Forerunner Software was offering the next generation, mobile first, enterprise reporting and embedded BI solutions that power modern application environments by providing multiplatform data integration and data presentation capabilities for corporations and ISVs. Microsoft today announced that they have acquired Mobilizer and Report Viewer technology from Forerunner to accelerate their investments in Reporting Services.
Microsoft provided the following as the reasons behind this acquisition:
- You’re looking for cloud Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) or Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) that can run SSRS reports. As you might’ve seen in our Spring ’18 Release Notes, we’re actively working on bringing SSRS reports to the Power BI cloud service, and we’re building on client-side rendering to make that possible.
- You want to view SSRS reports on your phone, perhaps using the Power BI app. We believe this technology will help us deliver better, more responsive UI for supplying report parameter values, navigating within reports, and possibly even viewing report content.
Learn more about this announcement here.