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GeneralReporting Tools? Pinmemberrnbergren29-May-14 2:39 
ok, Yesterday someone asked about statistics packages and programming languages.
 
In my experience that has been heavily and I mean heavily tied to reporting. Or pushed to create reports.
 
In my own opinion about things and how things work.
 
Excel Probably #1 used, Easiest for the end user to get a handle on, Works 80% of the time for what needs to be delivered.
 
SSRS - My personal favorite, You can do pretty much anything and get a pretty report to hand to people that you can reproduce time and time again with little effort by the programmer, Has not been updated in forever. In serious need of some TLC from MS.
 
SAS - more statistical than anything, I have watched many companies try to force this to be a reporting tool to produce pretty reports rather than using it as a data number cruncher that the program is designed to be used for. It does work though and once you get the hang of using it, getting information is pretty easy you just proc it.
 
SPSS - See SAS. LOL
 
Information Builders(WebFocus) - THE WORST and most horrible package I have ever had to deal with, bad documentation, expensive as all get out, Just the worst reporting package that I have ever had to deal with, I have been very involved with watching two organizations just implode from this package producing horrible data results in a bad time frame. Run away if you ever encounter this package.
 
So I know there are more packages out there. What other ones should we check out that might be awesomer than SSRS and Excel.
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