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Reporting tools allow real-time access to essential data as well as the rapid generation of multidimensional reports from diverse data sources.

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Tableau Software helps people see and understand data. Tableau delivers fast analytics, visualization and business intelligence. Learn more about Tableau
Tableau helps people transform data into actionable insights that make an impact. Easily connect to data stored anywhere, in any format. Quickly perform ad hoc analyses that reveal hidden opportunities. Drag and drop to create interactive dashboards with advanced visual analytics. Then share your work with anyone and make an impact on your business. From global enterprises to early-stage startups and small businesses, people everywhere use Tableau to see and understand their data. Learn more about Tableau

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  • Customizable Dashboard
  • Search/Filter
  • Forecasting
  • Scheduled/Automated Reports
  • OLAP
  • Drag & Drop
  • Data Import/Export
  • Performance Metrics
  • Ad hoc Query
  • Multiple Data Sources
Automate your reporting to focus on campaign optimization and client relationships. Learn more about TapClicks
The TapClicks Smart Marketing Cloud provides end-to-end business intelligence capabilities that include SEO, social and PPC reporting, automated order entry, set up and approval workflows, marketing performance analysis and the creation of interactive visual reports and presentations. TapClicks integrates more than 250 data sources via its Connector Marketplace to provide marketers with the ability to analyze data from the most popular marketing and advertising tools used in the industry today. Learn more about TapClicks

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  • Customizable Dashboard
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  • Forecasting
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  • OLAP
  • Drag & Drop
  • Data Import/Export
  • Performance Metrics
  • Ad hoc Query
  • Multiple Data Sources
From payments to credit to fraud protection, PayPal Commerce Platform helps you meet your customers where they are.
The better you know your customers, the smarter you can sell. That's good for both you and your customers. Now you can use shopper insights to optimize operations and improve marketing with customizable retargeting capabilities. Learn more about PayPal

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  • Customizable Dashboard
  • Search/Filter
  • Forecasting
  • Scheduled/Automated Reports
  • OLAP
  • Drag & Drop
  • Data Import/Export
  • Performance Metrics
  • Ad hoc Query
  • Multiple Data Sources
With 15+ years in the agile space, Jira offers teams the top tools and best practices to provide the right foundation for growth.
Jira is the #1 software development tool used by agile teams. Teams of 2 to 20,000 rely on Jira to manage every stage of their workflow, from planning to shipping and releasing. With native roadmaps, teams can ladder up their work to track the big picture. Jira's no-code automation engine allows teams to save time and increase power by automating any task or process with a few clicks. And with a free edition, teams up to ten users can leverage all the power of Jira at no cost, forever. Learn more about Jira

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  • Customizable Dashboard
  • Search/Filter
  • Forecasting
  • Scheduled/Automated Reports
  • OLAP
  • Drag & Drop
  • Data Import/Export
  • Performance Metrics
  • Ad hoc Query
  • Multiple Data Sources
Asana organizes and manages work across teams at scale.
Asana is a product management tool that helps teams orchestrate their work, from daily tasks to strategic initiatives. With Asana, you can connect all your work in one place and bring teams together, anywhere. From lists to boards, to calendars and gantt charts, organize work your way. Join more than 135,000 paying organizations and millions of teams across 190 countries who use Asana to get more done. Get started in minutes to try Asana. Learn more about Asana

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  • Customizable Dashboard
  • Search/Filter
  • Forecasting
  • Scheduled/Automated Reports
  • OLAP
  • Drag & Drop
  • Data Import/Export
  • Performance Metrics
  • Ad hoc Query
  • Multiple Data Sources
Enterprise-level analytics platform for marketers, BI staff, and online businesses to gain insights into customer website interactions.
Google Analytics 360 is an enterprise-level analytics platform with in-depth performance indicators, such as ROI analysis reports. The app's primary function is to provide insights into customer behavior interactions with websites and apps to identify effective content. The platform centralized dashboard displays simplified overviews and reports. The system connects with other applications, such as CRMs and POS systems, to provide detailed overviews of customer behaviors. Google Analytics 360 uses machine learning to discover customer trends and patterns in the data. It identifies users with high revenue potential and identifies content converting the most customers. Shareable reports are generated from intelligent data analyses, with options to produce synoptic overviews and complete details. The platform integrates with other Google advertising and publishing products to extend market reach. Available connections include Display & Video 360, AdSense, AdMob, and AdWords. Learn more about Google Analytics 360

