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Season's Greetings

With our "donation instead of gifting" tradition, this year we support a Pestalozzi Children's Village in purchasing sleds and winter clothes for the children. Another part of the donations goes to Rainforest Rescue, which is committed to preserving rainforests and protecting their inhabitants. Doctors without Borders is using our donation in Haiti to fight cholera in the aftermath of Hurricane "Matthew".

On the evening of December 23, 2016 combit closes for the holiday season. We will be back on January 2, 2017 with our usual drive and look forward to new, shared challenges. Happy holidays!

List & Label Wins Gold at the Visual Studio Reader's Choice Awards

Readers of Visual Studio Magazine honoured List & Label with Gold and first place  in category "Reporting, Analysis and Visualization". We're absolutely thrilled and thankful for this award!

Visual Studio Magazine

combit is a Visual Studio 2017 RC Sim-Ship Partner

Version 22 of our List & Label reporting tool supports brand-new Visual Studio 2017 right from the release. combit is a Microsoft Premier Partner and proud to provide you with compatibility and a smooth start.

Download free trial of List & Label 22

List & Label 22 is Released

List & Label 22 is released! We're very pleased to be able to provide you and your users version 22 of our reporting tool, which includes several innovations. Explore the new features for yourself right now: in the Designer, for crosstabs and charts, for .NET, and in many other areas.

New features of List & Label 22

With List & Label at at the EMEA PUG Challenge

From time to time it's great fun to stray off the beaten .NET path to venture into other developer's hemispheres. Read all about Jochen Bartlau's visit to the EMEA PUG Challenge Conference in Noordwijk/Netherlands.

combit Development Blog

The Core of Your Success: List & Label 22

List & Label 22 will be released this fall. Radar and treemap are new chart types that will add more variety to your reports. In particular, crosstabs in the Report Designer also received a wide range of new features. The Report Designer allows your users to animate report objects with visual fade-ins, transitions and more. New logging options and a host of other new features round off the upcoming version.

Read up on all the new features in LL22 + early bird offer

Learnxpress Introduces Report Server 3 in India

Our business intelligence solution combit Report Server gathers momentum internationally. Indian blogger Anand Narayanaswamy now wrote about selected new features. Conclusion: "combit Report Server is the browser-based perfect business intelligence solution for all kinds of data. The product contains a powerful report designer based on award-winning combit List & Label technology."

Read the complete article posted on

combit Report Server 3 Released!

With more than 20 new features, our self-service reporting solution combit Report Server is released! One of the highlights is the ad-hoc Designer, which helps users easily create lists and charts as quick as lightning. In addition version 3 comes with new data sources, and a bunch of improvements and brandnew features in the Report Server Designer.

See all features of Report Server 3 at a glance
Test the Online Demo now

combit Report Server 3 Coming Soon

Our combit Report Server is entering the home stretch. Among the top features in the upcoming release is the ad-hoc Designer, which helps the user quickly create lists and charts, more data sources, and a big number of improvements and new features in the Report Server Designer. Overall, the combit Report Server 3 has over 20 new features under the hood.

See all features of Report Server 3 at a glance

combit and Xojo - Teaming up for an Even Larger Community

We are delighted to present the next renowned synergy partner, the Xojo development platform. Xojo has more than 300,000 users around the globe. Through synergetic partnerships combit is continually expanding the user's scope and building the community for the award-winning reporting tool List & Label. An app created by Xojo Evangelist Paul Lefebvre, with the assistance of developers from combit, demonstrates how easy it is to integrate List & Label. As of now, Xojo developers have an award-winning and easy to use reporting tool at their fingertips. Further joint developments between Xojo and List & Label are already being planned.

The jointly programmed app can be found here
The List & Label trial can be found here

combit Company Holidays

Our office is closed for holidays until January the 3rd. We are at your service again as fresh as ever on the 4th of January 2016. Season's Greetings from the entire combit team.

