Reporting & BI
Multiple reporting and BI tools are available for JD Edwards. A distinction can be made between standard reporting and ad-hoc reporting. Standard reporting tools are used for custom reports for regular use, with a predefined layout. Ad-hoc reporting tools should be easy to use tools enabling information users and decision makers to extract data from JD Edwards when they want it, how they want it, with the ability to turn data into information without the need for programming skills. Quistor has vast experience with many different reporting and BI solutions. Oracle BI Publisher -that comes with JD Edwards- is good for standard prints like Sales Orders and standard reporting like monthly financial reports. Integrated BI publisher offers good functionality for standard reporting. Oracle BI Enterprise Edition should be considered when you require, for example, dashboard functions. Data Access Studio are query tools that also represent real time data and output can be generated in either excel or graphical format. These tools are typically used for operational ad hoc analysis and reporting. Please find below more details about some of these solutions.
Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher (BI Publisher)
Oracle’s enterprise reporting server to author, manage, and deliver all types of highly formatted documents—eliminates the need for costly point solutions. End users can easily design report layouts directly in a Web browser or using familiar desktop tools, dramatically reducing the time and cost needed to develop and maintain reports. Built on open standards, IT staff and developers can create sharable data models against practically any data source and use BI Publisher APIs to build custom applications leveraging existing data sources and infrastructure. Extremely efficient and highly scalable, BI Publisher can generate tens of thousands of documents per hour with minimal impact to transactional systems.
Data Access Studio (DAS)
If you run JD Edwards WorldSoftware or EnterpriseOne, you know the difficulties of creating reports that you need, when you need them. Existing reporting tools are either too limited, too difficult to use, not functional or you need to spend your money on (external) help to get you the information that you need in the format you need it. Furthermore, many Third Party reporting tools are not built specifically for JD Edwards, they aim at supporting multiple software packages, therefore they do not take full advantage of what your JD Edwards system has to offer you. Built from the ground up, Data Access Studio is specially developed for JD Edwards. It is fully integrated with your JD Edwards system offering you the best of all worlds:
- Total Worldsoftware and E1 compliance
- Real-time & Read-Only data access
- Ad-hoc power that lets you query any table/view present or future
- Graphical Interface and Windows compliancy meaning more users can use DAS
- Faster report turnaround time
- Much less time for training
With these features, Data Access Studio will help you saving money by significantly reducing your query efforts and report writing costs including a trouble-free and secure operation for your organization.
Trying Data Access Studio couldn't be easier. With the 30-day free trial and online demo, you can proceed with the confidence that Data Access Studio is the reporting solution for you before you make a purchasing commitment. Click here to request your free (online) demonstration.
Palo for JD Edwards
Combining expertise from Scamander (The Data Liberation Company) and Quistor (The JD Edwards Company) this powerful, easy to use solution for planning, reporting and analysis has been produced at an affordable price delivering great Return on Investment. Palo is a centralised, spreadsheet and web-based planning, analysis and reporting solution that seamlessly integrates with your existing JD Edwards system. Palo retrieves the hierarchies and master data (e.g. accounts, customers, companies, business units…) from your JD Edwards system, as well as the actuals and forecasted numbers and presents this in easy to use ‘pivots’. These pivots can be queried from any tool, and serve as flexible and solid building blocks for budget/forecast to actual reports, as well as web forms to support budget/forecast changes.
- Shorten your planning cycle by 50%.
- Minimizes effort in actual to budget reporting.
- Lower the time from month close to delivering reports.
- Update Excel-reports in a few seconds – One click and your report contains the information you need – accuracy and consistency guaranteed.
- Quality data, one version of the truth instead of data proliferation into numerous Excel sheets.
- Analyze your data 10 times faster with dynamic drill-down and intelligent links.
- Low learning-curve. Just use your preferred tool.
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