Afonso Metello, founder and managing partner at Epopeia, kicked off his presentation by showing a video of the Report Studio, the tool that allows users to easily design their reports in the Agile Reporting Services solution.
The Agile Reporting Services is a unified business reporting solution that covers the full report life-cycle, and it is seamlessly integrated with the OutSystems Agile Platform. This solution tackles a series of challenges other tools fail to address, in particular:
- Fast change
- Easy to use for non-tech users
- Impact analysis (i.e. understand the exact consequences of publishing a report)
- Self heal (i.e. adapt to changes in the underlying model)
Afonso explained how the Agile Reporting Services totally integrates with the Agile Platform, enabling users to design, deliver and manage reports in a environment familiar to OutSystems users. He also showed some screen shots of an OutSystems application that included report and charting widgets provided by Epopeia’s solution.
During Q&A, Afonso stressed that all reports are built on top of the data made available by the OutSystems platform. This means that – on top of built-to-change capabilities – the reports will also support easy staging from development to production.
The Agile Reporting Services solution is about to go to beta in some selected customers, and is currently undergoing OutSystems Certification.