QBR Ad Hoc Reporting
Ad Hoc, or Query Based Reporting (QBR) enables users to quickly create their own custom reports from any application. This greatly reduces the number of reports that need to be designed, created, tested, administered and maintained, leading to significant resource and cost savings.
Within the applications, users can access the ad hoc reporting familiar in a familiar environment. They can then select what type of report they want to create, which fields they want to display, and whether to group and sort the results. Additionally, they can define unique report parameters, and also determine if they want the report to execute against the application’s record set.
Users can then choose to save and share the reports with others, or determine that it is needed for a one time usage only. If a user saves his report, it can be scheduled and automatically emailed to him or a number of users just like standard enterprise reports, or the user can download the report’s contents to other file formats like Microsoft Excel for additional analysis.
An example of the types of Ad Hoc reports you can create is shown below. This report was quickly created from the Asset application, and it contains fields from multiple database tables with multiple subreports.