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.Net Report Builder – an Overview

.Net Report Builder is a tool that allows.Net developers to add Do It Yourself Ad Hoc reporting feature to their software without much coding and some simple configuration. This means that your end users can quickly and easily build reports that are customized to their needs.  While some software may allow users to generate reports, those reports are often confined to a handful of different templates.  With .Net Report Builder, end users decide what fields are added to the report, how it’s formatted, and much more with a very friendly and intuitive Report Wizard. This is all done from inside your application, so there’s no need to export data or run another program.

Who Needs Report Builder?

This software is for any Programmer or Software Company using ASP .Net Web Technology that wants to add ad-hoc reporting to their solution.  It’s especially useful for SaaS providers in accounting, record keeping, CRM, e-Commerce and other database solutions where users will often want to create different reports that represent different types of data.  For example, in accounting, a user may need to create reports for income, expenses, profit and loss within a specific time frame, income from specific sources, and other custom reports.

What Does it Require?

Incorporating .Net Report Builder into an existing software takes very little time or coding. If the requirement is to build a standalone app for reporting only, that’s even simpler. First, the developer needs to set up the database schema in .Net Report Builder, which is easily done using the admin tool.  Next, the developer has to setup the front end in an existing Visual Studio Project or a new one by simply adding .Net Report Builder’s nuget package contains the Controller, View and Script files will be added directly to the Visual Studio Solution.

The next step is adding the Api keys to the web.config file.  Once that’s done, you can open your application and see how Report Builder runs within it.  You can easily make style, labels or other cosmetic changes if you need to.

Note that setting up Report Builder does not require our company to have access to your client’s database or other information.  We understand that most Companies will be especially concerned about the security of their information, but you can rest assure that we never need access to your client’s data or your SQL connection.

Why Chose Report Builder over Similar Solutions?

There are two major reasons Report Builder is a great reporting solution.  The first, as outlined above, is that it’s very small and easy to install.  It won’t add any considerable bulk to your program, nor will it take up hours of your programmers’ time in installing and configuring it.

The second reason Report Builder outclasses similar programs is that it’s very customizable.  You can incorporate Report Builder so deeply into your application that it’s virtually unidentifiable as a separate module.  You can make it perfectly match everything you’ve done so that it doesn’t stand out at all. So it goes beyond white labelling.

Advantages of .Net Report Builder

Report Builder offers many advantages over designing your own reports and templates.  By allowing end users to create their own ad hoc reports, you don’t have to spend development time to create new report templates for them whenever they need one.  With that task off your developer’s plate, you’ll be able to focus on other clients and building new features or applications.

It’s very user-friendly and intuitive.  Even simple end users won’t face much of a learning curve thanks to the easy to use interface.  The Report Wizard makes selecting fields and applying filters very easy.  Once created, a custom report can be saved and updated or ran at any time in the future.

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Technology

What Affects Your Internet Speed

There was a time long ago when using the internet from your back porch required a long Ethernet cable. The Wi-Fi covers this issue and provides you better speed without any wire. Every file you downloaded from internet or web pages you view handled by thousands of computers before appearing on your screen. Let’s list all the factors that can affect your internet speed.

Hardware

Internet speed depends on your network equipment such as cable or router. For example, Wi-Fi connection is generally slower than the Ethernet connection you are using. Wi-Fi will receive this problem that your internet speed might decrease if more devices connect to the same network. Moreover, if you have a weak processor your internet speed might be slowed down by the computer.

The Host Server

Most common cause for the slow speed of internet is the host server. There is a chance that server may be configured incorrectly. A slow server can make affect anything you do on the internet.

Viruses

Once a malware or virus kicks into your system, it might be running in the system’s background. These viruses and malware connect to your internet without your permission and drains your resources. For protection, try installing an antivirus program, and get extensions and add-ons from trusted sources.

Background Apps

If your system is running on too many apps that need to connect to the internet, then things might go slower. Some of the apps might be running in the background without your noticing. Check the sync, backup setting or auto-update.

Number of Users

When a large number of users try to connect to the internet at the same time, this will slowdowns your internet speed. This happens often during peak activity hours, such as after the office timing when everyone gets home and tries to use the internet.

 TCP/IP Configuration

Installation software, which is provided by the dial-up internet providers, might change the default TCP/IP configuration settings on your computer by thinking that they will provide you better performance. These changes may cause poorer performance with internet services. Macintosh users usually don’t face these particular problems.

Distance from Router

If Wi-Fi router is placed far from you device, the internet speed won’t be as optimal as you want. To overcome this issue, consider buying a wireless repeater. For those who don’t know the wireless repeater, it is a signal copier that is the mediator of the router and the device that makes double the strength of the Wi-Fi signals. Physical and natural obstacles located between the router and device such as water and metal might also reduce the internet speed. So, make sure to not place any metal between device and router.

Web Browser

This is important that which web browser you are using. A poorly configured Web browser is the most common bottlenecks for fast web browsing. It is true that any browser won’t affect your internet speed. However, when you choose one browser over another, your browsing speed can vary.