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Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Reporting - Second Edition by Christopher J Liley, David Duncan

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Challenges to developing and writing reports

Now that we have identified some of the common trends that exist in today's reporting domain, let's take a look at some of the challenges these trends pose to the developer or consultant setting out to create a well-designed report. As we've seen, each trend leads to a number of different challenges. Careful consideration of these challenges can be the deciding factor in whether or not a report gains acceptance from the intended audience.

From our experience with designing reports, we have identified a list of nine common areas or challenges that we think are important to consider before setting out to design or build the perfect report:

  • Intended audience
  • Data sources
  • Latency
  • Formatting and presentation ...

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