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Report Designing – Love It or Loathe It?

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Design Crystal Reports for Data-Driven Decisions

Boy, when it comes to report designing software – people are passionate! And sometimes not in a positive way. There are some pretty funny forums, blogs, Facebook pages (**potty/sophomoric humor warning**) and even a Pinterest page dedicated specifically for “hating” on these programs, one of which is Crystal Reports. That being said, the official SAP Crystal Reports FB page has 10,855 ‘Likes’ and 7,266 Crystal Report Twitter followers– so there’s plenty of “love” for it as well!

Let’s face it, people want the quickest way to critical information, and Crystal Report designing takes some programming prowess. Depending on your skill level, this may slow you down or may require IT resources. But for data-driven decision making – nothing beats Crystal Reports as a business tool!

Sage 300 CRE (Timberline) Report Designer – Users Love it

For more basic functionality, Sage 300 CRE’s Report Designer is far more user-friendly. Easy to plan, design and create a basic report, this program makes reporting far more achievable for a casual (read: non-IT) user. With a little training, users can create formulas, leverage functions to perform to business rules, and manage custom reports.

Report DesignNo Fear!

At the end of the day, it’s all about how your business needs to (re)view and act on vital data. If you need reports on the fly – give Report Designer a whirl. If you need complex data with charts, graphs, and special formulas – Crystal Reports is for you.

Ledgerwood Associates, Inc. is now offering two online “Take the Fear Out of…Report” training series. The Report Designer is a series of three 2-hour classes, and Crystal Reports is series of five 2-hour classes. Led by Certified Sage Consultant, Kyle Zeigler, this is a low-cost, interactive way to become proficient in either software. Materials and recorded sessions will be available for 30 days after the sessions end.

Sign up for one of these (or both,) and ‘like,’ ‘pin,’ or ‘tweet’ your expertise to the world. You may have time to, now!

Want to Hone Your Skills and Make Yourself Even More Valuable?

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This Spring you can learn new Sage Timberline Office Skills and save your boss some cash.  If you sign up before May 31, 2009 you can get the lessons you want for $100 less.

Beef up your reports by taking Report Designer or Crystal Reports lessons or pump up your payroll skills with Payroll Power Pack.

The nice thing about Realtime Learning is that you can sit at your own desk, use your own computer and still get to work with a live instructor.  Not only can you interact with the instructor you can also interact with others taking the online class. You’ll save $100 off the cost of your registration.

You can sign up for the class at http://www.sageu.com/.  Don’t forget to enter promo code SAP053109.  Deadline for the $100 savings is May 31, 2009.  Happy Learning!

April 14th, 2009 at 4:17 pm