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Provides Forté Users with Superior Repository-Based Reporting Environment

Forté FORUM 98, SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., May 4, 1998 At Forté FORUM 98, Indus Consultancy Services, Inc. (ICS), a provider of application development solutions, today announced Report Workshop for Forté®, a repository-based reporting environment for the Forté Application Environment™.

Report Workshop for Forté is a report generation and management tool that leverages the Forté architecture to implement distributed and server-based reports Report Workshop for Forté is a repository-based reporting environment developed using the Forté 4GL, Forté TOOL™. The repository stores all the information about the reports, their structure and other related information. The repository can be stored in any RDBMS supported by Forté.

The Report Workshop has various components with a point-click interface for ease-of-use and quick generation of reports such as Profiler, Designer, Scheduler and Viewer. Major features include:
  • Categorization of reports,
  • Central point to design, view and launch reports,
  • Define Data Source,
  • Easily switch between reports,
  • Scheduling of reports and,
  • Exporting the report data to multiple formats.
"We made the Designer Component easier to use and provided a richer user interface through enhanced controls like Tab control, Tree list and List View," said Shekar Gunaseharan, President of Indus Consultancy Services. "We added HTML generation capability for reports created with Report Workshop by using Forté WebEnterprise™. Report Workshop provides Forté users with a complementary report writing component for all their business needs."

Report Workshop for Forté is scheduled to be released in the second quarter of 1998 and will be initially available for Forté and subsequently for Forté Express™.

With the optional report design tool, companies can create special reports to meet their unique needs. "Our standard report formats are designed to accommodate the most common and useful reports a company needs, and are so easy to create that an IT person is not required," Lane points out. "But we recognize that some users need unique data analysis. For them, the report writing tool is the perfect option."

About Indus Consultancy Services, Inc.

Indus Consultancy Services (ICS) is a provider of innovative technology solutions to solve today's business challenges. ICS focuses on delivering client/server and object-oriented solutions to its diversified clientele. Various strategic alliances have given ICS the ability to develop and deploy mission-critical and distributed applications. ICS provides services such as: Turnkey Project Development, Framework Development, OO Analysis and Design, System Development, and Mentoring. For more information about ICS, contact the company at 140 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Paramus, NJ 07652; Tel (201) 261-3100; Fax: (201) 261-1399; email: askus@indcon.com or visit their web site at www.indcon.com.

Forté Software, Inc.

Forté is a registered trademark, and the Forté Application Environment, Forté TOOL, Forté Express and Forté WebEnterprise are trademarks, of Forté Software, Inc. Other brand or product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
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