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Looking for a program to handle performance metrics

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Hello everyone,

I'm looking for a software program that can generate custom graphs based on user data input.

I work for a manufacturing company that measures Quality, Delivery, Cost, and Inventory.

We measure these things for each of our departments, 12 in total.

Each department measures said items in there own way. We give them the freedom to choose how they want to track them as long as the pertain to the correct metric.

Currently we use Excel which is very time consuming to maintain and problematic.

I was hoping someone may know of a software that exist that might serve well for my company.

Any help in any direction will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

Apr 22 '15 #1
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It sounds like you have Microsoft Office and if you don't want to incur monetary costs, you could use Access.
Apr 22 '15 #2

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If Excel is 'time consuming to maintain and problematic'
Than Access will be more problematic.

Other choice might be:
Birt An open source technology platform used to create data visualizations and reports that can be embedded into rich client and web applications.
Apr 22 '15 #3

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That depends on what it is that's time consuming and problematic.
Apr 22 '15 #4

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Thank you both for your replies, I will certainly look into Birt. Access is unfortunately not the route I was looking to go. I have created several Access dbs and don't feel as though it will handle my needs the way I'm hoping without a large amount of maintenance. Not that it can't be set up to be exactly what I want just that I don't have the time to create it.
Apr 23 '15 #5

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Time will, whatever solution you pick, always be a problem.

For Birt you'll have a learning curve too

Maybe you should try to create an example of a thing you created, and give more details on why it's 'very time consuming to maintain and problematic'
(do this in a different thread, under Excel...)
Apr 23 '15 #6

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