Use templates when you want to share your analysis + reports. ABC Analyzer allows you to save your analysis in two different formats: project files (.abcx) and templates.
- Are you using ABC Viewer? Go here to read more
ABC Analyzer supports two formats:
A project file is the "standard" format, and may be edited, altered and deleted like all ordinary files (eg. tekst documents, spreadsheets and powerpoints)
A template is a fixed format, in which you can "lock" an analytical setup and make sure all your colleagues access the same analysis & reports.
When to use templates
Use templates once you have defined your setup and are ready to share it with your colleagues. We recommend creating minimum one template per department working with ABC Analyzer & Viewer.
- Templates are always up-to-date with your newest data
- Templates contain: All ABC categorizations, all your reports, KPI and crosstable layout
- Templates are arranged in folders: By department (purchase, sales etc) or by shop
Once you have "published" your analysis as a template, you and all your colleagues can use it indefinitely. As long as you keep your data updated
Access company templates
In order to access your company templates you need a template key: It's a combination of numbers and letters. If your key only consists of numbers, like 2222-2222-2222-2222 it's a ABC Analyzer license key
Acces your company templates, read: How to get your template key
Data & Templates
A template holds information on where your company data set is stored. Each time you open a template, ABC Analyzer & ABC Viewer will access the newest data set available and display it.
To use templates you need to have access to the local company drive where your data is saved by your IT department. If your template fails to load, double check:
- Your pc is connected to the internet
- You have access to the local drive (if you're working from home you need a VPN-connection, ask your IT department.