What is Ad-hoc Reporting? Ad-Hoc reporting is the process of creating reports on the fly, and these reports are not anticipated while coding the production report. Through Ad-Hoc reporting, you can analyze a specific business question that you had not previously thought of and that your existing report is not capable of answering. When it comes to business intelligence, Ad-Hoc reporting adds to regular reporting by enabling users to quickly build new reports from scratch or edit the reports made previously. All of this can be done without the involvement of the IT department. Features of Ad-hoc Reporting Solutions! 1. Reports from Scratch Ad-Hoc reports provide end users with a blank canvas and well-groomed data to build their own report as needed. 2. Display tabular detail It is very important for the end user to have access to tabular details while building a custom report. Features of Ad-hoc Reporting Solutions! 3. Create Ad-hoc reports from Regular ones It is important for a robust Ad-Hoc reporting solution to have the ability to clone regular reports and make changes to them. 4. User Friendly Ad-Hoc reports provide end users with a blank canvas and well-groomed data to build their own report as needed. 5. Access Anywhere It is very important for the end user to have access to tabular details while building a custom report. Goal of Ad-hoc Reporting! The goal of Ad-Hoc reporting is to allow end users to ask specific questions of their company data, without the intervention of IT, to create a myriad of reports for different functions and purposes. Ad-Hoc reporting makes sense when multiple users see, understand, and act on data independently, while looking at the same numbers. Ad-Hoc reporting helps you make multidimensional data easy to work with for on the fly analysis. It allows you to generate meaningful custom reports without building formal templates. Benefits of Ad-hoc Reporting! 1. Provides flexibility in a changing business environment 2. Access to multiple data sources 3. Ease of use 4. Streamlines decision-making 5. Reduced IT Workload Why SplashBI SplashBI offers ad-hoc reporting within its platform of business dashboards. We have over 100 varieties of charts, which can help you see what you need, when you need it. Generating reports in multiple formats such as a Pivot Table in Excel, CSV, PDF, HTML, and Pixel Perfect Reporting is our standout feature. With connections to a multitude of sources, you can explore your data from anywhere, be it on the cloud or on-site. SplashBI offers dynamic KPIs using table drill-downs and charts to give you comprehensive insights. Try SplashBI’s free trial. It comes loaded with features to make the most of your raw data. About SplashBI SplashBI helps you to measure, analyze, and optimize your data. For Out-of-the-box reports and dashboards, with our BI platform, request a demo.