As an end user - I like to be able to manipulate and explore the data. And I don't have the time or the knowledge to write the code to create my report. Just as IT doesn't have time to see if green and blue bars better emphasize my point than red and yellow bars.
We need a report writer that I can competently use and IT can set up without reinventing the wheel. Enter Windward - we keep things simple (full disclosure - I work for Windward). Based on MS Office so end users can create reports, works on Java and.NET, connects to DB2, Oracle and pretty much any data source and finally, can work in the programming language preferred by IT.
These options keep IT support for report writing to a minimum and harness the MS Office skill set that almost all businesses require of end users.
Annette with Windward.net
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