One of the best attended sessions at NTEN's 14NTC was the Data Visualization session. It was not only standing room only, but it also included people sitting on the floor and standing outside the room trying to hear tips and insights about this hot topic.
CiviCRM has a wide selection of reports. Users can choose out of the box reports, but if these don't meet your needs, you can also customize them.
There are times though, that there is a need to analyze data, not only from CiviCRM, but from other applications, such as an online store and/or your CMS. The beauty of CiviCRM is that it's so flexible and open that it can integrate with third party applications like Jasper. We have used Jasper successfully with our clients - in our experience, Jasper offers more flexibility in terms of input and output, reports are quicker to develop and there's no need to know PHP.
Following are four samples of reports that our clients have requested, utilizing their CiviCRM and Magento databases and pulling the data in new and interesting ways:
If you'd like to see a video of these reports, please click here.