Reporting software only provides one component of the total enterprise requirement for integrated information, analysis and reporting. Your business must weigh its need for analysis and timely results against the benefits of a reporting package that requires and analyst or IT expert to develop custom reports. Self-serve, mobile BI tools provide the information business users need to make critical decisions and take decisive action at the touch of a finger from multiple data source, multiple applications!
Original Source - White Paper – Business Intelligence Tool vs. Reporting Tool