Differences between Report and Dashboard Server, BI Dashboard and Reporting Controls
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The following information will help you decide which product to select for your business:
- Report and Dashboard Server
- The Enterprise-ready web-based ASP.NET MVC application with straightforward setup, intuitive administration, and comprehensive report distribution options within its user interface. This product is suitable for IT departments to reduce the cost of integrating a self-service BI, and app developers who can use the server as a ready-to-use backend for their app.
- .NET Reporting for .NET
- A set of components for application developers that currently supports .NET 6. Use these components to create your own reporting application. DevExpress Reports ship with an intuitive Visual Studio report designer, runtime report designers for WinForms/WPF/Web, and a rich set of report controls, including cross tabs and charts so you and your users can create reports of unmatched elegance and clarity.
- Business Intelligence Dashboard for .NET
- A set of components for application developers. Use these components to create your own BI Dashboard application. Embed fully-configurable dashboards into WinForms, WPF, Blazor, Web Forms, ASP.NET Core, Angular, React, and Vue apps. Currently supports .NET 6.
The following table gives a breakdown of features available in these products:
|Feature||Report and Dashboard Server||Reporting & BI Dashboard|
|User / Role Management|
(administer, create, and view dashboard and reports)
- - Available out-of-the-box
- - Supported, but requires writing code
- - Unavailable/unsupported
Difference in Licensing
The following fees are payable for the Reporting, Business Intelligence Dashboard, and Report and Dashboard Server products:
|Fee||Report and Dashboard Server||Reporting & BI Dashboard|
|Per-Server License Fee|
|Per-Developer License Fee|
The Report and Dashboard Server subscription includes 15 Client Access Licenses (CALs) that you can use to deploy the product. Additional CALs are available in bundles of 5.
See the following topic for details: License and Distribution.
Difference in Subscriptions
The following table shows the difference between the Reporting, Business Intelligence Dashboard, and Report and Dashboard Server product subscriptions:
|Report and Dashboard Server||Report & Dashboard Server subscription with 15 CALs|
|Reporting||Universal, DXperience, Reporting, and platform subscriptions|
Requires Per-Server License for each user. See the Licensing section.
A Client Access License (or a CAL) is the right to have an individual account in the Report and Dashboard Server.