Apparo Fast Edit - Frequently Asked Questions
Why Fast Edit?
Apparo Fast Edit can help to extend your business intelligence environment to include a high-performance data entry component, including data import from Excel.
The software is entirely web-based and runs on an application server, users only need a Web-Browser.
Our customers are using Fast Edit for a variety of tasks. The probably most common uses are these:Within reports and dashboards:
Entered data can be directly processed in- and outside the BI-system.Data Management:
Fast Edit? What it does, what it offers?
Even 100,000+ Excel rows are no problem.
Is there a Support & a Hotline?
We understand our support as premium support.
We offer support for all kinds of questions around Apparo Fast Edit, whether via e-mail, phone, Skype or remote.
For more information, click here
Has Fast Edit any impact on the support of my BI vendor?
Apparo Fast Edit does not make any changes to the installation, the behavior of the BI system is, with or without Apparo Fast Edit, the same - the product support of the BI system remains intact.
What if my BI system is updated
If a business intelligence vendor is offering a new version, Fast Edit Apparo is supporting this version within 3 months.
What trainings do I need?
The user interface is simple and self-explanatory. If users are already familiar with the business intelligence system, Apparo Fast Edit is simply like an additional feature.
Questions, how a problem can be solved using Fast Edit, will be answered by our support.
Which license is the right one for us and is it upgradeable?
We offer the following options:Trial version :
60 days of unlimited use
After that time preiod you can exchange the license key to get a full version
Full version :
We offer 2 types of licenses:
You can upgrade the Small Business license at any time to 'base', the costs resulting from the difference in price for the licenses
For more information, visit 'licenses'
We want to test Apparo Fast Edit, how we go about it?
After the test period you just need to replace the trial key to get the unlimited version.
What is a business case, how it can be created?
Business Cases are created using the web-based tool 'Designer', they can be started straight from the web portal of the BI system.
What is the Designer, how it can be started?
The Designer is the programm that creates the Business Cases. It has an online-help, that can be switched on. The online-help contains short explanations to every function.
You don't need programming or database knowledge to create Business Cases. The Designer is very intuitive.
The Designer is started directly from your BI-systems webportal, no client-installation necessary.
For more information, visit 'How does Fast Edit work'
What data from which system I can change?
Apparo Fast Edit can access relational databases such as Oracle, IBM DB2, MS SQL Server, etc. It can read, write and update data from database tables or views.
Does Apparo Fast Edit own a security management
No, it is using the existing security of the BI system or Active Directory or LDAP in the standalone version.
How do I access multiple database tables simultaneously?
Each Business Case target just one database table.
How can we ensure that only the right users can view and edit the data, because many data are confidential?
You can define data filters, so only certain data is displayed.
Many data is in Excel documents and should not be entered manually - what can we do
You can :
No technical knowledge needed.
The look of the generated business case is simple, how can we improve it?
Can we use conditional formatting to highlight rows or fields?
This feature is included in version 3.
For version 2 users it is possible to conditional format the widget 'label with variables'.
You can use the following example:
How can I check data entry and reject bad data?
How can we monitor data changes?An simple way to do this is the history function:
You can specify that a record can't be deleted or changed. It only creates a new record and marks it as current
Here you can record any change - Who changed What , When and How
For more information, visit ' Recording all data changes '
Does Fast Edit work with Cognos and Business Insight Advanced?
Creating reports with hyperlinks is possible only with the Cognos Report Studio, so is not suitable for BIA.
For the usage (not designing) of a Business Case, Business Insight Advanced can be used.
What technical environment is required for Fast Edit?
There are currently 5 versions. Apparo Fast Edit for:
Advantages of stand-alone solution:
Disadvantage: No web-portal available
For more information, visit 'Supported BI systems'
Users need only a Web-Browser.Fast Edit itself runs on different operating systems: Windows, Linux, AIX, Solaris
Fast Edit supports the major databases, eg MS SQL, Oracle, DB2, and many more.
For more information, visit 'IT environments'
Is iOS (iPad) or Mozilla Firefox supported?Yes.