Hi all; If you're just getting started looking at what is out there for reporting, we just released Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Reporting (But Were Afraid To Ask). It gives you the basics so you can then quickly determine which system will work best for you. And it's free! From the introduction:
Why should I bother reading this guide? This guide will help you choose the best reporting solution for your organization by pinpointing criteria to consider during the evaluation process. Dozens of reporting programs are on the market today, which can be both a blessing and a curse. On the one hand, you have the opportunity to select the solution that’s optimal for your company. On the other, you will need to carefully analyze how a particular reporting package could benefit your business. This guide cuts through the clutter by focusing on the key questions you should ask. How is this guide organized? This guide is divided into three main sections. The first section gives a brief overview of reporting and sheds light on why an organization needs reporting software. The second section contains specific questions to ask when considering reporting packages. The third section shows how Windward Reports addresses key criteria.
thanks - dave