Project Management Solution for Architectural and Building Projects
Successful Deployment with a Fortune 500 Company Moves The McIntosh Group to Make JReport the Standard Reporting Tool for its Project Management Application
Rockville, MD – January 10, 2006 – Based on its recent highly successful deployment in a project for a Fortune 500 company, The McIntosh Group announced today it will make JReport the embedded reporting engine for its project monitoring operations.
The Oklahoma-based McIntosh Group combines expertise in building and architectural project management with information systems development. This combination creates a unique project delivery system that provides clients with the effective business process management framework they need to effectively manage their programs.
The McIntosh Group began their search for an embedded reporting solution after being awarded a multi-million dollar contract with a Fortune 500 Company. The contract involved redesigning facilities and refining process management at more than 700 facilities nationwide.
Because the project was large and locations were widespread, The McIntosh Group assessed that project managers, architects and upper management would need an easy, intuitive way to view project data from both their home offices as well as from any project site. Because end-user requirements varied greatly, the solution needed to be sufficiently flexible and customizable so that each end-user group could view mission-critical information in a way that was meaningful to them.
“JReport was the only reporting solution that provided the flexibility, security, user level access control and ease of embedding that we required,” said Kim Barnes, an IT/Program Manager with the McIntosh Group. “Our positive experience deploying JReport with our client confirmed our research about JReport. We feel it’s the best reporting solution on the market today.”
JReport was the only 100% Java reporting solution that provided the ad-hoc report creation functionality that the end-users demanded. Further, JReport offers an intuitive, Web-based interface that can be easily accessed anywhere in the world.
“JReport was the perfect solution for the redesign project for this Fortune 500 company. For a project of this scale and diversity, The McIntosh Group required significant flexibility from its reporting offering,” said John Gularson, executive vice president of operations for Jinfonet. “In addition to flexibility, JReport provides easy integration, scalability and minimal development and training costs.”
JReport enables users to customize reports in real-time by defining or modifying report parameters at run time to maximize the report’s relevance to the underlying application. Once deployed, reports are fully actionable; users can search, sort or filter data. They can also drill up, down or across data to see summary information, details, or scope.
About The McIntosh Group
Founded in 1998, The McIntosh Group has made rolling out national architectural programs in retail, restaurant and hospitality industries an art form. The group serves as a total architectural and process management solution that focuses on the development and management of the design criteria and templates, the definition and management of the process, web-based management of all documents, the management and reporting of status of every project, the facilitation of design approval process through market-level site rides, and consultant management. With expertise in real estate development and program management, relationships with engineering companies and licenses in the 48 contiguous states, The McIntosh Group provides a winning combination of savvy design and bottom line know-how. www.TheMcIntoshGroup.com
About Jinfonet Software
Rockville, Maryland based Jinfonet Software is the leading provider of embeddable reporting solutions for enterprise applications. JReport, the company’s flagship product, is a 100% Java reporting solution that embeds seamlessly into any application, leverages J2EE standards, and delivers actionable reports via the web. Key features include a rich set of APIs for integrating any level of reporting functionality into an application, the ability to access any enterprise data source, built-in security with single sign-on capabilities, and the ability to scale through multiple CPUs or clustered servers to meet growing reporting needs. JReport’s intuitive design and deployment tools make report creation, review, on-the-fly modification and distribution fast and easy. JReport is in its 7th release cycle and is employed by more than a million end-users at more than 800 companies worldwide. More information on Jinfonet Software and JReport is available online at www.jinfonet.com.