WYSIWYG design surface in Visual Studio
Telerik Reporting is the first reporting tool in the industry to introduce an innovative WYSIWYG design surface in Visual Studio by implementing some techniques used in drawing software. The surface simulates graph paper and represents the actual layout of the report elements as they would appear on a printed sheet of paper. The design surface is extremely intuitive, meaning that you do not need to learn new UI for creating reports.
Extensive Data Source Support
Telerik do not set any limits on what data sources you should use. Since Telerik Reporting depends on standard .NET objects, you can bind it to any data source of your choice: all ADO.NET providers (SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle, OLE DB, etc), Business Objects, MS Access, XML, Web Services, and even to a file.
RTL Language and Globalization Support
Due to business globalization, the need of multi-lingual and culturally aware applications is a requirement. Telerik Reporting is now culturally aware and you can have your reports use more than one culture at the same time. The cultures can be applied to the whole report or to specific items.
Top Support and Various Training Resources
To facilitate effortless development experience, Telerik provides a superior technical support and a variety of resources: demos, self-paced tutorials, videos, online documentation, Knowledge Base articles, sample applications and much more. A very active online community is available in the forums.
Royalty Free Licensing with Source for Better ROI
Telerik Reporting is the perfect solution for companies that need an advanced royalty-free solution for professional creation and viewing of reports. Source code is available with most licenses. Telerik also offers the most aggressive release schedule in the industry with guaranteed 3 major releases per year.
Easiness and simplicity in creating and reusing reports
Creating new reports is a breeze with the built-in Report Wizard with predefined layouts and styles. In addition, the most time-consuming tasks come with comprehensive wizards, builders, previews and handy tools. Complicated reports can be created in just a few minutes without writing a single line of code, saving time for more important tasks.
What is more, there is no need to recreate your existing reports, because they can be reused with the help of the automatic Report Converter Wizard, which supports Crystal Reports, XtraReports, Active Reports and all versions of Telerik Reporting.
Export your reports to variety of formats
Regardless of your business requirements, chances are that Telerik Reporting supports the export format of your choice: PDF, Excel, RTF, CSV, MHTML, all graphic formats that are supported by GDI+.
Reuse of Corporate Design and Branding
Telerik Reporting introduces an advanced and rich styling mechanism through its built-in styling model, which closely follows CSS specifications. This CSS-like mechanism offers full control over the item¿s background, images, colors, borders, styles, paddings, etc. Once created, just save your corporate design as a new theme and reuse it each time a new report is needed.
End-user Win and Web Report Viewers with PDF support
For complete control over viewing reports, the Telerik Reporting offers Windows Forms and Web Viewers, which guarantees you will always get the same look of your reports, regardless of the platform. Both viewers can export reports to PDF and are available within VS with individual design-time support.
Telerik provides extensive level of support and training services designed to help developers advance their knowledge about their products and fully utilise them in their projects, thus ensuring maximum ROI.