Re: Reports 6i replacement options.

From: Preston <dontwantany_at_nowhere.invalid>
Date: 24 Apr 2006 08:26:06 GMT
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Gerard H. Pille wrote:

> 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.
> >
> > TIA
> >
> 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.

Ain't that always the way.

> 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).

It does, but is still licensed as AS EE.

Received on Mon Apr 24 2006 - 10:26:06 CEST

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