Continuing a Cherished Tradition: Festive Donations at combit

Enthusiastic once again: Anand Narayanaswamy Interviews Jochen Bartlau

Indian Blogger Anand Narayanaswamy accompanies our reporting tool for many years. This year again, he took the opportunity to lead an exclusive interview with our Head of Development List & Label, Jochen Bartlau. It’s a gread read!

Read the whole interview
All Highlights of List & Label 21 at a glance

Holte AS Has Decided to Deploy List & Label

Holte AS has decided to deploy combit’s reporting tool List & Label: "We looked for a component that could handle many pages with rich text and after testing the performance of this with combit List & Label, it was an easy choice. We are very satisfied with it. Currently the PDF output is the most used option." With over 35 years of experience, Holte AS is Norway's leading vendor of software, services and training for the construction and real estate industry.

See all highlights of List & Label at a glance

Continuing a Cherished Tradition: Festive Donations at combit

Looking back at a great year, we would like to thank our customers and business partners for the productive cooperation. Thanks to you we can maintain our tradition "donations instead of gifts". This year, we help entrepreneurs in the Balkans: Help e.V. supports Serbian small businesses in the areas of agriculture, services and crafts. Another part of our donations supports the Pestalozzi Children’s and Adolescent’s Village Wahlwies in expanding the family homes. The Greenpeace Environmental Foundation will receive a donation for activities to protect bees.

Learn more about what we care for

List & Label and WebDatabases at the Microsoft Connect (); // 2015

Great honor for combit List & Label and WebDatabases: WebDatabases's pharmacy management solution, developed with List & Label and Visual Studio, has been presented to a large audience at the Microsoft Connect (); // 2015 in New York. The Microsoft Connect (); is one of the most renowned and best attended developer conferences worldwide. In addition, Microsoft has written an inspiring success story about the solution, and awarded us with the Visual Studio Partner Award for our efforts with these words:
"We would like to award this Visual Studio Partner Award to combit, for their efforts and success in developing key Visual Studio developer tools and for supporting the Visual Studio developer ecosystem. Their customer success story involving WebDatabases and bringing flexibility and automation to German pharmacies through combit List and Label is a great example of their positive efforts." – Tom Lindeman, Director, Developer Tools Sales & Marketing

You can find the complete Success Story here (440 KB)
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combit Earns Two Awards in Big Data Vendor Benchmark 2016!

combit received an outstanding evaluation and not one but two awards in the Big Data Vendor Benchmark Study 2016. The panel of judges at the Experton Group awarded combit the title of "Big Data Leader Germany" in the Data Aggregation category. According to the study, leaders are companies that "have a highly attractive product and service offering and a very strong market and competitive position". In the Visualization/Dashboard category, we received the title of "Big Data Rising Star Germany". Here, the study focused particularly on the visualization options from a large number of different data sources. The Rising Star award is particularly notable, as the title was only awarded 6 times among the 100 competitors assessed.

Test free combit Report Server online demo now!
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List & Label 21 is released!

Version 21 of Reporting Tool List & Label is released! You receive top features such as native aggregate functions, support for nested tables, conditional formatting, the new Web Designer, which is independent from browser plugins, and much more. Additional to the List & Label formula language, you can now use C# and other scripting languages such as VBScript.

All features and information of version 21 at a glance

combit Donates for Refugees

A total of 12,500 euros have been collected as the result of a spontaneous fundraiser among combit employees and the management board. combit employees have donated their working hours. This was converted into a sum of money and doubled by management. This clarion call supports the work of the save-me group Konstanz, which provides assistance and guidance to refugees by helping them adapt to their new lives. "Furthermore, as a company, we welcome the inflow of refugees and other people of foreign origin in economic terms, as it counteracts the shortage of skilled workers in Germany in the medium term," said combit founder and shareholder Peter Magulski on the current situation.

