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Sign up for Reporting Studio Beta and discover a new approach to create Business Reports

We will soon be launching the first version of Reporting Studio for PowerBuilder.

Unlike traditional reporting tools, it does not require any SQL skills to create a report.

Business users can add new reports themselves, and even deploy them to web and mobile users!

You can tightly integrate it with your PowerBuilder code, or use it as a standalone application.

We need your help to make the User experience as smooth as possible.

Interested in joining this innovative adventure ?

Sign-up for Reporting Studio BETA at this page.

Best Regards,

Christophe Dufourmantelle


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      this tool like Infomaker ?

      Author's profile photo Christophe Dufourmantelle
      Christophe Dufourmantelle
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      Hi Alexander,

      I can see mainly 3 differences between InfoMaker and Reporting Studio:

      1/ Creation: you can let end-users with business skills only – i.e. no technical or SQL skill – create new reports from scratch. With InfoMaker, they need at least some SQL skills to select the proper data, join tables, etc. The concept is a bit similar to BO universes, where a technical team prepares an environment with meta-data to hide the complexity from the business users: it takes them a few minutes to select fields, filter/group/sort them, pick an existing layout from a library (or create a new one), and run the report.

      2/ Deployment: as soon as a new report is saved, it becomes automatically available to all authorized end-users in the organization. To run a report, they can use (a) a desktop application (b) a web application (c) a native mobile application. This simplifies the deployment to all internal and external users on the field…

      3/ Integration: business user can tie new reports to particular Windows in your application and leverage their business context to automatically filter the reports. As for creating the report, this does not require any technical skill and relies on the technical preparation done by the technical team before the application is deployed. As soon as the report is saved, end-users can run the report from the PB application without entering parameters – they are automatically passed by the application.

      Let me know if you have further questions…