Product Status Change Notification
Effective immediately, we are officially changing the status of the following product to Retired:
- Infragistics Reporting (previously NetAdvantage Reporting)
Though Reporting might seem to be in its infancy, with more to be said and done in terms of features and functionality, the reporting market is shifting and we are shifting with it. Enterprise reporting has moved beyond traditional tabular, developer-built reports. Modern, Enterprise reporting is about rich data visualization, dashboards, analytics, mobility, collaboration, social, sharing and end-user empowerment.
A little over a year ago we published our first version of a touch-first, self-service reporting & analytics tool called ReportPlus. Initially, we shipped ReportPlus on iOS, for iPads and iPhones, and just two weeks ago we shipped a viewer experience on Android for ReportPlus. In a nutshell, ReportPlus is about helping end-users easily transform their data into actionable insights in a native business intelligence application that empowers informed decision-making through eye-popping, do-it-yourself analytical dashboards that are available on any modern platform.
So now the BIG NEWS .... later this year, we will be shipping a desktop companion to ReportPlus, with the same ease-of- use, drag-and-drop design-time experience that you get today in the iOS version of ReportPlus!
The beauty of this approach is that you get a native viewing experience, both Android & iOS apps, as well as an HTML-based viewer, for reports that you design as a developer or that your users & customers design. Along with the desktop & mobile designers & viewers, we have a Cloud experience that allows easy sharing and storage of your reports.
From a developer perspective, you get killer features beyond the ease of use, like exporting, annotation, drill-down, and more. But really, it comes down to data sources and how easy you can create mash-ups and joins across disparate data stores. With ReportPlus, you get the following data source built in:
- Google Drive
Customer Relationship Managers
- Microsoft Dynamics CRM
- SQL Server
- Hadoop Hive
- Analysis Services Server
- PostgreSQL Server
- Reporting Services Server
- Web Analytics
- Google Analytics
- OData Services
- IMAP Mail Server
- Web Resources (Web Services, SOA Endpoints)
- Microsoft Excel
- …and more!
That's all built in, and it works today in ReportPlus. You'll get the same experience in the desktop version of ReportPlus when it ships later this year.
This is our story for modern, Enterprise-scale reporting - ReportPlus. So while the story is not the best in terms of product retirement, we take this very seriously, we do believe that long-term ReportPlus is the solution that you need to deliver the absolute best data visualization, dashboard and analytics to your customers, accessible from anywhere on any device.
Impact of Retiring a Product
As I have written in previous blogs, when we retire a product or control, we maintain our existing support policy:
- Bug fixes / service releases for 12 months after the retirement announcement
- 3 years of developer support on the product
The difference compared to a shipping control:
- No new features
- No potentially risky bug fixes
- Controls / Product are removed from the installer & website immediately
This results in:
- The final service release for retiring product / controls in 15.1 will be April 2016
- Support will expire for retiring product / controls in 15.1 controls in October 2017
If you have any questions on the status of these products, or would like to understand any deeper details, please email me at email@example.com and I will give you what you need.
If you are interested in checking out the experience of viewing reports, designing reports, connecting to data sources and sharing reports in the cloud, go to the App Store and give ReportPlus for iOS a spin.
To see the viewing experience on Android devices, go to Google Play and grab the latest Android viewer.
To read all about ReportPlus and what it offers, and how Infragistics can be a key part of mobilizing your Enterprise, check out Infragistics Enterprise Mobility offerings for both secure document management as well as reporting, dashboards & analytics.