What is “ad-hoc” reporting?
Ad-hoc is a Latin for “as the occasion requires,” and this type of reporting is a model of business intelligence (BI) wherein reports are built and distributed by non-technical users. All the user will need to do is set up the business intelligence solution, connect it to data sources and establish the desired perimeters, and from there the reports are created by end-users.
In this ad-hoc reporting model, users can use their reporting and analysis solutions to answer their questions on an as-needs basis, eliminating the need for endless IT request queries. The goal of ad-hoc reporting is to empower the end-users to ask their own questions while ending the burden that was previously on IT to create a bunch of reports that served a myriad of functions and purposes.