More information on the work of save-me Konstanz (German)
More information on the engagement of combit

combit List & Label Supports Microsoft Visual Studio 2015

Right from its debut our multiple award winning reporting tool List & Label supports freshly released Microsoft Visual Studio 2015.  As part of an exclusive group of Visual Studio Sim-Ship partners combit has already been supporting Visual Studio for many years. That guarantees that our components and controls for Visual Studio are already compatible with the latest version as soon as it is launched. Mitra Azizirad, General Manager, Developer Tools Marketing and Sales, Microsoft Corp., says: “combit’s List & Label compatibility with Visual Studio 2015 gives developers access to impressive and detailed reporting capabilities."

See List & Label 20 reporting tool highlights and test the trial

List & Label 20 certified for Windows 10

Even before the release of Windows 10, we were able to certify our reporting tool List & Label 20 for the new operating system. So our software meets Microsoft's stringent certification requirements. At the same time we don't leave Windows XP users out in the cold, because our advanced report generator still supports it.

List & Label 20 reporting tool

New REST API Interface for combit Report Server

Latest Service pack makes combit Report Server 2.0 even more powerful. From now on, the new REST API interface enables Enterprise customers  to generate or schedule reports from other applications. This way, combit Report Server is even more flexible. This is one of the most frequent customer requests that has been put into practice quickly.

Go directly to the REST API application example

combit Report Server 2.0 on LearnXpress

Indian blogger Anand Narayanaswamy has a good sense for latest software issues. Therefore it is not surprising that he wrote a nice article + interview on our combit Report Server 2.0. Here some extracts: "With the help of combit Report Server 2.0, business users will be able to create and generate powerful reports. The report server also increases efficiency…" Sounds great!

Read the full artikel + interview here

combit Report Server 2.0 released!

Version 2.0 of our Business Intelligence solution combit Report Server is released! The newly-added top features include report parameters, report elements and an interactive preview. Also on board are new data sources and export formats, new designer features and much more. Another highlight is a success guarantee, which is now provided for all Report Server customers.

Try out the combit Report Server 2.0

List & Label on World Tour

Indian Blogger Anand Narayanaswamy provides evidence that "deployed worldwide" is no empty phrase. Thanks to him, List & Label is well-known in India for years. This time Narayanaswamy has written two posts on our many award-winning reporting tool – one is an informative article and the other one a detailed interview. Definitely worth reading!

Read article on List & Label 20
Read interview on List & Label 20

combit Employees donate Leave Day

To help the victims of Ebola in West Africa and the refugees in Syria, many combit employees spontaneously donated a vacation day. These days were converted into money, and combit then doubled the donations. The donation went to the aid organization Doctors Without Borders.

Support Doctors Without Borders

Accolade from Dr. Dobb's - List & Label "Big in America"

List & Label has earned worldwide reputation for excellence. The journalists of Dr. Dobb's were particularly impressed by the efficacy of our reporting tool and have written a nice article on the release of version 20.

The complete article is available here

List & Label fully supports Visual Studio Community Edition

Microsoft now offers Open Source developers and small teams a new free version of its development environment. As Visual Studio Industry Partner, we have ensured beforehand that List & Label works seamlessly with this Community Edition. Thus, our Report Generator will be conveniently available with the greatest flexibility in terms of usable data sources, barcodes and export formats.

Test the new version 20

List & Label 20 released!

The latest version of our multiple award winning report generator has been released on schedule. Among the many new features are the new HTML 5 viewer, multiple report containers, faster filtering and 1:1 relations at database level as well as new export formats and data providers. By adjusting the coordinates to the output device, barcodes get the best result "A" now according to ISO/IEC 15416.

Check out the new version 20

combit Report Server on Interview

Our combit Report Server attracts worldwide attention. The Indian journalist Anand Narayanaswamy conducts a nice interview with Alexander Horak, Head of Development combit Report Server, about our new Business Intelligence solution.

Read the interview about our combit Report Server

combit and REA VERIFIER: New Partnership

List & Label 20 is sending good heralds. One of them is the cooperation with the renowned vendor of barcode verifiers REA VERIFIER. This means that starting in the fall of 2014, List & Label 20 customers will have a highly-improved barcode printing engine at their fingertips.

