XLReporter Wins 2020 Engineers' Choice Award

Best automation, control, and instrumentation products in 28 categories


XLReporter is awarded an honorable mention in the Control Engineering 2020 Engineers' Choice Award.

XLReporter is highly scalable reporting software that turns raw process data into polished reports. Version 14.0 expands the capability of XLReporter for Web reporting, 21CFR Part 11 features and ISA18.2 Alarm Management.

This version goes beyond Microsoft Excel to design and produce reports in workbook, PDF and Web formats without needing Excel. A key benefit to users is that they can use their existing workbook skills to solve their reporting needs and avoid the steep learning curves associated with new software. XLReporter propels user to “Go Beyond Excel” by taking the best of spreadsheet functionality and delivering it to an industrial environment securely and efficiently with around-the clock robustness.

For reports to be effective, they need to be accessible and readable at one glance. With version 14.0, any device with a web browser can view automated reports on the server and produce custom reports on-demand. Reports are responsive to the device size to provide the best view of the report content.

Template development is performed in the Design Studio, the first of its kind in industry. It has the same “look and feel” of Excel and contains features like formulas, statistics, formatting, sorting, filtering, images and charts. It also provides industrial features like connectivity to data sources, analytics, wizards, scheduling, emailing and more.

Security is paramount and XLReporter addresses this with various 21CFR Part 11 features.

The implementation of ISA18.2 Alarm Management is a multi-stage process for managing alarms and is widely accepted as a good engineering practice. One stage of the process is “Monitoring and Assessment” where alarm data is analyzed for performance. XLReporter provides timely measurements of key performance indicators defined in this stage with at-a-glance dashboards that readily identify process equipment that needs operator attention.