ActiveReports Server offers a web based report designer, built-in load balancing, plug-and-play scalability, multi-tenant deployment, server based Print Management, and Single Sign-On support. For end users, the web designer offers an ad hoc reporting environment and the HTML5 Report Portal completes the reporting experience with scheduling, exporting and more. No more need to compile and redistribute your project to change reports.
A Platform to Host, Secure, and Publish Reports
ActiveReports Server is a reporting platform designed for ActiveReports. It provides a complete reporting module out of the box, plus building blocks that you can integrate or embed within your application.
Use the developer version of ActiveReports to design reports and deploy them to the report server. The RESTful API lets you integrate the report server with your own web applications.
Server Administrators (IT Teams)
ActiveReports Server provides a web-based dashboard where administrators monitor, manage, and configure server-side items such as role-based permissions, reports, folders, scheduling, and data models.
The web based report designer offers a self-service environment for technical as well as non-technical users to design new ad-hoc reports or modify existing ones for their use.
End users log in to the Report Portal with any desktop or mobile browser to view, query, schedule, and export reports. You can also give users access to server reports from your ActiveReports viewer applications.
Consolidate Reporting Without Changing Reports
Scalable Report Server Core
The report server web application handles load balancing, version history, audit logs, scheduling, and security.
Variety of Data Sources
Supports all the data sources your ActiveReports Developer reports use: OLEDB, ODBC, XML, JSON, custom assemblies, data objects, and web services.
Fast Reporting Engine
The report server uses the same proven ActiveReports engine to run your reports, so your reports run the same as in your other projects.
Automated End User Tasks
Schedule Report Execution
End Users can schedule reports from the Report Portal to be delivered as attachments or links via email or windows file share.
Create Batch Print Jobs
Users can create batch print tasks for reports for prints on print devices attached to the Server.
Managed Schedule Templates and Printer Management
Administrators can manage all aspects of recurrence, security, authorization, print settings, and other properties for all the scheduled activities using the Administrative Dashboard.
Data Governance and Multi-Tenant Ready Server
Secure Your Data
Set up rules to limit information by company and department, restrict sensitive information to those with clearance, deliver different data to different customers, or brand reports for different audiences. Use isolated, shared, or hybrid data sources. Custom security providers support all types of multi-tenancy.
Govern and Transform Your Data
Create server based Shared Datasources and Shard Datasets to control what data your end users and report designers have access to. End Users don't need to write their own queries, they just use the dynamic queries defined on the server for them.
Extensible Security Provider
ActiveReports Server Core provides built in extensibility for the security module, so you can integrate with virtually any authentication methodology or security system your application is currently using.
Publish with a Button Click
Responsive HTML5 Report Portal
The server includes a Report Portal where users can log in on any mobile or modern desktop browser and browse, view, print, schedule, and export reports.
Publish from Visual Studio
Developers can author reports in Visual Studio and publish them directly to the server from the designer.
End User Ad Hoc Reporting
End users can design ad-hoc reports using the web based report designer or publish them from your WinForms application.
Load Balancing and Scalability
Grow with Your User Base
A single controller on a server works with multiple agents on connected servers to allow plug-and-play expansion. Controllers distribute report execution requests between agents for optimal performance.
Benefits for Everyone
Other Popular Features
Extensive and Flexible Security
End-to-end security management ensures that ActiveReports Server fits your security. Choose built-in ActiveDirectory and LDAP security providers, or your own provider. Use the Administrator Dashboard to manage roles, permissions, licenses, users, and security. Apply business rules to users, folders, and reports.
Developer Friendly RESTful API
The extensive RESTful API lets developers pre-authenticate users, embed all or part of the Report Portal, make parts of the administrative tasks available to some users, or implement other complex features leveraging the functionality of the server.
Integrated Web-Based Report Designer
The ActiveReports Server Designer add-on lets users design reports in the Report Portal. It is designed for end-user ad-hoc reporting and requires minimal technical skill. The Designer is installed with ActiveReports Server in trial mode.
Integrated ClickOnce End User Report Designer
The ActiveReports Server Designer add-on also includes a ClickOnce End User Report Designer for power users to be able to design and modify RDL Reports, Page Reports and Section Reports. This ClickOnce Report Designer is customizable and extensible to meet your users needs.
Low Maintenance Server
ActiveReports Server is designed for easy implementation and maintenance. It installs on Windows and IIS, installs upgrades automatically, and requires no manual steps to configure IIS, WCF, or Windows Services. Built-in diagnostics help identify and address security concerns.
No CALs or Per-User Fees = Low Total Cost of Ownership
You need only license the server; we never charge royalties or end-user licenses. All licenses are perpetual and there are no additional costs for agents as your deployment scales.
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