An IBM Systems Magazine case study features “How The HammockSource saved a ton of paper and improved business processes”. Congratulations to Max Valdman for successfully tackling the paper reporting monster we all know and love! Note that e-mail delivery of spreadsheets and PDF’s, The HammockSource improves reporting quality — all the spreadsheets tie to eachother and the source data in the ERP.
HarrisData took a similar approach in replacing paper reports with PDF’s and PHP browser pages [ed. for drill down reports without the need for a spreadsheet]. We saved more than paper – we don’t need additional file cabinets to store all the reports either.