Business intelligence software maker Information Builders is trying to spread reporting to the masses.
It introduced WebFocus Quick Query, an ad hoc reporting tool for business users without specialist IT training this week.
Information Builders will offer the tool on an unlimited user basis, as opposed to using a named user licence, which it used to do for its ad hoc report software.
With simple drag-and-drop tools, end users can create reports in a variety of formats, including HTML, Excel 2000 and PDF. The user can also customise the look of the reports and add things such as corporate logos. The finished reports can then be broadcast via printers, e-mail and fax.
Marc Songini writes for IDG