One of the strongest reason why Sage 300cloud is a good solution for businesses of any size is their financial reporting tool.
The Statement Designer has withstood the test of time. Introduced into the product since version 1.0, it is still the tool to beat. I have yet to come across an end-user reporting tool that actually lived up to its name, even if I was to take off my Sage partisanship.
Its use of Microsoft Excel through an add-in is innovation at its best. To date, no other tools out there can beat it without infringing on its classic design.
However, as the march towards web-based technologies takes hold, its ability to move along has been thwarted unless similar add-in capabilities can be introduced in a web-based version of Microsoft Excel. Until then, fans of Statement Designer has to rely on the desktop interface to craft their reports.
The only bright spot on this is APPtalics’ offering of GLFS for Sage 300cloud. Although this is not true 100% web, it is an innovative way for users to run their financial reports created in Statement Designer in the new web interface offered by Sage 300cloud. This is done without a need to change the report or to re-write the report.
How this is done is by creatively calling the original COM service to process the report on the server and then to serve the output to the web client. With this method, just a single copy of Microsoft Excel is needed on the server.
Until a better mousetrap is offered, users of Statement Designer moving to Sage 300cloud, can find relief that their reports can continue to be used.
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