Reporting engine is simple, generic, and easy to use and ability to retrieve any kind of Quote information at any time. It supports two kinds of format such as Excel and PDF. Excel report is generated with the use of JXLS library (http://jxls.sourceforge.net/) and PDF is exported using Jasper report (https://community.jaspersoft.com/project/jasperreports-library). As a quick introduction for each of these: JXLS is a small Java library to make generation of Excel reports easy. JXLS uses a special markup in excel templates to define output formatting and data layout. The Jasper Reports Library is the world's most popular open source reporting engine written in Java.
MX report engine is designed to retrieve and print any data point on quotation.
Below is the screen shot of proposal report generation screen in MX. Two options are available such as PDF and excel. User can choose the languages and the template to generate.
Supports two types of report format (PDF AND EXCEL). JXLS is a small Java library to make generation of Excel reports easy. JXLS uses a special markup in Excel templates to define output formatting and data layout. The JasperReports Library is the world's most popular open source reporting engine written in Java.
As in figures above, the difference is Figure (1) selects PDF as proposal format, but figure (2) chooses excel report template. Cover Page, Cover Letter which are all additional reports are shown for PDF proposal. Moreover, if user uploads PDF as first level quote attachment or sales Item attachment, they will show in this screen together with additional reports. MX report engine can provide PDF merging capability. If user chooses more than one of additional report templates, attachments and main proposal report, the output proposal document is a single PDF, the rendered and merged PDF of all these report templates.