Bonnie,

I am not aware of any MAPICS report that is worth
much of anything and the add on applications such
as WcFields are worse (ie no reporting at all).
With the COM database being extremely messy we
normalize and extract sales info nightly and
perform most of our reporting from Crystal Info.
For other needs we extract the information through
ODBC into Excel and allow the users to sort, pivot
and print in any fashion they want. In many case
these spreadsheets become input for new file changes
since MAPICS is lacking in mass change capability as well.

Since we are not user based pricing on our license yet
and stuck with our existing AS/400 we are moving to
data warehousing in SQL Server to offload a substantial
burden from the AS/400 and make reporting much easier,
again using Crystal Info as the reporting tool.

We still do use query for quite a few simple ad hoc
inventory based reports. For more complicated criteria
based reports we use Progen to generate a panel to collect
the criteria then create a report program to go beyond
the normal abilities of query.

Good luck!

Konrad




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