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Knowledge Worker

May 31, 2012 Leave a comment

From Wikipedia, a Knowledge worker is a worker whose main capital is knowledge.   The term is sometimes confused with Information Worker, which is a person who captures data and turns it into information.   Information Worker may be a more accurate name for someone who uses Sunset Reports.

The right tool can make being an information worker much more productive and that is what Sunset Reports is all about.   If you need to take data and …

  • Analyze it
  • Disseminate it
  • Organize it
  • Monitor it

… then check out our product.   It is probably just what you need.

This Website on the iPad

May 30, 2012 Leave a comment

This website has a special viewing feature when viewed on an iPad.

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Don’t forget to click on the Menu button on the top right to see a submenu with all the pages available as well as the most popular categories.

You can always click on the bottom and view the site in the standard format.

Product Integration

May 29, 2012 Leave a comment

In the last two posts about Quickbooks (CleverQ) and Medical Software (PsychNotesEMR) , you saw how Sunset Reports can enhance other software by providing a reporting solution.   Sunset Reports will enhance your software as well, by providing a complete reporting tool and information management solution.   To find out more contact us at Sales@SoftwareForProfessionals.com.

Medical Software

May 28, 2012 Leave a comment

Software for Professionals is a reseller of a medical software product called PsychNotesEMR.  This software package provides mental health professionals a complete solution for Electronic Medical Records (EMR), appointments, billing, claims, evaluations, progress notes, medications, and prescriptions.   Sunset Reports is an available add-on to this software and provides a means to custom design your own reports and documents.   To find out more, click HERE.

Business Asset

May 26, 2012 Leave a comment

One of the most important assets in business is DATA and when the data is turned into INFORMATION, it becomes the primary asset of a business.   Transforming data from a variety of sources, making it accessible, and presenting it in a form that is useful is the main purpose of Sunset Reports.    Timely information and business intelligence in the right format gives managers the ability to

  • Make quicker decisions
  • Make smarter dicisions
  • Adapt to changes
  • Affect the bottom line

With Sunset Reports, you do not have to manually run reports, they can be delivered on demand or scheduled to occur on a recurring basis.    They can be delivered to a manager’s workstation or portable device like a smartphone or tablet.   They can show up on a website, email, or message.

Database Export Tool

May 25, 2012 Leave a comment

Sunset Reports can work as a great database export tool to retrieve data from a variety of sources and then save them to a different file format that can be used by other software.   Refer to the post on Data Sources to see all the possibilities for input.   The report design for exporting should be a simple table object.   Each column in the table will be a field that get’s exported.   The typical export types that can be used to create files that can be read by other software include:  XLS, XLSX, CSV, and Text.   The first figure shows how you would create a simple report design for defining the fields to include in the export.   You can decide which fields and in which order you want to them to appear.   By using the reports sorting and filtering options, you can define the order and what data is to be exported as well.   With the formatting property of each table cell, you can specify the format of each data element.

The next figure shows the export options you can attach to the report design.

For the CSV and Text exports you will find a property called “Encoding”.   This property has a dropdown list containing different encoding schemes.  In the list below, click on the link to learn more about each encoding scheme.

Windows-1252
US-ASCII
UTF-16
unicodeFFFE
utf-7
utf-8
utf-32

For more information about encoding, check out this MSDN article.

Online Data – Data.gov

May 24, 2012 Leave a comment

The web offers so many sources of information.  One unique source is the website http://www.data.gov/.  This site is unique in that it provides data sets.   As of this writing there are 390,919 raw and geospatial datasets.   These datasets can be data sources to Sunset Reports.   The datasets can come in different formats including CSV, JSON, PDF, RDF, KML, RSS, XLS, XLSX, and XML.   CSV, XLS, XLSX, and XML are the formats easily used as a data source for Sunset Reports.