Click here to close now.




















Welcome!

Microsoft Cloud Authors: Greg O'Connor, Elizabeth White, Wesley Coelho, Adine Deford, the Editor

News Feed Item

SSRS Reports for Project Online Customers Are Now Available as an Online Service From Project Hosts

SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/05/14 -- Project Hosts, the leading provider of Custom Cloud hosting for Microsoft Project, SharePoint and CRM, today announced the availability of an online service called SSRS Report Enabler for Project Online. The service enables Project Online customers to create business intelligence reports using Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS).

The service answers the need that many large enterprises, government agencies and mid-sized businesses have for integrating pre-existing processes and SQL Server-based data within their project and portfolio management environment. These pre-existing processes typically include specific reports that give them exactly the information they need to make critical decisions in a timely manner. By not having SSRS (or SSAS) reporting capabilities, organizations must manually collect information from a number of sources and reenter this data, or utilize other processes typically outside of their direct control. Some examples include:

  • A government agency can uses SSRS/SSAS reports to track the earned value of its projects and overall programs in order to comply with regulations.
  • An enterprise customer in healthcare services can use SSRS/SSAS reports to create high-level "burndown charts" to help them get a clearer picture of how much of each project has been completed.
  • A medium sized company with geographically distributed locations can use SSRS/SSAS reporting services to improve visibility and decisions around project risks by location.

"In each of these cases, it is possible to get some of this information using Excel services through OData, but the reports take a long time to populate and they do not automatically refresh," said Scott Chapman, CEO and Co-Founder of Project Hosts. "In addition, Excel Services do not have the nice reporting 'widgets' that SSRS has, such as gauges, specialized charts, and other elements."

The SSRS Report Enabler for Project Online service integrates two cloud services, making it a hybrid cloud service offering. The service uses SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) over OData to periodically export data from a customer's Project Online tenant to a dedicated SQL Server that is running both SSRS and SSAS. Report developers are given admin access to SSIS, SSRS, and SSAS, so they can decide which data to pull from their Office 365 databases, build OLAP cubes, and write SSRS reports.

"The flexibility and intuitive graphical design of UMT360's SSRS-based reports provides executives with the critical business intelligence they need for real-time visibility and control over their portfolios and projects," said Ben Chamberlin, Chief Product & Marketing Officer, UMT360. "Project Hosts' cloud-based SSRS Report Enabler helps deliver this capability for Project Online clients without the traditional IT overhead, delays and complexities."

"With Project Hosts' SSRS Report Enabler we can deliver a 100% cloud-based solution that doesn't require our customers to have their own on premise, or IT-managed systems," said Kenneth Steiness, CEO of Sensei Project Solutions. "With our help in creating SSRS and SSAS Reports our customers will have better visibility and control into their business."

Why should customers consider Project Hosts' SSRS Report Enabler online service as opposed to creating it themselves?

  • It's Fast - If you want to use SSRS Reports with your Project Online solution, you'd have to set up a separate SQL Server (either on-premise, or in a cloud), and configure it to accept periodic inputs from Project Online through SQL Integration Services (SSIS). You would also have to set up a way for your Project Online users to authenticate to the report server. We do all that work for you, and give you a ready-to-run and fully integrated solution.
  • It's Easy - We set up the authentication so your users' Office 365 accounts automatically log in to the SSRS Report Enabler service. This gives them a truly seamless experience -- they simply click on a link in Project Online, and view SSRS and/or SSAS-powered reports of their Project Online data, without any additional logins.
  • It's Affordable - Eliminate anything to do with procuring IT infrastructure, setting it up, configuring it and supporting it. We give you a ready-to-run environment with two flexible and affordable plans based on the size of your data and number of users who need SSRS Reports.
  • It's Supported - And because it's from Project Hosts, you'll have access to real people via email or phone, who can help you with your questions, or problems. Our Renowned Person-2-Person support department is here to help you personally, as opposed to some community web-support facility.

