XML Reporting

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A Multifaceted Visual Designer for XML Reporting

StyleVision visually transforms XML content into reports and forms that address business goals.

XML is a powerful and pervasive family of standards used to capture information in an application-independent format. When used in conjunction with related standards such as XML Schema, XPath, and XSLT, XML can address a wide spectrum of enterprise information management needs. However, XML can be overwhelmingly complex, especially when used to address elaborate business domains.

StyleVision has deep roots in XML, but its visually-focused interface makes it possible for designers to focus on delivering business solutions rather than contending with low-level XML details. Whether working with XML data inputs or producing compelling reports in XML formats such as Open XML, StyleVision is a uniquely powerful tool for XML publishing. StyleVision also makes it easy to transform XML inputs — along with SQL database and XBRL inputs — into reports and forms in other formats, including HTML, PDF, Word, and RTF.

StyleVision designs also generate an Authentic enterprise form for interactive reporting. Designers can distribute their designs to Authentic end users, who can select data that they wish to show using drop down menus, check boxes, etc., before generating report output.

Drag-and-drop XML Publisher

The StyleVision approach to publishing XML reports makes it easy to design eye-catching HTML, PDF, and Word documents that incorporate advanced features such as charts, dynamic data selection, conditional templates, and more. You simply load your XML data source(s) in StyleVision and then drag and drop to position and style nodes in the design pane. Intelligent menus and entry helpers assist you as you work. You can even combine multiple XML data sources or combine XML with relational data in meaningful ways to meet any business reporting need.

StyleVision supports dynamic reporting, letting you create layout templates for consistent formatting while allowing actual report content to be determined at run-time based on your source data. This lets you retain your intricate report designs from one project to the next.

StyleVision also includes an integrated XPath Builder and Evaluator, which lets you select data dynamically using complex XPath expressions

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XPath builder for publishing XML

Multichannel XML Reports

Each design you create in the StyleVision XML publisher generates your XML report in multiple channels for print and the Web, including PDF, RTF, Word, and HTML. Standards-conformant XSLT stylesheets to transform XML to these output formats are also simultaneously generated, making it easy to automate transformations in custom XML information workflows. With one click you can save any or all of these stylesheets and their corresponding output.

Using StyleVision to create reusable reporting templates for your XML content helps you avoid the time consuming and error prone task of rekeying data when it changes, and simultaneous multi-channel output lets you publish XML reports in the various formats required for today's business communications - all with a single click.

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