David Thielen is the CTO & founder at a reporting software company. He has distilled a set of practices that will increase the speed of report generation, regardless of the reporting system used. He starts with:
- If nothing else follow this rule - do not fight your report designer.
- Use the appropriate approach.
- Understand and accept the limitations of your designer.
- K.I.S.S. - Keep It Simple (Stupid).
More detail on the above four items, more general practices, and specific best practices for five vendors at Turbo-charge Your Report Speed – General Rules & Guidelines