We have a database that uses SQL. We are currently using a product called Logi Reports to produce simple web based reports that can be exported to XLS, PDF or XMS. So the user would (from a web page) request different filters, hit run and it would produce a report on the screen from the SQL database for data that fits the filters that were used. Logi is a free tool for limited use. We are looking for a replacement took that isn't hugely expensive that would do the same thing.
Obviously we could use Business objects or something like Crystal Reports, but they can be very pricey.