Previewing ENDMS2: Reports

by | Jan 13, 2014 | Uncategorized | 0 comments

Beyond bringing a variety of new reports to ENDMS, ENDMS2 is also bringing an entirely new reporting architecture designed to make report generation much less cumbersome.  Here is a screenshot of the new reporting system:

Down the left-hand side, you will see a long list of reports.  The reports highlighted in green are reports the system has completed.  They can be viewed by clicking anywhere in the green box.  The report near the top in yellow is a report that is still running.  When it finishes, it will turn green if you are still in the report section of the system.  When you do click on a report, it is loaded almost instantly, but keep in mind that the data is generated at the time you ran the report, not at the time you viewed it.  

One of the advantages of this system is that you can now queue a report like the Competency Summary (a slower report) and come back to it later in the day or even sometime later in the week.  You do not have to sit and wait on it to finish.  It is also very quick and easy to queue several similar reports since the system does not move away from the Generate Reports screen once you start a new report.