Sale System with Flexible, Scalable Reporting Capabilities
February 24th, 2005 – Rockville, MD – Jinfonet Software (www.jinfonet.com) announced today that U.K.-based retail IT specialist PCMS has enhanced BeanStore, its Java-based Point-of-Sale (PoS) system, with customizable reporting capabilities by tightly integrating JReport, Jinfonet’s 100% J2EE reporting tool, into the application. By seamlessly embedding JReport into BeanStore, the application now offers customers the ability to create and view ad hoc reports on daily sales and expenses, payment methods, and any other facet of business operations via a Web-based interface that is consistent with BeanStore’s look and feel. Users will also be able to automatically schedule the generation of summary reports on buying trends, as well as monthly, quarterly and yearly sales.
Chris Belk, Applications Director for PCMS, spoke highly of his company’s experience with Jinfonet Software and JReport: “Our relationship with Jinfonet Software is based, not only on the fact that JReport is a powerful Java reporting tool that has superior functionality and impressive scalability, but also on the fact that Jinfonet understood the unique, distributive nature of the retail IT industry and was able to fashion solution sets that addressed the unique needs of our clients, regardless of their size or deployment environment.”
Because JReport is a flexible solution that is fully customizable, it is able to offer a level of reporting functionality to BeanStore customers that exactly meets their unique needs and deployment environment. Single-location retailers will integrate JReport into their back office systems and use it to address high-level concerns, such as inventory management and discovering sales trends, in addition to reporting on daily and weekly sales, cash reconciliation and other vital day-to-day retail operations. For large organizations with multiple stores that each have several PoS terminals, JReport’s ability to scale to multiple CPUs and clustered server environments makes it easy for multi-store networks to access and report on the large volume of data that is collected from all of the organization’s locations. Regardless of how JReport is deployed, users are always able to access the full array of JReport information delivery features, including report scheduling, resource management, integrated security, national language support, and a rich set of programming APIs.
The JReport-enhanced BeanStore application is already employed in more than 175 locations by several of the U.K.’s top retailers. A full rollout is scheduled for early 2005.
Headquartered in Coventry, U.K., PCMS offers responsive, integrated IT software and services to enable retailers to create fully integrated supply chain solutions that meet the demands of multi-channel retailing. The combination of PCMS’s established supply chain fulfillment offering, Vision product suites, together with their innovative Java-based Web-enabled customer facing modules, are designed to enable companies to focus on their core businesses and ultimately lower the cost of integrating their supply chains.
About Jinfonet Software
Rockville, Maryland based Jinfonet Software is the leading provider of easily embeddable, highly functional reporting solutions. JReport, the company’s flagship product, is a 100% J2EE reporting solution that embeds seamlessly into any application 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 data source, built-in security with single sign-on capabilities, and the ability to scale through multiple machines or clusters 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 1,000,000+ end-users at more than 800 companies worldwide. More information on Jinfonet Software and JReport is available online at www.jinfonet.com.