Impress(TM) is a revolutionary report-writer which brings the power of
desktop publishing to report-writing. It supplies free-form layout
with graphical data access and mathematical calculations, all with no
Impress lets users easily retrieve, analyze and present data from
relational databases. What sets Impress apart from other
report-writers is this: it is both easy enough to use for a standard
user, and flexible enough to accommodate every type of report. This
is a major departure from standard report-writers which are either so
inflexible that they handle only a very limited variety of reports, or
are so complex that they require a programmer in order to produce a
Impress is able to deliver both ease of use and flexibility because it
provides a small set of general concepts which solve a large range of
needs. These paradigms are quickly mastered and their wide
application makes them suitable to users of all levels of expertise.
Impress' features are accessed by such well-known metaphors as
dragging-and-dropping, and palettes of elements. An object-oriented
scripting language performs calculations and fills the elements with
data. Using these simple but Impressive tools, a user can create all
kinds of reports. These include, but are not limited to: payroll
reports, phone lists, labels, form letters, books which have a
standard format but include data which changes frequently, reference
materials and corporate annual reports.
These are some of the features which set Impress apart from every other report
- Works with any DBKit-compatible database.
- Comes with an API which allows Impress to be extended and included as the report engine for any custom application
- Graphical layout
- Formula analytics
- Point-and-click query creation
- Supports hierarchical, conditional and flat sets of data and queries
- Object-oriented structure of document allows you to modify results after they have been generated
- Access to pasteboard and system data
Favorable Reactions to Impress
Ron Weissman, Ex-Director of Corporate Marketing for NeXT,
Inc. commented, "We are extremely excited about Impress. It provides a
tremendous value for NEXTSTEP users. Reporting requirements have been
a big item on our clients wish list and Impress immediately fills that
void. Impress will save developers and end-users countless hours in
this increasingly complicated data-driven world."
Impress runs under NEXTSTEP 3.3 for NeXT, Intel, HPPA, and Sparc.
$850 for a single user floating license.
All prices are U.S. prices only and are subject to change without notice.
Purchasing a single user floating license allows one user at a time to use
Impress over a network. Educational institutions receive a 50% discount.
Contact Objective Technologies Inc. for site license information.
Objective Technologies Inc.
90-07 68th Ave., Forest Hills, NY 11375
email: firstname.lastname@example.org voice: 718.997.9741
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