Alain Tadros

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Kazoo's CEO, Joseph Cardoza, was asked by Colliers' CIO, Jon Green, to propose a solution for a problem that had been haunting the Colliers IT department for a while. The problem was "speed." Requesting a commercial real estate report from a computer system should never be a "Project" that requires coffee making and donuts to be consumed while waiting. The system was ASP based and connected to MS SQL Server 2000 to query commercial real estate properties. The reporting portion of the system was just thrown together! The agents at Colliers requested that the reports be in PDF format. Well, that's good except getting there from an ASP page is not as easy as advertised. Adobe Acrobat allows for PDF creations, but for more control over the output, format, and content, Crystal Reports was chosen to control the output because of their ability to construct the output in P... (more)