Read Jochen's blog about the barcode-optimization

combit Donates 500 Trees

Excellent result of combit’s 25th birthday anniversary discount: We promised to plant a tree for every incoming order. Now we go one step further and bring it up to a round figure: 500 trees for an Oxfam aid program. Really impressive!

Get more information about Oxfam

combit company outing

Work hard, play hard. It's that time again: The annual combit company outing starts on Thursday, 07/17/2014. While we stroll around Lake Constance, our answering machine guards the international combit headquarters in Constance. On Friday we are available for you again, fully refreshed and full of vim and vigor.

Impressions of combit company outings

combit Releases New Business Intelligence Solution

combit has released a new Enterprise Reporting solution into the market. The combit Report Server is browser-based, ready to use out-of-the-box and intuitive to work with. With List & Label the Report Server has a powerful Report Designer at its core.

Test the new Business Intelligence solution

combit Turns 25 - Time to Celebrate

25 years of benchmark setting software development — that is combit's success story. In order to invite its customers to share in the joy of this momentous anniversary, combit will be giving a 25% discount on all software products from June 25th to July 4th, 2014. Furthermore, in line with combit's green efforts, a tree will be planted for each incoming order.

Get 25% anniversary discount!

combit Teams up With Taste IT Consulting

Keeping on improving our reporting tool, we proudly present our new software partner Taste IT Consulting. There is a free data provider for Progress OpenEdge available for all List & Label customers.

Download free data provider for Progress OpenEdge

combit Sponsors Two Filipino Children

After the typhoon in the Philippines in 2013, we decided to sponsor two children in the disaster-struck area through Plan International. Just now we have finally received some detailed information about the two. “Our” children are called Myles and Jihoo and are both 5 years old. We are very excited to know who they are and hope that we can help improving their lives and the lives of their families.

Sponsor a child!

List & Label Again One of The 4 Best Programmer Libraries Worldwide According to Dr. Dobb's

Our List & Label reporting tool has once more been chosen to be one of the finalists in the category "Programmer Libraries". The judges described List & Label as a "rich, polished, and capable product". More assets according to the judges: fast and easy integration of great reporting functionality, vast choice of chart types and rapid performance.
Conclusion: "I believe it's the one of the best ways to add reporting and charts to Windows programs."

Awards and accolades of the reporting tool

Check Out Our Blog!

Our new blog from the reporting tool development team gives you a first impression of the new features we are working on.

combit Dev Blog

List & Label: Feature Boost Plus Free RSSBus Data Source

Our List & Label reporting tool starts into 2014 with one of the richest service packs of all time:  
  • Support for RSSBus ADO.NET data providers: Access data sources such as SAP, Salesforce, SharePoint, Dynamics CRM, etc.
  • ZUGFeRD support: Through a cooperation with intarsys consulting, List & Label is the first report generator in the world to enable this form of invoice output.
  • .NET data provider for Excel data, independent of Excel installation (XlsDataProvider).
  • New language kits: Russian, Portuguese, Serbian (Latin/Cyrillic), Dutch (language kits included in the Enterprise Edition).
Service Pack downlaod for customers with List & Label 19
For all List & Label customers: RSSBus provides an ADO.NET data source - for free!

TOP PRODUCT and Test Result Very Good for List & Label

The testers at PC Magazine are impressed and give List & Label the test result "very good". Accodering to the experts, the report generator is a TOP PRODUCT, especially because of its interactive possibilities in the report output.
Press reviews on the award-winning reporting tool

Gold and Silver Awards for List & Label

Our reporting tool won again: At the renowned DevPro and SQL Server Pro Community Choice Awards 2013 List & Label has been honored with two gold and three silver awards! Thus, List & Label can keep carrying the title "Best BI / Reporting Product" and has won more awards than any other product in the current survey. Other categories in which our reporting tool won: Best Reporting Tool, Best Charting and Graphics Tool and Best Vendor Support.
Awards at DevPro
Awards at SQL Server Pro

Employees Donate Leave Day for Typhoon Victims

In aid of the typhoon victims in the Philippines combit employees spontaneously donated a leave day. The donated leave days' value was doubled by combit. The donation goes to the humanitarian aid organization Doctors Without Borders.
Support Doctors Without Borders

List & Label 19 Has Been Released

Version 19 of our award-winning List & Label report generator has just been released. Numerous improvements such as more interactive reports, new chart types like shapefiles, funnel and donut, as well as new features for .NET developers will amaze you!

