McIntosh Group Selects JReport to Embed in its Project
Management Solution for Architectural and Building
Deployment with a Fortune 500 Company Moves The McIntosh
Group to Make JReport the Standard Reporting Tool for its
Project Management Application
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
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
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
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.
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."
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.
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."
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.
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.
|JReport Customer Care Portal is Now Beta!
New Web Site will Help Customers Get the Most Out of JReport
Jinfonet strives for quality products and exceptional support. In pursuit of the goal of providing our customers with exceptional support, we are currently beta-testing with our new self-service Customer Care Portal.
The Customer Care Portal is a web-based resource that will provide a high degree of added value to customers by organizing and summarizing a wide range of JReport information, frequently asked questions (FAQs) and tips designed to maximize the performance of our JReport products.
The objective of the Customer Care Portal is to make it easy for both first-time users and expert users of JReport to realize its full potential and navigate the Java/J2EE embedded reporting landscape. The Portal allows customers to have access to technical information without having to contact a JReport Technical Support Engineer. The Customer Support Portal is available to all JReport customers who are current on their maintenance.
This web site will be a collaboration between the technical experts at Jinfonet and actual users of the products. JReport users will be able to submit frequently asked questions that will be answered by technical experts. The FAQs will be archived on the site and accessible to other users. Users can access these FAQs and even evaluate the value of the answer or add additional questions or amendments by using the feedback form next to each question. This knowledge base will continue to grow and evolve to ultimately provide a powerful support resource for our customers.
The Portal will also have a sections for: JReport downloads and product updates; information on the available professional services; and contact information for customer support.
"Making our customers successful is very important to Jinfonet. We're providing the Customer Care Portal to further demonstrate our already high commitment to customer service," stated Fred Richards, vice president of marketing for Jinfonet.
The Customer Care Portal section will be available within the month.
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