Reporting Improvements in Vista 7

Vista 7 brings exciting enhancements to all aspects of internal reporting, including improved usability and functionality. We’re proud to announce we now support SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) in addition to our existing reporting solutions. Vista 7 also now supports exporting to Excel from dialogs.

SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)

Vista 7 has the capability to interface directly with SSRS. These reports can coexist on the reporting menus alongside your existing Crystal reports. (See Microsoft’s primer: What is SQL Server Reporting Services?)

Export Via Edit Dialogs Vista edit dialogs now allow you to easily export data to Excel.

This gives you the freedom to capture and present data in a sortable, editable report format on-demand.

Vista Analytics Our Analytics module now features enhanced graphics and charts for a fresh look.

Improved functionality comes courtesy of new resolvable keyword support, which allows for dynamic chart titles. We also have several powerful SQL-based functions to streamline your development efforts.

Enterprise Server & Crystal Reports

Vista 7 continues to support Crystal Reports. New functionality includes the ability to edit report properties directly through the reporting menu. Meanwhile, our processing engine, Enterprise Server, remains a reliable choice for HTML-based reporting. It can also be used to automate the processing of Crystal reports.

Try Our Reporting Workshops at the UGA Conference

You’ll have ample opportunity to try out Vista’s reporting features at our UGA Conference. Instructor-led and self-guided workshops will span all skill levels. Our Crystal 101 workshop will show you the basics of creating a Crystal Report, while the Crystal 102 and 103 workshops help you take your Crystal Reports to the next level with crosstabs, subreports, and procedure-based reports. Moreover, try Enterprise Server 103 to integrate Crystal Reports and HTML reports into your processing jobs, and Workflow 103 to incorporate reports into your workflows. Last, don’t forget to exercise our Analytics module with the Analytics 101 workshop. See you there!

Charles P. Jefferies
Technical Consultant & ACA Specialist