Over the past 15 years, we have crafted some amazing integrations and customizations for Epicor and VISUAL. We did things that we didn't think were possible and we created solutions for some incredibly complex problems that were presented to us. However, I don't believe that we've ever been quite as excited about the methodology of delivering those solutions as we are with our new platform, Bezlio.
When it comes to a small or large Crystal Reports project, many people are faced with a decision. Is it better to attempt to develop it yourself with internal resources? Or is it better to outsource the development to a firm that specializes in Crystal Reports development? As with many outsourcing decisions, it comes down to the three big variables: time, quality and cost.
Last month we released a new version of our Crystal Reports viewer application, Logicity. Version 1.7.0018 utilizes the newest version of the Crystal Reports 2011 runtime (SP8) which provides some bug fixes and features to the Crystal runtimes. However, we also added a new feature to Logicity which provides you with the option to not discard any saved data when viewing RPT files directly.
One of the needs that we consistently run into when working with customers running Epicor Vantage is the need for a better way to print labels. Epicor Vantage currently lacks an integrated label printing solution that supports varying formats depending on data, label serialization, and reprint functionality. For applications where a customer or part specific label is required, we found that it often required a fair amount of manual effort to generate the correct labels.
For anyone wanting to write Crystal Reports or any other business intelligence against Infor VISUAL Manufacturing, understanding the DEMAND_SUPPLY_LINK table is crucial but often overlooked table. Conceptually it is easy to understand but digging into it deeper can provide even further insight and analysis into your fulfillment information.
Several months ago we released a version of Logicity Professional with a new feature that will be especially useful to consulting companies who want to sell and develop Crystal Reports for clients but want to ensure that their intellectual property is not stolen or changed. The encrypted reports feature of Logicity Professional allows you to take your Crystal Reports files and encrypt them so that they can only be viewed in Logicity, but not edited within Crystal Reports. Use this feature to protect your intellectual property as a developer or to prevent modification to reports by end users.
As technology becomes more and more critical to business success the need for more timely data continues to increase. Once it was okay to get analysis for decisions from yesterday's data but now it is becoming critical to have access to on-demand data to further decrease the delay between the data and the decision.
One problem that we run into frequently is customers wanting Crystal Reports off of point-in-time data. What I mean by point-in-time data is something like a part inventory value, it regularly changes as transactions are made but the analysis you want to do is at based on the inventory value at some specific time.
Providing technical sales for business intelligence, often times I get asked where a company should start. It is easy to go in, start reviewing processes and coming up with recommendations, and quickly getting overwhelmed by the information requirements that any organization has.
SaberLogic is pleased to announce the availability of version 1.6.0016 of Logicity. This release has the following enhancements:
- Bug Fix: Added MIME content disposition file name to e-mail actions to resolve issue with attachment file names on some e-mail servers.
- Bug Fix: Corrected path on start menu link to Logicity user guide.
NOTE: Unlike previous versions of Logicity, it is recommended that users running Logicity v1.6.0006 or older uninstall their current version of Logicity before installing this new version.