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  • Customizable Dashboard
  • Search/Filter
  • Forecasting
  • Scheduled/Automated Reports
  • OLAP
  • Drag & Drop
  • Data Import/Export
  • Performance Metrics
  • Ad hoc Query
  • Multiple Data Sources
Smartsheet is an online work execution platform empowering organizations of all sizes to plan, manage, automate, and report on work.
Smartsheet, an online work execution platform, empowers organizations to plan, track, automate, and report on work. Over 80,000 brands rely on Smartsheet for project and work management because of its easy-to-use interface, real-time Gantt charts and dashboards, and work automation features. *2018 Awards: Named a Leader in Enterprise Collaborative Work Management by Forrester Research, Selected to Deloittes Fast 500 List, Recognized for Technology Innovation & Vision by 451 Research Learn more about Smartsheet

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  • Customizable Dashboard
  • Search/Filter
  • Forecasting
  • Scheduled/Automated Reports
  • OLAP
  • Drag & Drop
  • Data Import/Export
  • Performance Metrics
  • Ad hoc Query
  • Multiple Data Sources
Wrike is a project management software with easy-to-use reporting. Track progress, time, budget, portfolio health, ROI, and more.
Wrike is an award-winning project management software trusted by 20,000+ companies worldwide. Streamline your reporting using templates, Kanban boards, Gantt charts, time tracking, custom request forms with auto-assignment, performance reports, and shared workflows all in one place. Accelerate your reporting with Wrike's 400+ integrations and visual proofing. Customize your workflows to see progress at every step. Increase your ROI with Wrike. Learn more about Wrike

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  • Customizable Dashboard
  • Search/Filter
  • Forecasting
  • Scheduled/Automated Reports
  • OLAP
  • Drag & Drop
  • Data Import/Export
  • Performance Metrics
  • Ad hoc Query
  • Multiple Data Sources
Power BI is a unified, scalable platform for self-service and enterprise business intelligence (BI).
Power BI can help you connect your data into a single source of truth, uncover powerful insights from this data, and translate them into impact across your organization. Connect data across clouds, databases, and engines to OneLake to create a single place to manage and analyze your data while minimizing data duplication and movement. Turn your data into visuals with advanced data-analysis tools, AI capabilities, and a user-friendly report-creation tool. Turn these insights into impact and help Learn more about Microsoft Power BI

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  • Customizable Dashboard
  • Search/Filter
  • Forecasting
  • Scheduled/Automated Reports
  • OLAP
  • Drag & Drop
  • Data Import/Export
  • Performance Metrics
  • Ad hoc Query
  • Multiple Data Sources
Cloud-based human resources solution that helps businesses streamline workforce planning, talent management, and payroll processes.
Workday HCM is a single, cloud-based solution for workforce planning, talent management, and payroll processes helping customers adapt and thrive in a changing world. Workday applications are built with artificial intelligence and machine learning at the core to help organizations around the world embrace the future of work. Workday is used by more than 10,000 organizations around the world and across industries—from medium-sized businesses to more than 50% of the Fortune 500. Learn more about Workday HCM

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  • Customizable Dashboard
  • Search/Filter
  • Forecasting
  • Scheduled/Automated Reports
  • OLAP
  • Drag & Drop
  • Data Import/Export
  • Performance Metrics
  • Ad hoc Query
  • Multiple Data Sources
Automate and streamline your expense management with Emburse Certify Expense.
Emburse Certify Expense effortlessly streamlines your operations through automation and superior customer service. Automatically create reports for employees, streamline approvals, and make reimbursement and reporting effortless for accountants. Certify is trusted by more than 4,000 organizations including Boot Barn, H&R Block, and Virgin Galactic. Learn more about Emburse Certify Expense

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  • Customizable Dashboard
  • Search/Filter
  • Forecasting
  • Scheduled/Automated Reports
  • OLAP
  • Drag & Drop
  • Data Import/Export
  • Performance Metrics
  • Ad hoc Query
  • Multiple Data Sources
QuickBooks is an end-to-end accounting software that can grow with your business.
QuickBooks Online Advanced (Save 50%) is a cloud-based, all-in-one, accounting and business hub solution, designed for growing, small to mid-sized businesses. Get performance reporting with highly customizable tracking tools, automated workflows, and real-time revenue and cash flow management dashboards. Seamlessly integrate best-in-class Premium Apps like Salesforce and HubSpot (CRM), Bill.com (accounts payable), DocuSign, LeanLaw & more to expand your capabilities as your business needs grow. Learn more about QuickBooks Online Advanced

