Visual CUT

Overview

Our behind the scenes intuitive solution, that schedules, exports, distributes and delivers your crystal report outputs.

 

Overview

Wouldn't it be great if the information you require was available - on time?
As companies focus on growth and business development, the availability of quality information is crucial to making quick, rational business decisions.

Visual Cut removes problems associated with manual actions, inefficient resource usage and lack of integration. Using scheduling software Visual CUT send reports automatically via email. You have the ability to schedule single or packaged reports for exporting, bursting, emailing, and printing.


Complicated? No
The system works within the standard Windows scheduling environment and accepts all data sources including Microsoft Excel, Access databases and TravCom applications.

You can email messages, export file names and folders and other options can incorporate dynamic content from fields/formulas in your report via a drag and drop user interface as well as via a Command Line API.


User-friendly format
Simply select the reports, choose the recipients, schedule the activity and you're done, TravCom Visual CUT will take care of it.

Collating report information and sending them out has never been so easy. TravCom Visual CUT takes care of it so you don't have to worry. It all happens automatically giving you the time to get on with other activities.


Address your business demands
Reduce time spent collating reports, reduce cost in producing reports and reduce your carbon footprint via a paperless system. All reports are automatically generated and attached to emails before sending onto recipients.

This application makes life so much easier and is just as relevant to SME's as it is to larger organisations. All activity is logged creating an audit trail and therefore avoiding issues of mislaid reports or due reports not being sent.

Benefits

Benefits


Intuitive and Easy to Use
Using Visual CUT is as easy as 1-2-3. Create. Schedule. Deliver.
Once an item is added to Visual CUT such as a report or SMTP server configuration, editing its properties can be done simply by editing the values in the property grid. No need for cumbersome dialog windows or lengthy wizards.

Less I T Work, Better Business Information
Having Visual CUT on duty saves what we call "mind-numbing, click click click" report generation and distribution. It enables IT personnel to avoid the expense of custom coding and associated code maintenance, and to dedicate their time to streamlining other IT activities.

Group Reports Together
Visual CUT can hold one or more reports to be delivered to together to your recipients. This means that your clients or users will not have their email inboxes bombarded with multiple email messages. What's more, Visual CUT can zip up all the reports together into a single tidy archive before delivery.

Saving you on postage
Visual CUT is cost effective; it removes the process of appropriation of documentation and eradicates the human error element involved. Key internal members along with clients benefit as information is provided when required, instantly and with ease.

Other Benefits

  • Streamline business processes to allow utilities to reduce operational costs
  • Improve workforce productivity by automating collection of information, and enabling remote diagnostics
  • Take decisive action based on real-time alerts
  • Standard Windows user interface and functions that your employees are already used to
  • Quick to set up and simple to use
  • Minimize and eliminate repetitive tasks and manual processes
  • Improve customer satisfaction through mass personalized distribution
  • Available data ushers in the possibility of a fundamentally different type of decision making
  • Low training and implementation costs
  • Low Total Cost of Ownership

Features

Product Features

The main features of Visual CUT include:

  • E-mail a dynamic-content message for the report as a whole or for each Group Level-1 via the widely supported SMTP standard. A variety of options are supported including queued, archived, secured, encrypted, and signed messages. Message bodies and options can incorporate dynamic content from fields/formulas in the report and can be formatted as HTML.
  • Export the report as a whole or Burst each Group Level-1 to a variety of file formats, save the results to dynamically named disk files/folders and include them as attachments to email messages.
  • Schedule exporting, bursting, emailing, and printing of reports based on parameters and options you specify (and save) during an interactive session.

Scheduling ability:

Single/Package Report Schedules
Giving you the ability to schedule a single report or multiple reports at specific intervals, in a specified format, delivered to single/multiple locations.

Bursting Schedules
Burst scheduled reports to various group levels; you have the ability to deliver to deliver to numerous locations in a variety of file formats.

Data-Driven Schedules
Giving you the ability to control all variables regarding your reporting requirements. Filter the report output via parameter values retrieved at run-time. Distribute a report to a list of fluctuating recipients.

Automation Schedules
Write and execute simple or complex business process automation scripts using Visual Basic or Crystal Reports syntax. Use this schedule on its own, or as part of a more complete automation solution. Examples include Send an email, Upload to FTP, Print files and lots more.

Report scheduling frequencies - as and when you need!
Every Hour, Every Day, Every Weekday, Every Month, Every Year

Output Formats

  • Control and Invoke processing of Crystal reports using command line arguments. A full command line interface allows calls from batch files, schedulers (including the free Windows Task Scheduler), desktop shortcuts, or any other program.
  • Special Capabilities include:
    1. HTML exports (including charts & logos) can be embedded in email message bodies.
    2. PDF exports can include Color-Coded Bookmarks & Table of Contents for easy online & hardcopy navigation.
    3. PDF exports can be password protected (128-bit or 256-bit AES encryption) and/or restricted (for example, prevent editing).
    4. PDF files can be Merged (and bookmarks added) to create mixed page layouts, combine & staple output.
    5. PDF files can be merged to create multiple Layers inside a single pdf file. Within Acrobat reader, users can then turn the visibility of each layer on or off. This is particularly useful for map layers. You can control the naming and initial visibility of each layer.
    6. Add web, email, or file links (hotspots) with optional text to PDF files.
    7. Export to multiple file formats in a single pass.

Pre-requisites

Technical Details

The following technical requirements are necessary to support the Visual CUT implementation.

Hardware Prerequisites

The minimum hardware requirements to install Visual CUT are:

Desktop

      • Intel Pentium 4 (or later)
      • 1GB RAM
      • 10 GB of hard disk space
      • Internet access/ network card

Database server

      • Intel Pentium 4 (or later)
      • 2GB RAM
      • 30 GB of hard disk space
      • Internet access/ network card

Software Prerequisites

      • Microsoft Windows Task Scheduler

Demo

Online video content coming soon!
Until then why not preview a live demo..

 

  • Join us for a 10 minute presentation of Visual CUT.
  • We will provide a guided tour of our software. It's a good opportunity to see key product features and functions in action and get answers to any questions you may have.
  • Please contact us to make an appointment for an online presentation.

Purchase

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