QQube™ does the all of the heavy lifting, and eliminates the need for costly development from reverse engineering raw data.
But the "last mile" of creating reports requires three things:
Everybody looks at their data differently, and everybody uses QuickBooks differently. If you wanted to, say, separate machinery costs from other costs in your job cost analytic, but you weren't consistently using an item or account to represent machinery - and only used it in a description - then you just went from easy to expensive.
Using QuickBooks as it was "intended" will get you results out of the box, and reduce the dependence upon custom development.
99% of all fields in QQube are self-evident, as we make it a point to match the the field naming to QuickBooks. And if you didn't know what the field represented, you could just drag the field into Excel using the Excel Add-In and match it against QuickBooks to confirm the data understanding.
However, there are two areas that may require deeper knowledge:
Although Excel Pivot Tables are one of the easier functions to use in Excel, not everyone is trained to use it. Excel is traditionally a tool that you impute data, and create calculations, using information in disparate cells.
However dynamic/live data from any database, such as QQube, does not display in Excel, one separate cell at a time; rather it requires that data is laid out as one contiguous block of information. Otherwise, each cell would have its own filtering and sorting mechanism.
Excel Pivot Tables are easy to use, but have certain limitations, specifically when it comes to creating a column that is filtered differently from the rest of the pivot table. But...
PowerPivot requires knowledge of Microsoft's DAX language.
QQube provides dozens of these out of the box, to speed up the learning process, but if you are the owner of the company, you probably don't have time to learn these tools.
Microsoft has become the 600 pound gorilla with respect to data visualizations, and it looks pretty, and they market the "ease-of-use". But...
Crystal Reports has been the king of pin-point layout reporting for over 30 years - and still remains so. But...
What might take you a few hours to create a report, for even a modest report, can be spit out by our Crystal Reports focused Solution Providers - like Datisfy - in far less time, and with more run-time options to boot.
It takes years of skill to create "press-a-button" reports and report options.
QQube for QuickBooks gives you drag and drop functionality in the reporting tool of your choice. Sales, Finance, Job Costing, Inventory, Payroll, Sales Tax and Audit Trail
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