is better because it has an easy installation process – the administrator has to install it only on one time on the server and avail it to users through a URL

Easy installation

Today’s ad-hoc solutions have easy installation and functionality because they connect with most data sources, databases, and web services. This process saves the IT department the trouble of developing complicated metadata features that are cumbersome and costly.

Benefits of ad hoc reporting

Quick reports

Business managers do not always have enough time to regularly create all the reports needed for one user’s particular needs. Part of the reporting is to allow users a detailed report that receives enough intelligence in a straightforward and scheduled manner.

Ad-hoc reports are specific and allow users to focus on all the generated data with ease. Filters allow drilling to bring data to the forefront. Reporting systems share an ability to export the data through PDFs, Microsoft Office, or HTML tools. The best reports can distribute reports through web platforms or emails.

Decision-making tool

These reports should have a specific objective to snap the current state of the business at any point. These quick reports may be the employee’s performance, marketing reach, sales performance, and other measuring tools. All employees should be able to retrieve the needed knowledge to assist the employees with special projects that require fast and accurate data.

The goal of our ad-hoc reporting tool is to empower users with data from a myriad of reports. Our reporting system makes the best impact because it allows a large number of end-users to view and understand different data systems independently. Sign up for a free version of all the features of DotNet’s ad hoc reporting tools.



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