As we move forward with our 'adoption' of BI / XML Publisher here, I've been thinking more about what we really need to get up and running quickly.
It is simple really ;-) At the top of our 'wish list' is:
- A comprehensive library of reusable templates
Forget about those pesky XSL-FO ones, we need easily customizable RTF / MS Word templates for EVERY standard AP, PO, GL, AR and FA Oracle e-business suite report and we need them FAST. Translations would be nice as well :-)
I’m not asking for too much, am I? :-)
I demo'ed some BPA functionality to the project team here yesterday.
- The simplicity of the template editor:
-- Adding and deleting items, images and messages
-- Moving regions and contents around
-- Changing item properties
- The Integration with the AR Transactions form.
- The Ease of integrating additional data sources with the standard AR data.
The problem was that the demo was a little too successful! It started a discussion on why some other customer facing documents didn't have similar applications integrated with the core functionality.
As they say 'Some people are never happy' ;-)