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TOPAZ Reporter – Design Services

TOPAZ Reporter allows you to design and run an infinite range of reports based on your Elements data. To output a simple listing report is quite easy, but often we see customers with very specific report requirements, and sometimes these reports can be rather tricky to produce. This is a reflection of the balance between flexibility, …

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What’s New with TOPAZ Reporter

TOPAZ Reporter is a module of the Elements suite that provides a very powerful, ad-hoc report-building tool and gives you access to data from all the other Elements modules. In the last year, we’ve added some great features to Reporter such as: Additional staff information. This was requested at our annual User Symposium meeting when we asked …

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The Scoop on TOPAZ Reporter

As mentioned in the previous blog post, TOPAZ Reporter is a module of the Elements suite that provides a very powerful ad-hoc report-building tool. Reporter provides the customer with the ability to generate a wide range of reports covering compliance, facility operations, and animal health data that can include a host of advanced features such as …

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Strategies for Reporting

Providing reports for users of software applications can be a difficult compromise for software developers. There is no point collecting data if it cannot be reported in a useful way, yet every user has their own ideas and requirements for reporting.  There is also, to some extent, a trade off between the flexibility of a system, and …

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TOPAZ Annual User Symposium

We’re pleased to announce that our Annual User Symposium will take place this year in Baltimore, in the aftermath of the National AALAS meeting.  TOPAZ has been running an annual user meeting for decades, and they always prove to be both fun and enlightening for our customers.  This year’s will be hosted at the University of …

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Four types of transaction

For many of our customers the Animal Billing module, along with the supporting data provided by Census, is the most critical module in the Elements suite.  It allows the PIs to be billed their monthly charges for use of the facility and the services provided.  For the PIs themselves, how their precious grant funds are spent is …

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RFID and other Cage Technologies

The use of RFID technology to ease the tracking of cages in the animal facility has taken a long time to take off.  It was at least 15 years ago when TOPAZ presented RFID technology to our Annual User Conference in the full expectation that within a few years, everyone would be using it!  In practice the …

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