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  • Customizable Dashboard
  • Search/Filter
  • Forecasting
  • Scheduled/Automated Reports
  • OLAP
  • Drag & Drop
  • Data Import/Export
  • Performance Metrics
  • Ad hoc Query
  • Multiple Data Sources
Verizon Connect's fleet management software for small to medium-sized businesses with fleet sizes of 5 or more vehicles.
Verizon Connect provides business customers with the insights and intelligence needed to optimize their operations and drive growth. Through a cloud-based, end-to-end solution, Verizon Connect accurately measures a user's fleet's performance, uncovers hidden costs and opportunities for improved efficiency, while empowering them to better manage service with real-time alerts and reports. Learn more about Verizon Connect

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  • Customizable Dashboard
  • Search/Filter
  • Forecasting
  • Scheduled/Automated Reports
  • OLAP
  • Drag & Drop
  • Data Import/Export
  • Performance Metrics
  • Ad hoc Query
  • Multiple Data Sources
UKG Ready is the all-in-one HR solution that guides and empowers your people to make their day-to-day easier.
Designed for small businesses where everyone wears multiple hats, UKG Ready is the all-in-one HR solution that guides and empowers your people to make their day-to-day easier. From HR and payroll to talent and time, we’re the partner in your corner rooting for your success and giving you the tools, support, and time needed to focus on growth and making a difference. Learn more about UKG Ready

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  • Customizable Dashboard
  • Search/Filter
  • Forecasting
  • Scheduled/Automated Reports
  • OLAP
  • Drag & Drop
  • Data Import/Export
  • Performance Metrics
  • Ad hoc Query
  • Multiple Data Sources
Predictive Analytics can uncover unexpected patterns and associations and develop models to guide front-line interaction
Your organization has more data than ever, but spreadsheets and basic statistical analysis tools limit its usefulness. IBM SPSS Statistics software can help you find new relationships in the data and predict what will likely happen next. Watch IBM's free statistics video demo to learn how to easily access, manage and analyze data sets-without previous statistics experience; virtually eliminate time-consuming data prep; and quickly create, manipulate and distribute insights for decision making. Learn more about IBM SPSS Statistics

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  • Customizable Dashboard
  • Search/Filter
  • Forecasting
  • Scheduled/Automated Reports
  • OLAP
  • Drag & Drop
  • Data Import/Export
  • Performance Metrics
  • Ad hoc Query
  • Multiple Data Sources
UKG Pro is the culture-driven HCM solution that puts people at the center of your strategy to create great workplaces for all.
Designed for organizations that prioritize diverse workforces and cultures of trust and belonging, UKG Pro® puts people at the center of your strategy. From HR and complex payroll to talent and industry-focused workforce management (WFM),our comprehensive human capital management solution (HCM) anticipates people’s needs beyond just work. We partner with you every step of the way to drive better business outcomes and create great workplaces for all. Learn more about UKG Pro

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  • Customizable Dashboard
  • Search/Filter
  • Forecasting
  • Scheduled/Automated Reports
  • OLAP
  • Drag & Drop
  • Data Import/Export
  • Performance Metrics
  • Ad hoc Query
  • Multiple Data Sources
ActivTrak helps organizations make data-driven decisions that optimize workforce investments.
ActivTrak’s workforce analytics help hybrid workplaces boost productivity and maximize results. The company’s scalable, cloud-native SaaS solution gives users visibility into people, processes and technology that mitigate risk and uncertainty. This includes ensuring workforce activity adheres to policies and expectations; improving team productivity and performance; and effectively allocating workforce investments. The solution boasts privacy-first analytics that exclude employees’ personal identifiable information and non-business activity from reporting. Based in Austin, Texas, ActivTrak is led by a team of software industry veterans. Learn more about ActivTrak

