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bi information for discrete manufacturing  of a free third-party BI tool from Jaspersoft. All reports can be exported to Microsoft Excel; users can define the criteria to be used when reports are generated. Dashboards are also used, containing dynamic (Flash) or static ( Portable Network Graphics [PNG] ) charts, with the option to see the raw data or export the graphs to Excel or Adobe PDF. File storage: Files and pictures can be easily uploaded and downloaded to and from the server without overloading the system.   Ease of Modification

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