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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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We’ve posted a lot recently about TOPAZ Reporter, the new features included, and some ideas of strategies to help you make useful reports. But, you really need training to use the tool itself. Reporter allows you to select data from a relational database and present it onto a page (real or virtual), but it can do …

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TOPAZ Reporter is a very powerful ad hoc reporting tool that can be used to construct a very wide range of report types covering almost all the data captured by Elements. So, how do you use it? #1 Get Training The first requirement is to get training! TOPAZ Reporter is quite easy to use for …

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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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One of the main features in the new version of Elements is the inclusion of Vet Management data into the TOPAZ Reporter module.  For any users who are unaware, TOPAZ Reporter is a very powerful report design tool that customers can use to develop their own reports and dashboards.  The Reporter data resides in a separate database …

Elements v4.3 brings together Veterinary Management with TOPAZ Reporter Read More »

The 21st Century Cures Act, signed into law on December 13, 2016, is designed to help accelerate medical product development and bring innovations and new advances to patients who need them faster and more efficiently.  The Cures Act sought to “catalyze development of new medical technologies at a unique moment in history when fundamental advances in our …

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We’ve talked a lot recently (in blog posts, on the website) about the Veterinary Management module of TOPAZ Elements and there’s been a lot of interest in how this module can help with compliance, animal care and communication within the vet team and with researchers.  We have a couple of case studies on the website that …

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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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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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About a year ago we undertook an exercise to define “personas” – descriptions of semi-fictional users of our Elements software that get used as part of marketing discussions and other customer-focused conversations internally.  They were based on a number of interviews with current TOPAZ users.  It was an interesting exercise, particularly when it came to understanding the …

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