We have only been 'LIVE' on MAPICS since April 2001, but I really almost 100% on Jacana/IWP for all user reports. After becoming somewhat familiar with this wonderful product, I'd have to say that the only drawback is that I can create Custom reports almost too soon. I end up with users expecting new reports created in minutes. I have extensively modified the reports menu in the Various Modules to include submenus with all reports categorized under them. With very little training the user can choose variables at runtime to 'Tweak' their output to suit them. (I.E. Backlog by Date range, State, Rep id, Customer Number, name,etc.) It REALLY helps out with the lack of reports built into MAPICS! Lloyd H. Degnon I. S. Manager Ampro Computers Inc. 5215 Hellyer Ave San Jose, CA 95138 408.360.4365 Ldegnon@ampro.com WWW.AMPRO.COM ____________________Reply Separator____________________ Subject: RE: Reporting Author: "Ted Hendricks" <email@example.com> Date: 2/27/02 11:34 AM Here's my 2 cents on this. I use query and I am beginning to consider IWP/Jacana. With query, I usually set up a template and give authority to the query definition (as opposed to giving authority to users to use MAPICS files). Most times, I put this query on a menu with runqry/ select. Sometimes, I give the user the name of the query. As as an information provider, I feel that it is one of my tasks to make getting information as easy as possible for the users and I have to guage each user accordingly; i.e. if a user seems saavy and wants to learn, I will teach. If a user prefers spreadsheets.. sometimes that's a query with a Client access download setup. -----Original Message----- From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of Bonnie Cameron Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2002 5:47 AM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Reporting Our company currently uses ShowCase Query for accessing Mapics data (where the Mapics inquiries and reports are inadequate.) Although we offer in-house training on the software, we constantly find ourselves supporting much of our user base as often a user needs information who has not taken the class (or took the class some time ago and doesn't recall how to use the software.) In addition, we spend a fair amount of time supporting logic questions and problems. I am wondering what tools some of the companies represented in this forum use and how you handle reporting in general...do you totally leave it up to users to create their own inquiries or does IS actively support this effort, etc. Thanks in advance for your responses, Bonnie Cameron Polaris Industries Roseau, MN _______________________________________________ This is the MAPICS ERP System Discussion (MAPICS-L) mailing list To post a message email: MAPICS-L@midrange.com To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, visit: http://lists.midrange.com/cgi-bin/listinfo/mapics-l or email: MAPICS-Lemail@example.com Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives at http://archive.midrange.com/mapics-l. _______________________________________________ This is the MAPICS ERP System Discussion (MAPICS-L) mailing list To post a message email: MAPICS-L@midrange.com To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, visit: http://lists.midrange.com/cgi-bin/listinfo/mapics-l or email: MAPICS-Lfirstname.lastname@example.org Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives at http://archive.midrange.com/mapics-l. Received: from linux.midrange.com ([22.214.171.124]) by NIXON.AMPRO.COM with SMTP (IMA Internet Exchange 3.13) id 0006AB23; Wed, 27 Feb 2002 11:30:11 -0800 Received: from linux.midrange.com (localhost [127.0.0.1]) by linux.midrange.com (8.11.6/linuxconf) with ESMTP id g1RJY3000688; Wed, 27 Feb 2002 13:34:03 -0600 Received: from mailserv.dninevada.com ([126.96.36.199]) by linux.midrange.com (8.11.6/linuxconf) with ESMTP id g1RJXL000466 for <email@example.com>; Wed, 27 Feb 2002 13:33:21 -0600 Received: from hendrickstw2k [192.168.10.132] by mailserv.dninevada.com (SMTPD32-7.04) id A3AD16AF01DC; Wed, 27 Feb 2002 11:29:49 -0800 From: "Ted Hendricks" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: <email@example.com> Subject: RE: Reporting Message-ID: <006c01c1bfc5$c75a2200$840aa8c0@hendrickstw2k> MIME-Version: 1.0 X-Priority: 3 (Normal) X-MSMail-Priority: Normal X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook CWS, Build 9.0.2416 (9.0.2911.0) X-MimeOLE: Produced By Microsoft MimeOLE V5.50.4522.1200 In-Reply-To: <4F7684C80440D511B7760090279871BF0102C1FB@ros1itssrv02.polarisind.com> content-transfer-encoding: 7bit content-type: text/plain; Sender: firstname.lastname@example.org X-BeenThere: email@example.com X-Mailman-Version: 2.0.8 Precedence: bulk Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2002 11:34:31 -0800
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