Sneak Peek: Raven To Launch New Reporting Engine
Written by Jon Henshaw and published
A lot has changed since we first launched our reporting engine seven years ago. Mobile has taken over most of our lives, and we’ve come to expect a lot more from our online reporting software.
While Raven’s reporting engine has served our customers well, we realized it was once again time to exceed expectations.
We set out to build something that would be amazing now and well into the future. To that end, we focused on five core things:
- Mobile ready
- Interactive and beautiful
- Metric options that are flexible
- A report builder that’s WYSIWYG
- A reporting engine that we can continue to upgrade and improve well into the future
After a lot of surveys, meetings, prototypes and a crazy amount of coding, we’re now very close to launching our new reporting engine!
1. Mobile Ready Reports
The new reporting engine will create interactive HTML reports that can be viewed on mobile phones and tablets.
2. Interactive and Beautiful Reports
The reports will no longer be static PDFs. Instead, they’ll be interactive HTML, allowing you to tap on charts or page through tables for more information.
3. Flexible Metric Options
Customers will be able to create their own dashboard and reporting widgets using custom metric settings.
4. WYSIWYG Report Builder
When you build a report, it’s now WYSIWYG. Simply click the Edit button if you want to make changes to a chart.
5. An Upgradable Reporting Engine
The new reporting engine will allow us to output to HTML and other formats. It’s also designed to easily accommodate new data sources and metrics. We have a lot of enhancements already lined up, and we’re looking forward to implementing ideas our customers want most.
If you’re a current customer, rest assured. When this new system launches, nothing gets automatically moved over to it — your existing PDF reports will go out as created and scheduled by you, and your dashboards will remain the same. You’ll be able to toggle between both systems for quite a while. Our intention is to build “easy buttons” for transferring your existing reports and dashboards to the new system.
If you’re not a Raven customer, what are you waiting for? Sign up today for unlimited reports.