About Project Hosts: Project Hosts, Inc. is the worldwide leader in Custom Cloud hosting of Microsoft Project and Portfolio Management (PPM), CRM and SharePoint SaaS solutions. Government Agencies, leading enterprises and medium-sized businesses rely on Project Hosts to deliver all of the benefits of a dedicated, private cloud solution. Our PPM, CRM and SharePoint "Custom Clouds" deliver the added advantages of Person-2-Person support services, dedicated solutions infrastructure, advanced application integration, customized security and real-time business intelligence reporting over common multi-tenant public clouds. www.projecthosts.com - [email protected].

Image Available: http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/frame_mw?attachid=2610598

Contact :
Mike Foster
Project Hosts, Inc.
Email Contact
831-359-9288

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

@ThingsExpo Stories
All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices - computers, smartphones, tablets, and sensors - connected to the Internet by 2020. This number will continue to grow at a rapid pace for the next several decades. With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo, November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be.
Containers are not new, but renewed commitments to performance, flexibility, and agility have propelled them to the top of the agenda today. By working without the need for virtualization and its overhead, containers are seen as the perfect way to deploy apps and services across multiple clouds. Containers can handle anything from file types to operating systems and services, including microservices. What are microservices? Unlike what the name implies, microservices are not necessarily small, but are focused on specific tasks. The ability for developers to deploy multiple containers – thous...
Too often with compelling new technologies market participants become overly enamored with that attractiveness of the technology and neglect underlying business drivers. This tendency, what some call the “newest shiny object syndrome,” is understandable given that virtually all of us are heavily engaged in technology. But it is also mistaken. Without concrete business cases driving its deployment, IoT, like many other technologies before it, will fade into obscurity.
The 3rd International WebRTC Summit, to be held Nov. 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, announces that its Call for Papers is now open. Topics include all aspects of improving IT delivery by eliminating waste through automated business models leveraging cloud technologies. WebRTC Summit is co-located with 15th International Cloud Expo, 6th International Big Data Expo, 3rd International DevOps Summit and 2nd Internet of @ThingsExpo. WebRTC (Web-based Real-Time Communication) is an open source project supported by Google, Mozilla and Opera that aims to enable bro...
As more and more data is generated from a variety of connected devices, the need to get insights from this data and predict future behavior and trends is increasingly essential for businesses. Real-time stream processing is needed in a variety of different industries such as Manufacturing, Oil and Gas, Automobile, Finance, Online Retail, Smart Grids, and Healthcare. Azure Stream Analytics is a fully managed distributed stream computation service that provides low latency, scalable processing of streaming data in the cloud with an enterprise grade SLA. It features built-in integration with Azur...
With the proliferation of connected devices underpinning new Internet of Things systems, Brandon Schulz, Director of Luxoft IoT – Retail, will be looking at the transformation of the retail customer experience in brick and mortar stores in his session at @ThingsExpo. Questions he will address include: Will beacons drop to the wayside like QR codes, or be a proximity-based profit driver? How will the customer experience change in stores of all types when everything can be instrumented and analyzed? As an area of investment, how might a retail company move towards an innovation methodolo...
SYS-CON Events announced today that HPM Networks will exhibit at the 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. For 20 years, HPM Networks has been integrating technology solutions that solve complex business challenges. HPM Networks has designed solutions for both SMB and enterprise customers throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
SYS-CON Events announced today the Containers & Microservices Bootcamp, being held November 3-4, 2015, in conjunction with 17th Cloud Expo, @ThingsExpo, and @DevOpsSummit at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. This is your chance to get started with the latest technology in the industry. Combined with real-world scenarios and use cases, the Containers and Microservices Bootcamp, led by Janakiram MSV, a Microsoft Regional Director, will include presentations as well as hands-on demos and comprehensive walkthroughs.
Contrary to mainstream media attention, the multiple possibilities of how consumer IoT will transform our everyday lives aren’t the only angle of this headline-gaining trend. There’s a huge opportunity for “industrial IoT” and “Smart Cities” to impact the world in the same capacity – especially during critical situations. For example, a community water dam that needs to release water can leverage embedded critical communications logic to alert the appropriate individuals, on the right device, as soon as they are needed to take action.
