Data genie is a windows based program for gathering (data-input) and processing your data
The following example may help you understand how it works.
You are trying to keep track of your staff’s (or your own) time sheets. You have 3 options a) Buy a ready made program, b) ask your programmer to build something in Access or c) Set up a crude data-base using excel.
You will need features to :-
Input data (key in the data through a user friendly screen, with drop down lists, date field’s free text (notes) and numeric field – with some data-checking
Search for data and get an instant report
Provide more sophisticated reports with subtotals
Export the reports and data to other systems
.. and perhaps consider running this on the web for people to enter remotely
Data-Genie provides all of this – automatically.
In order to use it you need provide only a list of variables (or columns or fields) that you wish to collect and the system then configures itself to provide all the functionality above – a more!
If you already have your data collected and held in an Excel, Access or SQL data-base it can be imported into Data-Genie and ready to run within minutes. You are then provided with the following
Data checking on input
Save reports as CSV or PDF
Cross tabulations, sort/count reports
Computation of new derived fields
Putting your own help text for novice users
Passwords and logging
Cosmetically alter the screen layout, logos and splash screen
Save the request for inquiry or report for easy recall
An audit log of all changes
Easy recall of changes made to any record
Project managements (for multiple DG projects) including archiving and speedy navigation, adding new projects