Complex and time-consuming custom paper reports built from multiple data sources can now be fulfilled electronically by a centralized Report Fulfillment Service.
Users' computers are now freed up to accomplish other tasks while requested reports are generated. Some of these reports were compilations of hundreds of pages, which used to tie up their computers. Now users can request their reports, even at the end of the day, go home, and the report will be waiting for them when it is ready.
Furthermore, the service is located within the company's main data center. Faster networking speeds within the data center and closer proximity of the report fulfillment service to the data sources mean reports are generated far quicker than from end users computers, which may be connected remotely.
A web portal accompanies the service, and users are able to go to that portal to retrieve their requested reports.