WebRTC services have already permeated corporate communications in the form of videoconferencing solutions. However, WebRTC has the potential of going beyond and catalyzing a new class of services providing more than calls with capabilities such as mass-scale real-time media broadcasting, enriched and augmented video, person-to-machine and machine-to-machine communications. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Luis Lopez, CEO of Kurento, will introduce the technologies required for implementing these ideas and some early experiments performed in the Kurento open source software community in areas ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Pythian, a global IT services company specializing in helping companies leverage disruptive technologies to optimize revenue-generating systems, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 17th Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Founded in 1997, Pythian is a global IT services company that helps companies compete by adopting disruptive technologies such as cloud, Big Data, advanced analytics, and DevOps to advance innovation and increase agility. Specializing in designing, imple...
Consumer IoT applications provide data about the user that just doesn’t exist in traditional PC or mobile web applications. This rich data, or “context,” enables the highly personalized consumer experiences that characterize many consumer IoT apps. This same data is also providing brands with unprecedented insight into how their connected products are being used, while, at the same time, powering highly targeted engagement and marketing opportunities. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Nathan Treloar, President and COO of Bebaio, will explore examples of brands transforming their businesses by t...
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Lee Williams, a producer of the first smartphones and tablets, will talk about how he is now applying his experience in mobile technology to the design and development of the next generation of Environmental and Sustainability Services at ETwater. He will explain how M2M controllers work through wirelessly connected remote controls; and specifically delve into a retrofit option that reverse-engineers control codes of existing conventional controller systems so they don't have to be replaced and are instantly converted to become smart, connected devices.
With the Apple Watch making its way onto wrists all over the world, it’s only a matter of time before it becomes a staple in the workplace. In fact, Forrester reported that 68 percent of technology and business decision-makers characterize wearables as a top priority for 2015. Recognizing their business value early on, FinancialForce.com was the first to bring ERP to wearables, helping streamline communication across front and back office functions. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Kevin Roberts, GM of Platform at FinancialForce.com, will discuss the value of business applications on wearable ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Micron Technology, Inc., a global leader in advanced semiconductor systems, will exhibit at the 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Micron’s broad portfolio of high-performance memory technologies – including DRAM, NAND and NOR Flash – is the basis for solid state drives, modules, multichip packages and other system solutions. Backed by more than 35 years of technology leadership, Micron's memory solutions enable the world's most innovative computing, consumer,...
17th Cloud Expo, taking place Nov 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy. Meanwhile, 94% of enterprises are using some form of XaaS – software, platform, and infrastructure as a service.
While many app developers are comfortable building apps for the smartphone, there is a whole new world out there. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Narayan Sainaney, Co-founder and CTO of Mojio, will discuss how the business case for connected car apps is growing and, with open platform companies having already done the heavy lifting, there really is no barrier to entry.
SYS-CON Events announced today that the "Second Containers & Microservices Expo" will take place November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Containers and microservices have become topics of intense interest throughout the cloud developer and enterprise IT communities.
As more intelligent IoT applications shift into gear, they’re merging into the ever-increasing traffic flow of the Internet. It won’t be long before we experience bottlenecks, as IoT traffic peaks during rush hours. Organizations that are unprepared will find themselves by the side of the road unable to cross back into the fast lane. As billions of new devices begin to communicate and exchange data – will your infrastructure be scalable enough to handle this new interconnected world?
Manufacturing connected IoT versions of traditional products requires more than multiple deep technology skills. It also requires a shift in mindset, to realize that connected, sensor-enabled “things” act more like services than what we usually think of as products. In his session at @ThingsExpo, David Friedman, CEO and co-founder of Ayla Networks, will discuss how when sensors start generating detailed real-world data about products and how they’re being used, smart manufacturers can use the data to create additional revenue streams, such as improved warranties or premium features. Or slash...