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  • Customizable Dashboard
  • Search/Filter
  • Forecasting
  • Scheduled/Automated Reports
  • OLAP
  • Drag & Drop
  • Data Import/Export
  • Performance Metrics
  • Ad hoc Query
  • Multiple Data Sources
Zoho Projects is a project management solution catering to small and large-scale businesses that wish to ship impeccable projects.
With 4 million users and counting, Zoho Projects emerges as a solution that facilitates real-time communication among teams, enables optimal task allocation, ensures meticulous bug tracking, generates analytical reports, and seamlessly automates workflows. A host of industry-specific project templates, a List view that allows you to make edits over just the keyboard, Gantt charts to help visualize your projects and features like Blueprints and Workflows that automate everyday tasks are some of the highlights that make Zoho Projects a powerful and dynamic project management platform for diverse industries. What's more, Zoho Projects' tight integrations with a plethora of in-house and third-party applications make it a versatile project management tool, addressing all your project management needs while keeping all your favourite apps close. Learn more about Zoho Projects

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  • Customizable Dashboard
  • Search/Filter
  • Forecasting
  • Scheduled/Automated Reports
  • OLAP
  • Drag & Drop
  • Data Import/Export
  • Performance Metrics
  • Ad hoc Query
  • Multiple Data Sources
Sage Intacct is a web-based, SaaS accounting and financial management software system designed for use by enterprise businesses.
Sage Intacct is a web-based, SaaS accounting and financial management software system designed for use by scale-up and enterprise businesses. Sage Intacct is the #1 modern cloud financial management solution, built by finance experts for finance professionals. It helps CFOs access integrated management and financial reports across their business entities in minutes not days to grow and drive their businesses. Learn more about Sage Intacct

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  • Customizable Dashboard
  • Search/Filter
  • Forecasting
  • Scheduled/Automated Reports
  • OLAP
  • Drag & Drop
  • Data Import/Export
  • Performance Metrics
  • Ad hoc Query
  • Multiple Data Sources
Inventory and order management for growing businesses.
Zoho Inventory is an online application that enables you to manage orders and inventory. With multi-channel selling, shipping integrations and powerful inventory control, you can now optimize your inventory and order management, right from purchase to packing, to payments. Learn more about Zoho Inventory

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  • Customizable Dashboard
  • Search/Filter
  • Forecasting
  • Scheduled/Automated Reports
  • OLAP
  • Drag & Drop
  • Data Import/Export
  • Performance Metrics
  • Ad hoc Query
  • Multiple Data Sources
Grow makes it simple for companies to connect their data and surface insights so everyone can make data-driven decisions.
Grow is a no-code, full-stack business intelligence (BI) platform that empowers everyone in your organization to make data-driven decisions. By combining ETL, data warehousing and visualization in one easy-to-use platform, any organization can connect and explore its data to surface insights. Our unlimited-user license model provides a single source of truth for your company, giving everyone access to the answers they need. Learn more about Grow

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  • Customizable Dashboard
  • Search/Filter
  • Forecasting
  • Scheduled/Automated Reports
  • OLAP
  • Drag & Drop
  • Data Import/Export
  • Performance Metrics
  • Ad hoc Query
  • Multiple Data Sources
Sisense is a self-service analytics and reporting tool that lets anyone create interactive dashboards & reports in minutes.
Sisense democratizes end-user reports so that every end-user receives access to the data and valuable insights that govern their business. Use the reporting software with special features to customize BI report content, control distribution lists of the report, apply filters to relevant information in certain groups, and play with the format. The final output is a report that is destined to the right audience and targeted with the correct info that makes decision making data-driven Learn more about Sisense

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  • Customizable Dashboard
  • Search/Filter
  • Forecasting
  • Scheduled/Automated Reports
  • OLAP
  • Drag & Drop
  • Data Import/Export
  • Performance Metrics
  • Ad hoc Query
  • Multiple Data Sources
Google Data Studio provides data dashboarding and visualization tools. It provides interactive dashboards and engaging reports.
Google Data Studio provides data dashboarding and visualization tools. It provides interactive dashboards and engaging reports that support business decision-making. Data from various sources, including spreadsheets and other Google solutions, can be united in one place. With Google Data Studio, data can be transformed into easy-to-read reports and metrics. Users can then share reports across their team and organization. Learn more about Google Data Studio

