The QAD Reporting Framework is a powerful toolset included, free of charge, in QAD Enterprise Edition Standard Edition and Enterprise Edition. The QAD Reporting Framework enables users to create and run forms and reports. The framework includes an intuitive drag-and-drop designer, a viewer and a batch scheduler. It allows output to .PDF or Excel, is printer-enabled and supports barcode printing.
Flexible Browses and Capabilities
QAD .NET UI browses can be used as a datasource for reports. These browses are easily modified with the use of the Browse Maintenance toolset, allowing for easy modification to the types of data being displayed on reports. Additionally, for complex reporting needs, the QAD Reporting Framework allows for the use of custom datasource programs. Although QAD’s browses provide a way for users to access data ad hoc, a printable format is also available for immediate querying and adjustments to search criteria. The QAD Reporting Framework was developed to accommodate requirements for frequent access to data (i.e., daily, weekly or monthly) as well as specific output needs (i.e., display of the company logo on the first page).
In addition to providing the user flexibility to change font types, font sizes, colors, graphics and calculations in a form or report, the QAD Reporting Framework also allows users to embed the following items in their output:
- Barcodes, including support of the following codes: 39, 93, 128, I2of5, Codabar, PostNet, Ean13, Ean8, UpcA and QR
The QAD Reporting Framework includes the following sample forms and reports:
- Work Order
- Sales Order
- Purchase Order
- Call Quote
- Bill of Lading
To enable rapid report development, the QAD Reporting Framework includes the following templates:
- Portrait Columns
- Stepped Portrait Columns
- Portrait Labels
- Landscape Labels
- Landscape Columns
- Stepped Landscape Columns
Creating New Reports and Layouts
The QAD Reporting Framework Designer is a standard style tool for creating the layout of reports and forms, with easy data selection and design element panels on the left, and a WYSIWYG layout panel on the right.
QAD Reporting Framework Designer
Once the report or form is designed, the end user will see a selection criteria screen from which to run it:
QAD Reporting Framework Designer - Selection criteria screen
The file can then be output to a printer, a .PDF file or an Excel spreadsheet.
QAD Reporting Framework Designer - PDF output file
The QAD Reporting Framework facilitates the creation and scheduled runs of customer-facing documents and reports. The system can be setup to automatically send completion notifications for scheduled reports to users’ email accounts or to user accounts through the QAD .NET UI’s integrated messaging system.