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  • Benefits of SQL Server Reporting Service, and Why SSRS

    Data is the biggest strength for any company and Companies have a large amount of data in their storage which need to be secured to present that data in a meaningful way. These are necessary to make relevant and timely decisions for the company.

    Centralization of data from various sources throughout the organization makes it convenient for users to use data and take an effective decision regarding business problems.

    SQL server reporting service or SSRS is a stateless server that uses the SQL Server Database Engine to store metadata. Whether your company have reporting needs like managed enterprise reporting, ad-hoc reporting, embedded reporting, or web-based reporting this service of Microsoft supports all your reporting needs and enable organizations to deliver relevant information when needed.

    What’s new in SQL Server Reporting Services(SSRS) 2017?

    • Comments:This is one of the most amazing introductions made to SRSS. Inclusion of a commenting facility, adding a built-in method for users to discuss and provide feedback on reports irrespective of traditional paginated reports, mobile reports or the new Power BI reports (if you’re running Power BI Report Server). Users can now reply to comments and also can even add attachments to their comments
    • DAX queries:With this innovative addition now users can create native DAX queries against the SQL Server Analysis Services tabular data models. You can drag and drop fields in the query designers
    • API support:SQL Server Reporting Services2017 supports a fully OpenAPI compliant RESTful API to enable the development of modern applications and customization

    What are the benefits of SSRS over other tools?

    There are countless benefits of opting SSRS over other tools but few are stated in below section-

    • Centralization: Reports in SSRS are stored on a centralized web server so that users can run reports from one place and this centralization also make deployment of information convenient.
    • Supports multiple file formats: SSRS supports most common file formats including HTML, PDF, CSV, XML, and Image (TIFF) and also offers complete rendering in Microsoft Office Word and Microsoft Office Excel.
    • Report Subscription: SSRS supports the automatic delivery of reports to the right users by pushing them directly to each user via email or by sending them to a file share from where users can get access to the reports.
    • Sorting capabilities: Applying sort capabilities to a report enables users to sort the data by any of the columns of the report in ascending or descending order.
    • Drilldown reporting: Without any customization or programming, users can seamlessly drill through any combination of data in the database.
    • Multiple display options: SSRS supports several display options, enabling you to create reports that display data in the most suitable layout for the users including a list, chart, table, or matrix format.
    • Windows Security: security of data is the most prominent thing and SSRS provides plenty of security measures to ensure the safety of company data. SSRS implements a flexible and role-based security model to ensure that your reporting sources are well-protected.