Microsoft and Reporting for PLM

Posted on September 23, 2012

It doesn’t take much time for our customer to get back to us after a few days on a live system (yes it is allowed, and I would say, recommended to start on production with your PLM solution without reporting built yet). So our first answer is “yes, tell us what you’re looking for and please check with your colleagues that you need the same views”. It’s pretty usual to have to wait quite a while after asking this to get a clear view. Most of the time it’s us going back to them for this topic. Main reason is that everybody want different views. And this is not just for PLM this is true for a lot of domains. That’s why dashboard technologies are very trendy. This lets the users build their own reports.

Microsoft reporting

Aras Innovator has this great thing for us, it is that they, so far, only run their solution with Microsoft SQL server. So when talking about reporting we can benefit from Microsoft reporting tools. And as we get more companies in production we are working on delivering these features for them. We train ourselves on these technologies and we advise them on how to configure these. Here are the few videos that inspired our customers to go in that direction.

Powerpivot

Powerview

Finally if you have much more time, here is a tech day video about both products:

Sharing Experiences

So this is just an update on what we are working in terms of dashboard and we would be happy to learn about your experiences also around BI and Microsoft reporting solutions. We will definitely share are experiences as soon as we have something to make a video out of.How did it go for you?

Yoann Maingon

Yoann Maingon is an Entrepreneur and a PLM enthousiast. He is our main blogger at Minerva as he has been publishing articles about General PLM concepts and Aras Innovator for more than three years.

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