My organization uses CiviCRM and we are contemplating moving away from it, but before we make that decision I wanted to canvass this site for some information. I'm not incredibly familiar with the inner-workings of the software, so bear with me.
Currently, we have lots of users (around 400) who have access to Civi via specific groups with specific permissions. One complaint that we get is that it's cumbersome to run reports. Most run only membership reports, but in order to do that they have to enter their search criteria every time (Associated chapter, date range, membership types, Current Members, etc.). Is there a way to format the UI so that when those users log in that they have button that says "Run Membership Report" or "Run Contributions Report" that has pre-filled parameters based on their specific permissions? Or are stuck with the dropdown menu search and cumbersome process?
Is there a Civi addon that formats search results into graphic reports or graphs/charts?
Also, is it possible to auto-run reports at a set period (say monthly) and have them emailed to a particular contact associated with a particular chapter/org?