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  • Customizable Dashboard
  • Search/Filter
  • Forecasting
  • Scheduled/Automated Reports
  • OLAP
  • Drag & Drop
  • Data Import/Export
  • Performance Metrics
  • Ad hoc Query
  • Multiple Data Sources
Sage 100 is an ERP platform for growing and medium-sized sales and manufacturing companies.
Sage 100 is the right ERP solution for your industry. Sage 100 is an ERP platform for growing and medium-sized sales and manufacturing companies. It is the ERP solution for medium-sized companies that want to design their business processes individually. Sage 100 offers you integrated applications for every company area, which you can easily put together individually. Learn more about Sage 100

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  • Customizable Dashboard
  • Search/Filter
  • Forecasting
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  • OLAP
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  • Data Import/Export
  • Performance Metrics
  • Ad hoc Query
  • Multiple Data Sources
Powerful statistical software everyone can use to analyze data and find meaningful solutions to their toughest business problems.
Data is everywhere, but are you truly taking advantage of yours? Minitab Statistical Software can look at current and past data to discover trends, Regardless of statistical background, Minitab empowers all parts of an organization to predict better outcomes, design better products, and improve processes to generate higher revenues and reduce costs. We offer a unique, integrated approach by providing software and services that drive business excellence from anywhere with the cloud. Learn more about Minitab

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  • Customizable Dashboard
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Analytics Reporting Software Buyers Guide

What is reporting software?

Reporting software applications allow real-time access to essential data and facilitate rapid generation of reports from multiple data sources. Reporting software can be used to create financial statements, track the success of sales strategies, monitor regulatory compliance, manage internal controls, and conduct security audits.

The benefits of reporting software

  • Track business performance: Using reporting programs, managers and business leaders can easily measure and track business metrics from multiple departments (e.g., sales, finance, human resources, and marketing). These metrics can be quickly visualized and analyzed, allowing leaders to identify areas that need corrective action.
  • Interactive data visualization: Reporting software offers a variety of interactive data visualization tools such as heat maps, sankey diagrams, donut charts, and correlation matrices. These visualization tools allow managers to create engaging presentations with data pulled from their reporting software. Some advanced reporting tools even allow users to add videos, graphs, animation and infographics to improve the look and feel of their reports.
  • Enhance productivity: Managers can use reporting software to create dashboards and track performance indicators without having to manually recreate report parameters every time they need to update various documents. Reporting software can automatically refresh necessary data and keep things up to date, saving time and effort.

Typical features of reporting software

  • Ad hoc reports: Generate reports to meet your business' reporting requirements as needed.
  • Data visualization: Generate graphical representations of your data.
  • Customizable dashboard: Edit the layout and content of software dashboards to reflect your individual needs.
  • Exporting: Exports data in multiple formats (e.g., PDF, DOC, CSV) and into other platforms.

Considerations when purchasing reporting tools

  • Pricing considerations: Reporting solutions often offer different functionalities at various pricing levels and models, which makes direct comparisons across products difficult. Most vendors utilize subscription-based pricing models or one-time licensing fees, and functionality such as real-time analytics, security and compliance, training, and customer support can incur additional costs. It's important to research and determine your required features before making a final purchase decision to avoid overpaying, unexpected costs, or paying for features your business doesn't need.
  • Integration with third-party software and hardware: Reporting programs work in synchronization with other software solutions to provide the best results. Key functionalities such as data summaries, dashboards, and data visualization require input from platforms such as customer relationship management (CRM) software, enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, and business intelligence solutions. Before selecting reporting software for your business, makes sure it integrates with your existing software and tools.
  • Mainstream adoption of conversational chatbots: Reporting tools won't be left untouched by the rising wave of conversational chatbots. Users will be able to directly create reports with the help of such tools. According to our research, almost 70% of small businesses are planning to adopt chatbots within the next few years. Reporting software with chatbot functionality will allow users to obtain additional data insights by asking follow-up questions, and resolve queries by providing related resources such as frequently asked questions (FAQs), demos, and blog articles.
  • Predictive machine learning algorithms will make smarter applications: Machine learning and artificial intelligence are major buzzwords in the technology space. According to our research, 50% of small businesses are planning to implement machine learning technologies within the next years. Reporting programs backed by machine learning technologies will help managers predict and forecast issues to take preventative, corrective action. Predictive algorithms will enhance the usability of reports generated by these solutions, and provide senior leadership with a comprehensive view of their business.