1. CASE Form and Report
Types of CASE Tools
Definition of Form & Report Generators
Purpose of Form & Report Generator Tools
Advantages & Disadvantages
Example of software
3. Types of CASE Tools
Computer display and report generators
Form & Report Generators: CASE tools that support
the creation of system forms and report in order to
prototype how the systems will “look like and feel” to
Form and Report Generators are considered an Upper
which are use primarily to support the project
identification and selection, project initiation and
planning, analysis, and design phases of the SDLC.
5. Purpose of Form & Report
Two primary purposes:
The creation, modification, and testing of prototypes
of computer display form and report.
The identifications of data items to display or collect
for each form or report.
6. Advantages Vs. Disadvantages
Provides new systems with less time.
Improve the productivity of the systems development
Improve quality of the system development process
Improve work skills
Improve management of the system development
7. Advantages Vs. Disadvantages
High cost of purchasing
High cost of training personnel
Lack of methodology standards with the organizations
Organizations see it as threat to job security
Lack of confidence in system by organizations
8. User involvement
Ease the system implementation.
Users are more familiar with the system.
Involved user required less training rather than un-
Positive impression of meeting their needs.
As a system analyst; enable them to understand the
user requirements more efficiently.
9. Example of the Form & Report tool
DBxtra Software : Empowers non-technical users
to easily design reports without reliance on
Version DBxtra 2005.0.4
Released: March 24, 2006 - Size 14 MB
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In conclusion, Form and Report Generators:
are considered to be an Upper CASE Tools
CASE tools that support the creation of system forms
and report in order to prototype how the systems will
“look like and feel” to users.
Their purpose are:
The creation, modification, and testing of
prototypes of computer display form and report.
The identifications of data items to display or
collect for each form or report.
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Valacich, Joseph. Modern system analysis
and design , Prentice Hall, 2005