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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].

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