BI xPress - Severstal NA
"BIxPress has really helped us in our ETL and in streamlining our SSIS Packages.. This product is a thumbs up for anyone doing SSIS Packages."
Akhil Mahajan

Sr. Software Developer

Severstal NA, Greater Detroit Area

BI xPress - Peter Schott
"Finally got around to trial of BI xPress from Pragmatic Works - really wishing I'd done it a LOT sooner. Near real-time monitor==cool."
BI xPress - Verisk Health
"It’s such a cool and functionable tool/product mainly designed for the SSIS field."
Anil Maharjan

Software Engineer

Verisk Health, Nepal

BI xPress - Tech Data
"BI xPress has saved us an incredible amount of SSIS development time and allowed us to create new across the board development standards..."
Dave F.

Sr. SQL Server DBA

Tech Data

BI xPress - Gary M
"Use of tools such as BI xPress and DOC xPress from Pragmatic Works are relatively inexpensive tools that do amazing things with SSIS. BI xPress is a must for making notification more friendly and providing real-time and historical monitoring of ETL."
BI xPress - Workforce Logic
"BI xPress has accelerated our development project by enabling rich configurable auditing and notification to our hundreds of packages without any code changes."
C. O'Connor

Data Warehouse Architect

Workforce Logic



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BI xPress Reporting Performance Monitor

BI xPress now makes monitoring and troubleshooting of SSRS reports easier by adding the Reporting Performance Monitor. The Reporting Performance Monitor will display critical performance statistics related to SSRS reports, including:

Feature Highlights

  • A high level overview of a report server
  • Displays stats such as average runtime, average processing time, number of executions, amount of data transferred, and memory usage
  • Shows the percentage of runtime that is consumed by processing a report
Reporting Performance Monitor

Reporting Performance Monitor - Step 1
Launch the BI xPress console from the Windows start menu.

Launch the BI xPress console from the Windows start menu.

Reporting Performance Monitor - Step 2
On the far right is the ‘Reporting Console’ icon. Clicking this icon will open the console.

On the far right is the ‘Reporting Console’ icon. Clicking this icon will open the console.

Reporting Performance Monitor - Step 3
Provide connection information for the report server.

Provide connection information for the report server.

Reporting Performance Monitor - Step 4
Provide connection information for the report server.

Provide connection information for the report server.

Reporting Performance Monitor - Step 5
Once connected, the performance monitor will display four different reports. Each report can be maximized for better viewing.

Once connected, the performance monitor will display four different reports. Each report can be maximized for better viewing.

Reporting Performance Monitor - Step 6

Report Averages

This report will show a number of statistics about the reports running on your server, including its name, status, and average runtime. Runtime is then broken down into data retrieval, processing, and rendering times. Times exceding user-configured threshholds will be highlighted to indicate which reports are struggling.

Report Averages

This report will show a number of statistics about the reports running on your server, including its name, status, and average runtime. Runtime is then broken down into data retrieval, processing, and rendering times. Times exceding user-configured threshholds will be highlighted to indicate which reports are struggling.

Reporting Performance Monitor - Step 7
Click the options icon in the upper right corner to adjust report threshholds.

Click the options icon in the upper right corner to adjust report threshholds.

Reporting Performance Monitor - Step 8
Here, users can customize the runtime percentage for errors and warnings among other settings.

Here, users can customize the runtime percentage for errors and warnings among other settings.

Reporting Performance Monitor - Step 9

Longest Running Reports

Displays each report on the chosen server. Mouse over reports and to display their average runtime.

Longest Running Reports

Displays each report on the chosen server. Mouse over reports and to display their average runtime.

Reporting Performance Monitor - Step 10

Report Frequency

Displays a bar graph depicting the number of times reports have been executed.

Report Frequency

Displays a bar graph depicting the number of times reports have been executed.

Reporting Performance Monitor - Step 11

Active Users

Displays user names, and the number of reports each user has executed on the server.

Active Users

Displays user names, and the number of reports each user has executed on the server.

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