RevSoft UK RUG 25th Sept 2012.

RevSoft UK are pleased to announce their next get together in London.  On Tuesday 25th September Mike Ruane and some of the RevUK team will be at the Hilton Metropole Paddington for an update on everything Revelation.  Those of you that have been before will know the format and you’ll know the amount of invaluable information that can be obtained through attending one of our RUGS.  If you are an OpenInsight developer, a user of a Revelation based system or a developer or user of another MultiValue technology – this is an event that you can’t afford to miss.

The doors will open at 09.30 for refreshments, ahead of Mike taking the floor at around 10.00.  He’ll run through what’s new at Revelation, our plans going forward and other new items to bring you right up to date.  Punctuated by coffee breaks and a buffet lunch in the restaurant, he’ll go on to cover some of the new features and enhancements in OpenInsight and take your suggestions for new features in OI.  Subject to confirmation, they’ll be an additional speaker tackling a Revelation related subject (watch my blog in early September for more details) and then we’ll close out the afternoon with a short networking session where you can continue your lunchtime conversations with people.  We will be vacating the room just before 17.00.

We have a limited number of places available so please send an email to to reserve your place on this not to be missed RUG.  If you are not sure whether the event is right for you, please contact Martyn on +44 (0) 20 8912 1000 or via email.

Reporting just got a whole lot faster.

A couple of weeks ago Sprezzatura blogged about their new report viewer which is now part of S/List and which dramatically reduces the time taken to produce reports for preview.

I had a nice little demo in which i could show the difference between running a List statement in the OpenInsight .net print engine and the new Sprezzatura Viewer. However, to get even more speed S/List is now configured to only operate with the new Sprezz Report Viewer.

Fortunately, I was so amazed by the results I took a video of the comparison and I’ll gladly take you through the video using a WebEx session if you drop me a line.  We can then also try running one of your reports (List Statements) against your data file and see what a difference it makes.

The new version of S/List is now being tested by a couple of key S/List users and reports that are coming back are more than favourable.  For example: “WOW!!! S/List Express is fast. For example in a 6000+ employee database one report that previously took 2 min 57 sec now runs in 43 sec!”.

If you are running OpenInsight version 9.x (sorry S/List Express does not work with version 8.0.8 and prior) and you’d like super fast column based reporting then drop me a line and we’ll see what S/List Express can do for you.