A Platform to Host, Secure, and Publish Reports

ActiveReports Server Core offers built-in load balancing, plug-and-play scalability, multi-tenant deployment, server-based print management, and Single Sign-On support. For end users, we have a responsive HTML5 Report Portal where they can schedule reports, export, and more from any touch-enabled device. For administrators, we have a responsive HTML5 Admin Dashboard where they can monitor, manage, and configure the server.


ActiveReports Server Core's reporting platform designed for ActiveReports provides a complete reporting module out of the box, along with building blocks that you can integrate or embed within your application

Web-based report portal

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.

Web-based admin dashboard

ActiveReports Server Core provides a responsive HTML5 dashboard for administrators to monitor, manage, and configure server settings such as permissions, reports, scheduling, and data from any computer or device.

Designer add-on

The HTML5 report designer offers a friendly UI that is comfortable for your end users, with advanced features for power users and developers. The add-on also includes a click-once designer that users can download.

Developer version integration

The developer version integrates to allow ActiveReports developers to design reports using server shared data, execute and preview the reports using server resources, and publish them directly to the server.

Extensive RESTful API

The API allows developers to pre-authenticate users, embed the Report Portal and Admin Dashboard into your web application, and implement complex features leveraging the functionality of the server.

Why ActiveReports Server?

For Developers

  • Developer report publishing to the server with versioning
  • Built-in scalability and optimization
  • Embeddable web-based report portal
  • Scheduling engine for report distribution
  • Extensible security architecture
  • Comprehensive RESTful API

For Managers

  • Single-Sign-On and multi-tenant support
  • Data governance and transformation
  • Self-managing scalability and load balancing
  • Web-based resource management and configuration
  • Seamless integration and re-branding
  • No fuss installation and maintenance
  • Hassle-free perpetual licensing

For End Users

  • Web-based Report Portal
  • Server collaboration
  • Subscription-based scheduling
  • Fast report execution
  • Common file format exports
  • Report Portal printing
  • Batch printing

For Report Authors

  • Self-service environment for technical and non-technical users
  • Design new ad-hoc reports
  • Modify existing reports

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: PostgreSQL, XML, JSON, custom assemblies, data objects, OLEDB, ODBC, 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 publish reports directly from your WinForms application when you use the ActiveReports End User Designer control.

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.

Report Designers

Web-Based Report Designer

Designed for end-user ad-hoc reporting, the optional ActiveReports Server Designer add-on allows users to design and edit reports from the Report Portal right in their browsers, with minimal technical skill. The Designer is installed with ActiveReports Server in trial mode, and is available with the ActiveReports Server Designer Add-On.

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ClickOnce End User Report Designer

This customizable, extensible designer allows power users to design and modify RDL Reports, Page Reports and Section Reports, and is available with the ActiveReports Server Designer Add-On.

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Visual Studio-Integrated Designer

Allow your developers to publish reports directly to ActiveReports Server from the Visual Studio-integrated designer, making reports available for end users right away. The Visual Studio-Integrated Designer is available in ActiveReports Developer.

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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.

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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What's New in ActiveReports 11

ActiveReports 11 Server Core optimizes performance with multifold improvements. This release adds interactive sorting and a pageless view mode to the HTML5 Viewer, server managed printers and batch print scheduling, and makes it easy to customize colors and branding for the Report Portal and Administrative Dashboard.

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