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SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING PRINTING OF REPORTS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000200304D
Publication Date: 2010-Oct-05

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K S RAJASEKARAN: INVENTOR

Abstract

The disclosure provides a system and method to avoid printing of reports in different institutions, such as a financial institution. According to the method, whenever a user chooses an option to generate a report, the user may also specifically select whether the report needs to be printed. Further, the user may also select various options such as the printer on which the report to be printed, number of copies to be printed, whether the print-file is to be deleted on printing, and so forth. The system further shows the number of reports lying in the system under a particular user ID.

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SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING PRINTING OF REPORTS

FIELD OF THE DISCLOSURE
[0001]The disclosure relates generally to generation of reports. In particular, the

disclosure relates to report generation and controlling printing of such reports in financial

institutions.

ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE
[0002]
The disclosure provides a system and method to avoid printing of reports in

different institutions, such as a financial institution. According to the method, whenever a

user chooses an option to generate a report, the user may also specifically select whether

the report needs to be printed. Further, the user may also select various options such as

the printer on which the report to be printed, number of copies to be printed, whether the

print-file is to be deleted on printing, and so forth. The system further shows the number

of reports lying in the system under a particular user ID. BACKGROUND
[0003]
For any application, generation of information in the form of a report is an

important requirement. The information may be in a display-only format on the screen or

in a pre-defined format for actual printing. However, the following problems exist with

the present technology, typically in financial institutions: There is no user control on

printing as part of report generation. It may not be possible to just generate the report,

view the report and then decide whether the report needs to be printed. The user also

cannot specify the number of copies that need to be printed. Further, the user may wish to

have an option of retaining the report in the system after printing. The system also does

not prompt the user about the number of reports generated.
[0004]Further, the current technology does not allow special purpose stationery printing

with user control on the stationery number. There is no option for the user to indicate that

the printing is complete so that the inventory number of the stationery can be updated in

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the system with reference to a particular transaction along with the inventory serial

number. Additionally, there is no facility to print, re-print and duplicate print of special

purpose inventory-based printing. Thus, there is a need for a system and a method that

overcome the above-mentioned limitations. DRAWINGS
[0005]
These and other features, aspects, and advantages of the present disclosure will

be better understood when the following detailed description is read with reference to the

accompanying drawings in which like characters represent like parts throughout the

drawings, wherein:
[0006]FIG.1 is a screenshot showing details of reports to be printed, in accordance

with an example;
[0007]FIG. 2 is a screenshot showing criteria-based report generation, in accordance

with an example;
[0008]FIG. 3 is a screenshot showing a generated report, in accordance with an

example;
[0009]FIG. 4 is a screenshot showing initiation of printing of a report, in accordance

with an example;
[0010]FIG. 5 is a scre...