A recurring concern for IT Pros looking to employ SQL Server Reporting Services is the apparent need to use Visual Studio as the report designer. This is not the case. There are a number of alternatives out there.
Firstly, there are two alternatives that I’m aware of that can be used by normal ‘end users’ to directly create RDL.
Secondly, there are BI ‘end user’ reporting tools such as:
that have integrated Reporting Services into their applications.