Business Intelligence (BI) helps you use your company's information assets to provide information used to make key business decisions. These assets can include any source of information critical to your operation. Business intelligence software allows you to integrate this disparate data into a single coherent framework for real-time reporting and detailed analysis by anyone the organization sees fit.
SQL Server Analysis Services
Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) delivers online analytical processing (OLAP) and data mining functionality for business intelligence applications. Analysis Services supports OLAP by letting you design, create, and manage multidimensional structures that contain data aggregated from other data sources, such as relational databases. For data mining applications, Analysis Services lets you design, create, and visualize data mining models that are constructed from other data sources by using a wide variety of industry-standard data mining algorithms.
At Cosairus we are leaders in developing business intelligence applications using SSAS to aggregate disparate data and custom reporting solutions allowing for unparalleled access to your company's key performance indicators and metrics.
SQL Server Reporting Services
Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) delivers enterprise, Web-enabled reporting functionality so you can create reports that draw content from a variety of data sources, publish reports in various formats, and centrally manage security and subscriptions. It includes a scalable engine, for server-based hosting and processing of reports. You have the option of delivering the reports as HTML/PDF/Excel formats from a central server, or integrating them into windows applications. SQL Server Reporting Services includes a set of Web Parts that make it easy to integrate reports into you SharePoint Office Server or Windows SharePoint Services environment. Best of all, Reporting Services comes free with your license of SQL Server.
SQL Report Builder
SQL Server Report Builder is a new ad hoc reporting tool that enables business users to create their own reports and explore corporate data. Report Builder incorporates a user-friendly business query model that enables users to build reports without deep technical understanding of the underlying data sources. This tool allows your non-technical users to easily create simple reports. The user interface is intuitive and familiar to anyone who has previously created any MS Access reports. Cosairus can help identify where to best use the Report Builder in your organization and help set up the environment, and train your users in effective report creation.
Crystal Reports has been the premier reporting solution for many years. Cosairus has plenty of experience with custom Crystal Reports solutions, and can provide any level of assistance for your projects.
Microsoft Access has a simple report creation feature. These reports can be driven from either an Access or SQL Server backend database. Generally, Cosairus recommends migrating these reports to Reporting Services to take advantage of greater scalability and availability.
Excel Connecting to OLAP Cubes & Relational Databases
Excel features powerful and easy to use tools to create reports from your OLAP cubes and relational data. This includes filtering and sorting as well as Pivot tables and charts.
In addition, with SharePoint's Excel Services, you can now publish your Excel spreadsheets on the web, allowing non-technical people such as business analysts and accountants to create and deploy meaningful reports.
HTML Based Reports
Cosairus can also use back end development systems to develop or maintain custom reports for a variety of platforms and databases.