New release of Stonefield Query for Accpac makes end user self-service

Stonefield Software Inc. announced the latest release of its award winning software, Stonefield Query Version 4.0 for Accpac. The new release of Stonefield Query for Accpac helps to eliminate IT bottlenecks by creating a self-service Business Intelligence (BI) reporting solution for the casual-user.

Since 1991 Stonefield has strived to build an easy to use Accpac Business Intelligence (BI) reporting software solution. The latest version of Stonefield Query for Accpac has seen over 70 enhancements. The addition of the new “application view”, has made creating ad hoc queries and custom reports that much simpler. Stonefield Query for Accpac now lets you see the data in the same way as it is presented in the application. No more searching through confusing tables and fields at the database level. Stonefield Query for Accpac has done all the hard programming. All the casual user needs to do is select which fields they want and let Stonefield Query for Accpac do the rest. All filtering, ordering, and sorting of records is done with a few clicks using the built in wizard.

"There are typically two types of users within organizations," said Mickey Kupchyk, CEO, "Power users and casual users. Power users, typically make up less than 20% of the people in an organization, these include IT developers, super users, and analytical modelers. Casual users make up 80% or more of the people in an organization, these include executives, managers, staff, and business analysts."

Power users have little problem working with most Business Intelligence reporting software like Crystal Reports or Cognos because they understand database design, structures, relationships, joins, and SQL commands. To the casual user, on the other hand, this is beyond their technical ability. This is where the first point of frustration comes in: casual users don’t have time for training on complex Business Intelligence reporting software nor do they want to become programmers.

Casual users have no alternative but to go to their IT department or software vendor to get the reports they want. This creates a second point of frustration: the “IT Bottleneck.” The casual user can’t get what they want when they need it.

Stonefield Query for Accpac eliminates the IT bottleneck by putting Business Intelligence reporting in the hands of the casual user where it belongs.

“We believe that Stonefield Query for Accpac is the first Business Intelligence reporting software that provides this application view. This is a great leap forward for Stonefield Query for Accpac and Business Intelligence reporting,” said Kupchyk. “Now, the casual user can create custom Accpac reports themselves in minutes and without spending time and money on training. Stonefield Query for Accpac will now provide all casual users with real insight into the operation of their business.”

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