I’m looking to upgrade my company’s reporting tools and the task so far is a bit daunting. Currently we do everything in Crystal Reports, which is fine, but a bit static and not very flashy. I have recently been testing out Tableau’s report tools and I must say they blow Crystal out of the water with their ease of use as well as their built-in geocoding capabilities. However, if we were to host the reports on our own web server we’re looking at 1000 bucks a license for anyone that views them, and that is just out of the question.
So I look to you for advice. We are in a Visual Studio/SQL Server environment. I know some VB, and even less ASP/HTML/Web-In-General coding, but am a quick study. I’m willing to pay for ease of use, but buying a license for everyone viewing online is not gonna happen.