Many companies never realize the true power and value of the information coming from their quality management efforts. FTQ360 provides a wide array of reporting tools that allow you to take full advantage of that data. With this interface, you've got trend, progression and risk analysis at your fingertips.
In addition to the Inspection PDF Report, you can run a number of analytical reports to manage deficiencies, due dates and process compliance. You can also run trend analysis reports to track recurring problems and the success of your improvement efforts.
Analytic Reports are broken into the following categories.
These are the reports that have been "activated" for your account. You'll probably run these reports on a regular basis, and you can set filters to target specific projects, checklists, date ranges and more.
For reports that are run often, you can save filter settings as a "Favorite Report."
You can activate more reports to "Run Online" at Reports>Activate Reports.
- For more information, check out How to Run Online Reports.
These multidimensional summary and analysis reports allow you to drill through various levels of data and filtering. Data (such as projects, phases, checklists, and more) display as clickable bar graphs that refine the displayed information.
Interactive Reporting is easy-to-use for all levels of the organization. Field users can simply define project and responsible party reports with the simplicity of a point-and-click interface. Interactive Reporting’s more advanced features provide dynamic charts, drill-down between data dimensions, category filters and date range options.
- For more information, check out How to Run an Interactive Report.
Should you use Online Reports or Interactive Reports?
If you know the report to run and the parameters to use, you can go straight to the Run Online Reports. For example, if you want a report that shows all safety issues for a particular project and you know that this would be a "Deficiency" report, filtered by XYZ Project, filtered on Checkpoint Type: Safety, and/or possibly filtering for a certain Safety Checklist, then you could go to the Run Online Reports and find the exact report you want.
However, if you want to explore a variety of data or don't know where to start, then the Interactive Reports are a great place to start. Interactive Reports show the different types or categories of reports, i.e. Inspection, Open Item, QC/FIXED Item, Performance and R4R. Interactive Reports also provide a variety of options for ways to look at and analyze the data, and once a report is run, it shows the report number or series. (i.e. 405 reports show only Open items, whereas 401 reports show the full inspection report.)
When a stylized report is not needed or you just want to easily export data into Excel to sort and filter, run a Data Query. A Data query is a basic request for information from the FTQ360 database.
You can choose from commonly-used Data Queries that have already been formatted for FTQ360 users, such as login activity, last 2500 Open and QC checkpoints, deficiency history, and much more.
- For more information, check out How to Run a Data Query.
Automatic Reports are generated and emailed on a pre-set schedule, which can be daily, weekly or monthly. These reports can go to virtually anyone in the organization from upper management, to Project Managers, to Responsible Parties. There is a wide variety of reports, ranging from inspection copies, open deficiencies, summaries and more.
Report generation follows the formatting and scheduling that are specified in Report>Activate Reports.
- For more information, check out Schedule a Report to Run and Email Automatically.
Report Improvements & Customization
We've reduced the size of reports by approximately 25%. You may notice that the fonts are slightly smaller and there is less space between the rows. Pictures are still the same size, but you can choose to have either 2 or 4 pictures per row if you want to reduce the report even further.
- For more information, check out Preference for 2 or 4 Pictures per Row on Reports