Report One’s MyReport Business Evolution is a BI solution integrated in the familiar Microsoft Excel spreadsheet environment and comes with a web portal-based dashboarding solution for distributing dynamic data to multiple users. The product’s philosophy is to enhance the analytical capabilities of Microsoft Excel and promote the reuse of data to spread controlled information across the organization. Report One aims to help its customers to be more efficient at every step, from the integration of enterprise data all the way through to the consumption of reports, dashboards and analyses.
Report One is a privately held French BI software company with approximately 60 employees and 4,500 customers. Since its foundation in 2001, which was also the year its BI product MyReport was first released, Report One has expanded its presence to four offices spread across France. The vendor claims to invest 20 percent of its revenue into research and development.
The vendor’s current focus is primarily on the French market. 220 Value-added resellers (VARs) support Report One by distributing MyReport, mainly in France. The majority of sales and implementations are done by Report One’s partners.
As Microsoft Excel is a widely known product which most business users are able to handle, Report One concentrated its product strategy on supporting this spreadsheet environment. MyReport Builder (MyReport’s main client) is integrated into the Excel interface. Users can utilize the familiar Excel environment and benefit from additional menus with predefined functions. MyReport offers further modules for data integration, data distribution, dashboarding and administration and is characterized by its business user orientated and non-programmable environment.
Report One primarily addresses CEOs, CFOs, HR departments and IT managers. Besides its Excel-oriented reporting, dashboarding and analysis functionality, the software offers an ETL module as well as data preparation features. The business user-friendly software is designed to avoid scripting, regardless of business function, user type or use case.
User & Use Cases
Report One’s two main use cases – each employed by 98 percent of respondents – are standard reporting and dashboards. 83 percent of customers use the software for ad hoc query. Analysis and advanced analytics are currently the least frequently used scenarios. The vendor focuses on small and medium-sized companies, which is reflected in fact that 95 percent of our survey participants come from the SME sector. User numbers are rather low compared to the overall BI Survey average values. However, when considered as a percentage of the total number of employees who use the software, ReportOne comes out slightly above average with 20 percent.
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