Re: Reports 6i replacement options.

From: Gerard H. Pille <>
Date: Fri, 21 Apr 2006 18:13:33 +0200
Message-ID: <444904b5$0$3799$>

Preston wrote:
> We're starting to look at replacements for Reports 6i before the
> extended support expires. As I understand it, Reports 10g needs either
> Oracle Forms & Reports Services or Application Server Enterprise
> Edition, both of which are licensed as ASEE, meaning significant
> additional cost; especially as we don't want or need any other AS
> functionality.
> Can anyone recommend an alternative, either web-based or client/server,
> that runs on Windows & won't break the bank? Something that can make a
> reasonable attempt at converting 6i reports would be ideal, but not
> mandatory. Ideally it needs to be easily distributable & installable as
> we have an ever-increasing number of sites, most of which have zero IT
> expertise on site.

There is nothing that equals Reports, qua features and performance. The so-called "alternatives" may look easier to start with, but contain so much hidden limits and requirements, that someone used to reports, will soon regret switching.

You could as well try replacing Forms.

[Quoted] Last time I checked, "Forms and Reports Services" existed as a product for those customers that do not need the overkill of AS (All things that otherwise would not Sell).

Easy to install, or easy to develop, is quite another matter. You need some brains to get it running and to use it, but the investment pays. Received on Fri Apr 21 2006 - 18:13:33 CEST

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