Monday, June 3, 2013

Reports are Dumb

Really, reports are dumb. This is not to say that people that use them are dumb, not at all. This is really about the fact that reports, as we have come to know them, don't do much for us or our business partners.We can make some seriously pretty data output with Crystal Reports, Business Objects Webi, or SQL Server Report Builder (well, maybe not that last one) that answer key business questions. That sounds important, and it is, but the problem is that the usefulness of the report ends with the answer.