Download free trial version of List & Label 19
Check out new features and watch product video

List & Label Is Compatible With NuoDB Blackbirds 2.0

We congratulate our technology partner NuoDB to the release of NuoDB Blackbirds 2.0. It includes major new geo-distributed data management and database automation features, making it the first SQL/ACID compliant distributed database that delivers the holy grail of database technology. The upcoming version 19 of the List & Label reporting tool is compatible with NuoDB Blackbirds and offers a data provider.

Get the open source code
Website of our technology partner NuoDB

combit at the CodeRage 8 Developers Conference

Our Synergy Partner Embarcadero holds the CodeRage online conference from October 15th to 17th. International Embarcadero experts and known developers present their insider knowledge in various online sessions. The soon to be released version 19 of List & Label is compatible with Embarcadero RAD Studio XE5.

Join: CodeRage 8 online conference
combit in the virtual exhibit hall

List & Label 19 is Coming Up – Take Advantage of Early Bird Offers

The next version of our reporting tool is about to take off: With List & Label 19 your application gets more interactive it will benefit from great new chart types. Discover the new features in our News brochure, especially for .NET programmers. Plus, we have fantastic Early Bird offers!

Check out the new features and save with the Early Bird offers.

combit is Visual Studio 2013 Launch Partner

combit is one of a select group of international SimShip partners of Microsoft, and will be part of the Virtual Launch of Visual Studio 2013 on November 13, 2013. This means we could ensure from an early stage that List & Label 19 fully supports the new dev environment. Don't miss the Virtual Launch and save the date.

VS2013 Virtual Launch: Save the date!
Get to know more about combit synergy partners

Vote for LL in DevPro and SQL Server Pro Community Choice Awards

Our reporting tool is nominated again at the DevPro & SQL Server Pro Community Choice awards. We appreciate your vote for List & Label!

DevPro Categories: 2. Charting & Graphics Tool, 15. Printing/Reporting Tool, 24. Vendor Support
SQL Server Pro Categories: 2. Best BI & Reporting Product, 9. Best Vendor Tech Support

Summer Special: Save on Reporting Tool List & Label

This August, combit prices will get you in a real summer mood: The hotter it is at 9:00 a.m. in Constance, the more discount you get on the regular list price of reporting tool List & Label.

Until August 30th only: Save ready cash!

List & Label is One of the Best Programmer Libraries Worldwide

Our reporting tool has been honored as a finalist in the 2013 Dr. Dobb's Jolt Awards. List & Label is one of the top six programmer libraries worldwide. The judges were excited about List & Label being "a powerful and intuitive report generator".

Press quotes of the reporting tool

web & mobile DEVELOPER Takes List & Label 18 Under The Microscope

A comprehensive review of the report generator List & Label has been published in the current issue 02/2013. The new version was put through its paces and thrilled the testers!

Read press quotes about List & Label

List & Label is TOP PRODUCT and Gets Top Rating "very good"

Our reporting tool gets the top rating again: German PC Magazin honours List & Label with the top ratings "TOP PRODUCT" and "very good" in its current issue 1/2013.

PC Magazin test quotes

Awesome: List & Label Earns Multiple Gold Awards!

Our report generator is a champion – winning three gold medals in the prestigious DevPro and SQL Server Pro Community Choice Awards 2012 in the categories "Best Printing/Reporting Tool" at DevPro and "Best Business Intelligence/Reporting Product" and "Best Vendor Tech Support" at SQL Server Pro.

Three gold medals from DevPro and SQL Server Pro

And Action: Highlights in List & Label 18

Our reporting tool is the star in the new product movie! Special highlight is the report generator's high performance.

List & Label 18: Highlights of the new version

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