Silverlight as a platform for SaaS.
Microsoft Silverlight is a cross-browser, cross-platform, and cross-device technology for delivering the next generation of .NET based media experiences and rich interactive applications for the Web. It promises to be the most suitable platform for RIA (Rich Internet Application) and SaaS (Software as a Service) applications, as solutions designed for Silverlight are easy and fast to distribute and manage.
Reports are an essential part of Business Intelligence.
Just imagine how many benefits corporate Business Intelligence will get from Silverlight. Increased speed of delivering updates, high interactivity and rich visualisation features will dramatically optimise work of corporate analysts.
Very often reports are distributed via the Web, and usually Web interfaces provide limited abilities to work with reports. You can just view, print, export and zoom reports. And often you need to use your browser abilities to search for necessary data and navigate the report. But browsers are not designed to work with reports.
Reporting component for Silverlight.
Silverlight report viewer combines all benefits of desktop and Internet applications:
- Advantages of desktop apps
- Fast report uploading: every single page is loaded separately; you can view only those report pages you really need without loading the whole report
- Report preview: single page, continuous
- Export to PDF, HTML, Excel, and RTF
- Zoom of any type: percent, regional, dynamic
- Fast search
- Easy navigation
- Report panning