Reporting Tool

hiroamano

Member
We are looking for 3rd party reporting tool for JDE to give easier access to
the data, hopefully through web browser.
Is anyone using crystal report or cognos to expand reporting functionality?
Or is there any other good product for that?
We just started resarching the reporting tool so any input is very helpful.

thank you in advance

Hiro Amano
JDE 7332, MS SQL 7.0, NT 4
 

GMunchel

Active Member
I don't know Crystal reports, but long before we got JDE we bought and have
used very successfully a generic OLAP tool called TM1 (Essbase is the best
known one but I've always preferred TM1's appproach & speed). I believe
Crystal reports brags about having some predefined canned approaches for JDE
but I've never been happy using some other designer's approach. I've always
liked a generic tool because you can make it do anything you want within the
tool's limitation.

I'm a big fan of OLAP and multi-dimensional tools in general, particularly
those that have an Excel add-in which lets users create reports using a tool
they already know (the spreadsheet). To build the cubes and maintain the
dimensions (metadata), we have automated daily and on-demand downloads from
the G/L account balance file, sales history files, and work order files to
the OLAP server. Then we use Excel to report on them getting data across
the network directly from the OLAP server's RAM (yes...it is unbelievable
fast). If my company had the resources, I would get a product called
Insight (from Arcplan) which is a web-enabled report writer that can read
both OLAP data and relational data. Combining your relational data with
OLAP and Insight technologies, you can build anything from simple reports to
full blown EIS, using just spreadsheets or using the most sophisticated web
technologies available. And these OLAP tools are not just report writers,
in fact most users create budgets, forecasts and sophisticated plans using
these amazingly powerful tools. But you gotta think multi-dimensional not
relational...it different.

If interested in OLAP technologies, I recommend you go to
www.olapreport.com. Lots of good info. there. I'm a TM1 user so of course
I would recommend it (www.applix.com). If you are interested in a powerful
OLAP and relational web-enabled report writer, check out Insight
(www.arcplan.com)...Gerry

World 7.3 Cum 10
OneWorld lurker
 

MagarG

VIP Member
We currently use IBI's WebFocus (www.ibi.com) to report data using forms from the web but it's not the easiest thing to use when trying to do anything complex. The WebFocus product was buggy so we ended up getting their desktop version to code the reports and then just stick them out on the web (all the underlying code is the same). They have an add-ons for World that allow the use of business unit security. They do not have the addons available for Xe yet. gm.

We are looking for 3rd party reporting tool for JDE to give easier access to
the data, hopefully through web browser.
Is anyone using crystal report or cognos to expand reporting functionality?
Or is there any other good product for that?
We just started resarching the reporting tool so any input is very helpful.

thank you in advance

Hiro Amano
JDE 7332, MS SQL 7.0, NT 4




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Larry_Jones

Legendary Poster
Go to the jdelist website (www.jdelist.com), select forums, select search, and search on Keywords Crystal, Brio, and ODA. Search within the last year.

You'll find lots of conversations related to your question.

Cheers,

Larry Jones
[email protected]
OneWorld B733.1, SP 11.3
HPUX 11, Oracle SE 8.1.6
SandBox: OneWorld XE SP15
 

dhelsley

Well Known Member
Really? We've been able to put many Windows applications on OneWorld menus. It's no big deal. If you can launch the report from a command line you should be able to launch it from the OneWorld menu.


David D. Helsley, Inc.
Independent IT Consultant
[email protected]
 
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