A Platform to Host, Secure, and Publish Reports
ActiveReports Server 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'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 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.
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?
- 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
- 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
- On-demand scheduled reports
- 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
- Report templates
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, CSV data, 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. End users can also run the scheduled reports at once, on demand.
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.
Monitor Worker Processes
View a list of all report requests currently running on the server on the new Worker States page in the administrator dashboard. You'll see the number of jobs running on each agent so you can allow for better resource management.
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 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.
Publish from Web-Based Designer
Design reports using the web-based report designer and publish them directly to the server.
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.
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.Learn more
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.Learn more
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 Server
Report templates now available: End users can now create ad-hoc reports from intuitive templates like blank reports, pre-formatted letters, stock-sized labels, and certificates. They can also create customizable templates for specialized needs.
One-time scheduled report execution: Start a scheduled task immediately, rather than waiting for pre-defined recurrence.
Create shared datasets directly on the browser-based administrator dashboard--there's no longer any need to install the ClickOnce End User Designer to manage shared datasets. In addition, ActiveReports Server customers can create datasets and data sources without purchasing an ActiveReports Developer Pro license.
Monitor worker processes: View a list of all report requests currently running on the server.
Architecture optimization has resulted in faster rendering for large reports.
CSV export is now supported.
The new web designer features include:
- Page Reports
- Enhanced themes and styles support
- Optimizations for reports based on Semantic Data Models
New Beta: View ActiveReports on the Server with the JSViewerThe new JSViewer allows for faster report rendering with rich interactivity and responsive viewing. Not only do the reports respond faster, but since the server is freed up sooner, your deployment can scale even better. The JSViewer is currently in beta and will replace the HTML5 Viewer as the default viewer in future versions. What's New Roadmap
ActiveReports wins Visual Studio Magazine Reader's Choice Award!
ActiveReports was awarded silver in Visual Studio Magazine's 2017 Reader's Choice Awards the Reporting, Analysis and Visualization category! Thanks, readers and fans!Read more