Web or web-based reporting tools are used to view, create, and/or edit reports using any web interface – let’s say a web browser. These tools can either be embedded in different third-party applications or be standalone. The primary purpose of web reporting is to organize data in an actionable format by using the web as the sole medium.
In the initial phases of data analysis, reporting plays a pivotal role. It is readily used to present data in an interactive and visually appealing manner that simplifies data analysis. The interactiveness greatly varies from one report to another, or from one platform to another. The basic web reporting tools are readily used to filter, sort, export, and drill through the different semantic data layers for effective analysis. All these functionalities give the end users the ability to conduct in-depth data analysis.