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Web reporting software: 15 features to look for

EducationSummary: Enterprise data is set to grow by 650 percent over the next 5 years. To truly capitalize on this data, companies need web reporting software that lets them easily convert data into meaningful management information. But, with all of the available reporting options, what should you look for?

If you’re overwhelmed with data now, just wait. Over the next 5 years, Gartner predicts that enterprise data will grow by 650 percent. The problem is, many companies still aren’t capitalizing on this trend. They still have no simple way to create reports, glean insights, and make data-driven decisions with their mounting data.

The fact is, as businesses generate more data than ever before, reporting becomes increasingly important. You must give your decision-makers and employees a simple way to pull that data out of your systems and turn it into meaningful management information–without going through the IT department.

The question is: With all of the available options, which one is best for your company? What makes for good reporting software?

While the answer to that question largely lies in your company’s needs, good enterprise-class reporting solutions must include certain essential features. To help you understand what to look for, we’ve put together a handy little reporting checklist for you. It lists and explains which features you must look for in any reporting solution, and will hopefully help you in your search. You can find it here: mrc’s 15-point reporting checklist.