The Volunteer Reporter is a standalone program designed for volunteer management, built on Visual dBase, version 7, so it does not require any other software to run. All reports can be exported to Word or Excel, among other formats, which use third party software. It is not a client server architecture like SQL Server. Only the data goes on the server. Typically each workstation runs an installation of the software which points to the shared data folder over Windows file sharing. Or, the Reporter can run as a standalone installation on a single computer.
The format of the Volunteer Reporter data is dBase, version 7. The data tables all have the extension .dbf with a few having an additional matching file with the extension .dbt. The indexes (which can be remade) have the extension .mdx.