Getting better reports out of your accounts package. By David Carter
Inadequate reports have been a source of complaints ever since accounting packages were invented. Now at last a solution may be on the horizon. David Carter discusses the issues and finds that all roads lead to Microsoft.
Management reporting tools have improved greatly over recent years, and with Windows it is much easier to gain access to data. ODBC enables you to create reports that are directly linked to the company database. An IT literate accountant can use Crystal Reports or Excel pivot tables to create extremely sophisticated reports.