Data Model Editor Provides Robust, Feature-Rich Methods

Introduction

MDH Technology is a full service software development, web development, website design and SEO (Search engine optimization) consulting company. We are located in Syracuse, NY and provide over 13 years industry experience.

I have been using the ActiveReports developer tool since its creation. I already loved their non-server product and had high hopes for this product. The software lived up to my expectations.

Business Challenges

We had a few concerns before we decided to buy ActiveReports Server. As with all new software, we were hesitant about buying something that was in the early stages of production. Also, we were concerned about whether ActiveReports Server would work in our specific environment.

Solution

We found the product to be as advertised, and it integrated directly into our environment. The technical sales team is outstanding and was always available to help us while we integrated the project. We used some of the more advanced features such as role integration and creation of filtered reports, so we really put ActiveReports Server to the test with some of those things. While we did have some hiccups along the way, the technical support team was able to provide solutions for all of our issues. We went to production in March, 2012 and have been creating reports ever since.

Features

The feature that we liked most in ActiveReports Server was the data model editor. From a developer’s standpoint, flexibility is key in reporting. We get some not-so-easy requests for data in our world, and the ability to do custom work is a must. The data model editor provides robust, feature-rich methods of adding entities to your model.

Other features that we use include:

  1. Data-level security filters and custom security provider. Our project would not have been possible without them.
  2. A designer that lets end users design their own reports and access their own data.
  3. Report input parameters. These allow the user to select data at run time and filter the report, and were another “must” for our group.

Would you recommend ActiveReports Server?

Yes, because when I went searching for a product that does this, I didn’t even know one existed. I stumbled upon ActiveReports Server while searching on Google and recognized the name “ActiveReports.” I immediately downloaded it because I have been using the ActiveReports developer tool since its creation (and previous versions too). I already loved their non-server product and had high hopes for this product. The software lived up to my expectations.

On a final note, the support was unparalleled. You addressed any and every concern. The kind of support we received is unheard of for development products.

MDH Technology MDH Technology

Mike Hutton, President

Customer since ActiveReports 1.0

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Published 7/21/2012