AgilePoint NX provides one of the most feature rich eForms designer in the market today. In AgilePoint NX v8.0, we introduced powerful BI and analytics reporting module. In this release, we extend the capabilities of the eForms designer by allowing users to embed those reports in the eForms. With this, the power of BI, advanced analytics and powerful charting is now available on eForm pages.
If you recollect, a report is made up of components called report parts. These are individual charts, tables, gauges and more that make up the report. The eForms designer can select the desired report part and place it in an eForms page as per the desired layout. Moreover, these reports can be dynamic and change based on data which is entered on the form.
By merging BI with forms, business users can make faster informed decisions on the eForms screen, instead of context switching between the eForms page and Analytics Center. With the introduction of this feature in v8.0 SU1, now BI and analytics is available on both Page Builder and eForms.
- The reports are rendered natively in the forms and is not using IFrame.
- These charts are supported even for forms rendered outside of AgilePoint portal i.e. in apps like mobile apps, office 365 etc.
- In case of a web page designed using the page builder, the purpose is to only display information, not interact dynamically with the user as those are mainly used for landing page without any input form elements. Hence the report part in page builder does not support filters at runtime on the page. Where as an eForm is interactive and is designed to take user inputs. Hence, a report part embedded in an eForms, can take user inputs to alter the content displayed on the report part.
Lets look at this in action.