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Report Builder Usage in the Business

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 22, 2010    Points: 0   Category :Sql Server

Hello all,

My company recently built out a 2008R2 instance of Reporting Services (no sharepoint integration).  Previously we used 2005 and did not use report builder.  As the functionality around 3.0 report builder is much greater I'd like to roll it out to end users.  I'm interested in your experiences in rolling out the tool at your own company.  Here are some questions

1. Do you only allow users to create reports and store them in their user folders?

2. Do you allow users to create dataset / shared data sources, etc.?  Subscriptions?  Snapshots?

3. How did you approach sharing of reports within a department?  For instance, if members of the finance department are creating reports, do you allow them to publish the reports in a shared locations for other finance employee to see? 

My concern revolves around having a process in place by which users can publish reports to a wider audience.  I've considered assigning and training a department 'super user' who would filter reports that would go to a 'production' folder.  Or perhaps this should be a member of IT?  Security of sensitive data is also an issue.  I'd like to guard against an end user being able to open up sensitive info to anyone they choose. 




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