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Reporting functions within ICIS allow users to retrieve and display data in either standard or ad hoc reports. 

Standard reports are pre-defined reports that can be run to display certain widely used information.  A set of national standard reports is also included with ICIS. Each of these reports has specific logic and is directed to the types of users who will most often use the information. 

Ad hoc reports allow users to define their own reports to display information for a specific need or requirement.  Ad hoc reporting uses a set of predefined objects to develop reports based on the user's data needs. Users can create a customized query, then format the retrieved information for easy analysis of underlying trends within ICIS.

The ICIS Reporting Tool uses Business Objects XI, a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) product that provides both self-service access to data and intuitive information analysis. 

The following resources offer more detailed information on creating reports with Business Objects.

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ICIS Standard Reports

Best Management Practices for Business Objects and Web Intelligence (PDF) (34 pp, 1.40MB) - The document provides ICIS users with resolutions to some common user issues, the knowledge required to perform everyday reporting tasks efficiently, and describes several key features of Business Objects XI.

Building Reports Using Web Intelligence (PDF) (567 pp, 6.1MB) - This manual provides information on the logic needed to create simple ad hoc reports.  It documents the logic and helps the user with step by step instructions to develop their own reports from a starting framework.

WebI Rich Clients User's Guide (PDF) (299 pp, 1.12 MB) - Web Intelligence Rich Client is a locally installed Microsoft Windows application that lets you work with Web Intelligence (WID) documents that are stored locally or in a content management system (CMS). Web Intelligence Rich Client is based on the Web Intelligence Java Report Panel and provides equivalent document creation, editing, formatting, printing and saving capabilities.

ICIS Shaed Reports Guidance (PDF) (7 pp, 612.64K) - The Business Objects WebIntelligence software allows reports to be shared.  Users in a shared community can take reports that have been developed by others, modify the reports to meet their needs and then store them for their use. (Target audience: EPA HQ, Regions, States)

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