ActiveReports Server turned out to be just right for us. We realized that with ActiveReports Server, we could pay just for the server licenses we need today without having to worry about ancillary fees, and then add licenses as we need them. As a result, we can provide reporting features and related services to our customers now, and still allow our own evolving business situation to drive our pricing model. In addition, we found that ActiveReports Server was easy to deploy, and easy to configure with all of the security settings we needed. One thing stood out - The very intuitive Web-based report designer. Compared to other report designers I have used in the past, ActiveReports Server’s Web-based report designer is very intuitive. It understands the underlying database schema and data relationships and allows business users to do ad hoc reporting without knowing the underlying details. Among other features, report scheduling was easy to set up and yet was sufficiently flexible for our needs. The security provider module allowed us to easily integrate with our in-house solutions.
Additionally they actually respond to customer ideas and input! I like how they allow their customers to submit feedback and ideas on their support portal and I can tell that they actually respond to those comments and make changes to the product based on them. I really appreciate the responsiveness of the product team.