• Subject: RE: Executive Information System (EIS)
  • From: gcrane@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2000 23:15:32 -0400



Patrick......we are in the same boat.  EIS is not easy to get going and Execs
don't have time to have stuff that is not easy and quick to understand.  I have
had the product for a very long time and have made absolutely no headway.  Lots
of this is due to not really spending any time on it.  Good luck to you and Tom
with this challenge.  I will be happy to hear how you are progressing and hope
you will pass along some tips on this product.




"Shrader, Patrick" <pshrader@wkep.com> on 08/24/2000 08:24:53 AM

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Subject:  RE: Executive Information System (EIS)



Tom,

We have EIS installed on our system, but have not been able to use it
properly. The documentation on the product (XA 5) is very sparse -- it is
the help file. I have been told that you have to let it collect data for
several months before it is usable. Even so, I have been very hesitant about
rolling it out to my executive's desktop because of the cumbersome nature of
the product.

I have been in touch with MAPICS/Lexel about some tutorials, hut at the time
they did not have anything to help me. Their support team was willing to
answer specific questions about the product, but I needed a broad overview
to better understand how to implement the product. I suppose the only way to
properly learn the product is to sit around a play with it. Like most, I
have not had any time in the past 6 months to do that. The disappointing
thing about the product is that it was supposed to make MAPICS data easier
to understand and interpret for non-technical executives who need
information in a hurry.

I hope that the revamped version 6 (at least I hope it was revamped) is an
easier to use product.

If anyone out there has some documentation or training guides on EIS, I'd
sure appreciate some tips as well.

Patrick

> -----Original Message-----
> From:   Tom Wood [SMTP:tomw@fortrecoveryindustries.com]
> Sent:   Tuesday, August 22, 2000 10:37 AM
> To:     MAPICS-L@midrange.com
> Subject:     Executive Information System (EIS)
>
> Does anyone use EIS in their company?  I'm in the process of installing it
> here and am looking for feedback as to how other companies use it
> effectively.
>
> Specific Topics:
>
> 1. User defined measurements.
> 2. Cleaning up data.
> 3. Printing?
>
> Thanks.
>
> Thomas C. Wood
> IS Manager
> Fort Recovery Industries, Inc.
> 419-375-4121 phone
> 419-375-4150 fax
>
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