SQL Server Reporting Services provides a full range of tools and services ready to use that will help you to create, implement and administrate reports for the organization. Reporting Services includes progamming features that allow you to extend and customize the funcionality of reports.
Reporting Services is a report platform (based on server?) that provides full funcionality of reports for a diversity of databases sources. Reporting Services includes a full tool set to create, administrate and deliver reports, as well as API that allows developers to integrate or increase the process of data and reports in personalized applications. Reporting Services tools work within Microsoft Visual Studio environment, and they are totally integrated to SQL server tools and components.
With Reporting Services, you can create interactive reports, tabular, graphical or freeform from relational, multidimensionals or XML based data. Reports can include advanced data visualization, such as charts, maps and small graphics. You can publish reports, schedule report processing or access reports on demand. You can choose from several display formats, export reports to other applications, such as Microsoft Excel, and subscribe to published reports. The created reports can be viewed through a web-based connection, as part of a Microsoft Window application, or a Share Point site. You can also create data alerts of the published reports in a SharePoint site and receive emails when the report data changes.