Using Crystal versus using Dashboards

One thing that usually comes up for me is where a legacy system had a
report that v8.x doesn't.

One example that always crops up is the Daly Shipment report from the
old Vista 4 system. Everybody used that but it disappeared with V6. I
create a BAQ and dashboard for that when I train my customers. When they
use it, they can see all of the shipments being done in real time. With
a date control they can also see past shipping dates, so the need for
the printed report is eliminated. If necessary, with 8.03.305 a
dashboard report can be created now.



Charlie Smith

Smith Business Services / 2W Technologies LLC

www.vistaconsultant.com <http://www.vistaconsultant.com/> /
www.2WTech.com





From: vantage@yahoogroups.com [mailto:vantage@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Of Paul V. Blais
Sent: Monday, September 24, 2007 7:46 AM
Subject: RE: [Vantage] Using Crystal versus using Dashboards



I'd use a dashboard for something that I didn't need to print. You can
also use dashboards as advanced searches. Typically dashboards will get
data quicker. Dashboards are useful but you may have to creative to get
something out of it. They can refresh automatically which can give you
info in real time, which could be very useful.


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Behalf Of debsmithmich
Sent: Sunday, September 23, 2007 11:14 AM
Subject: [Vantage] Using Crystal versus using Dashboards

I've posted this question earlier, but I thought I'd give it another
try.

Can anyone explain to me why they would use Dashboards over Crystal?
If you are a proponent of Dashboards, can you explain how you've used
them in real life scenarios, not in testing?

When I look at the System Dashboards they are all very complex and I
don't see their value as they have so many layers. And none of them
show the cool graphical screens I've seen around (graphicals like a pie
chart - only upper half displayed - somewhat like a speedometer with
the arrow indicator.)




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I've posted this question earlier, but I thought I'd give it another
try.

Can anyone explain to me why they would use Dashboards over Crystal?
If you are a proponent of Dashboards, can you explain how you've used
them in real life scenarios, not in testing?

When I look at the System Dashboards they are all very complex and I
don't see their value as they have so many layers. And none of them
show the cool graphical screens I've seen around (graphicals like a pie
chart - only upper half displayed - somewhat like a speedometer with
the arrow indicator.)

Thanks,

Debbie Smith
Argonics, Inc.
debsmithmich@...
(906) 869-2247
I'd use a dashboard for something that I didn't need to print. You can
also use dashboards as advanced searches. Typically dashboards will get
data quicker. Dashboards are useful but you may have to creative to get
something out of it. They can refresh automatically which can give you
info in real time, which could be very useful.



Paul



From: vantage@yahoogroups.com [mailto:vantage@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Of debsmithmich
Sent: Sunday, September 23, 2007 11:14 AM
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Vantage] Using Crystal versus using Dashboards



I've posted this question earlier, but I thought I'd give it another
try.

Can anyone explain to me why they would use Dashboards over Crystal?
If you are a proponent of Dashboards, can you explain how you've used
them in real life scenarios, not in testing?

When I look at the System Dashboards they are all very complex and I
don't see their value as they have so many layers. And none of them
show the cool graphical screens I've seen around (graphicals like a pie
chart - only upper half displayed - somewhat like a speedometer with
the arrow indicator.)

Thanks,

Debbie Smith
Argonics, Inc.
debsmithmich@... <mailto:debsmithmich%40yahoo.com>
(906) 869-2247





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