Functional and Convenient
Value for Money
Creating reports on the fly.
Ease of use when creating reports using the web front end.
Great looking reports
Fantastic graphical representation of data
* Using the Web front end there is no way to filter or search for a column/field you want to add. If you have a 100 fields, then you have to manually scroll down and look for each one.
* The Data Model Editor where you build your field list needs a lot more work to enable a better user experience.
* The Scheduled Tasks section is the bit that will make me rewrite all of my existing reports in SSRS and get rid of Xtraction. This section has been designed for someone that has a few (less than 10 reports) in total. If you have a lot of scheduled tasks there is no easy way to find a task, and when you run the tasks it disappears from view and you have to go search for it to see if it worked. Failed tasks needs to be reset before they work again, and they fail sometimes without any apparent reason. You can also only run one report at a time in this section. Now if you have a few scheduled tasks failing and you need to rerun each of them individually, and each time you run a task the list in front of you scrambles and the task you ran disappears then you have a nightmare managing this. With tasks failing regularly this is an unnecessary admin nightmare.