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How QAD provides just the information you need
Browses
Browses are one of the most powerful aspects of the QAD Enterprise Application – letting you quickly get at exactly the information you need, in the format you need it.
The system comes pre-loaded with browses, used throughout the system.
When you work with any browse, you can quickly customize it to show just what you need – filtering the data, changing the sort, removing columns, changing the column sequence, creating groupings and performing calculations.
The flexibility of browses is almost unlimited.
Demo
Select 7.1.2 Sales Order Browse
Search Item Number range 03 to 03999
Enter Records per page All
Right-click in Heading bar, click Columns
Uncheck Sold-To, Status, Quantity Open, Quote, Type, Purchase Order, Site, Customer Item, Description, Expires
Click Save
Drag & drop Ship-to to second column
Right-click in Heading bar, click Show Group By Box
Drag Ship-to column heading to Group By Box
Click icon beside first Ship-to
Drag Item Number column heading to Group By Box
Click icon beside first Ship-to
Click icon beside first Item Number
Right-click Quantity Ordered
Hover-over Summary
Select Summary > Sum
Key Points
Browse – get just what you need, in the format you need it
o enter search criteria
o hide fields, re-sequence, change sort
o add groupings and calculations
o save to favorites
o return to factory settings
Familiar Microsoft Office conventions

Custom Reports
Once you get exactly the information you want in a browse, in the format you want it, you can export it to Excel®, generate a pdf file, send it via email, or print a report.
In fact, anyone with access to a browse can generate a custom report – without calling a programmer!
Demo
Click Actions
Select Report
Close Report tab
Key Points
Anyone with access to a browse can design a report
o Uses standard template
o Can be easily customized by company
Report layout is generated at run time, based on selections
Settings in browse determine report layout
o Hide columns, Rearrange Columns, Change column sizes
o Filter, Group
o Summarize
o Count, Sum, Avg, Min, Max
Generate pdf with bookmarks to navigate report on-line