Reporting | Data
Reporting is the structured and organized presentation of data and information, usually using visual aids such as charts, graphs and tables. Reporting is used to communicate the results of data analysis and can be used for a variety of purposes, including
Provide insights and recommendations to decision makers
Tracking progress toward achieving goals or objectives
Recognize trends and patterns in data
Communication of the results of research or studies
Proof of compliance with regulations or standards
There are many technologies used to create reports, including:
Spreadsheet software: such as Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets, which are commonly used to create tables and charts to display data.
Business intelligence tools: These are specialized software applications that allow users to create interactive dashboards and reports from large data sets. Some examples are Tableau, Power BI and QlikView.
Data visualization tools: These are tools that allow users to create visual representations of data such as charts, graphs, and maps. Some examples are D3.js, Chart.js and Highcharts.
Reporting frameworks: These are software libraries or frameworks that allow developers to create custom reports in their own applications. Some examples are JasperReports and BIRT.
BITS experts have used reporting in a variety of projects. A selection of case studies and references can be found below.