01 June, 2008

Finally a slick reporting tool for SharePoint

How to report on data in SharePoint is something I've always been asked about regularly. And considering how simple it usually is to achieve quick wins in SharePoint, the questioner is always disappointed when I point to various tools that are not all that straight forward to understand or use.

But now there is a better answer. The Melbourne-based company Nintex have just released Nintex Reporting 2008. With this product you can author interactive Silverlight charts that report on content or activity information within SharePoint. It also comes with a bunch of customisable pre-built reports.

My hunch is that this product will be an absolute success. And no, I have no affiliation with Nintex. I just think it's great to see such a slick product filling an obvious gap.

It's definitely worth keeping an eye on Nintex' products. Very recently two SharePoint legends, Mike Fitzmaurice and Joel Oleson, have both left Microsoft to join Nintex.

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7 comments:

Pat said...

Sure, that Nintex is not Melbourne-based?! ;o)

Kristian Kalsing said...

Oops, you are right. Thank you!

justin4u said...

hey chk this out an amazing web charting component which is offered with open source hood visifire

Shirley Clawson said...

Windward Arrow provides enterprise reporting and document management - and works with Nintex as well. Template design is done in Word, Excel or PPT - so much easier than the alternatives! (Full disclosure - I DO work for Windward!)
Shirley
http://www.windwardreports.com/arrow.htm

Fan of SharePoint DataMiner said...

Nintex Reports only provides for reporting against SharePoint infrastructure (ie Usage stats, volume counts, Taxonomy etc). If you want to report against SharePoint content (ie the records users created in SharePoint lists) you will need to use a tool like i-PMO's Data Miner for SharePoint

Kristian Kalsing said...

Thanks 'Fan of SharePoint DataMiner.' It is an important clarification. The Nintex reporting tool is not for reporting on content.

mlee3680 said...

Thanks for the post. Here’s a tool to use to create and publish your report online in minutes, without coding. You can create different graphs and layouts http://www.caspio.com/online-database/features/reports.aspx