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The All-New Reports Application Features Sleek Design, Ability to ‘Set It and Forget It’

Check out this video for a sneak peek of TargetSolutions’ all-new reports application, which launches later this month featuring enhancements for scheduling and sharing reports, as well as a new user interface.

In late August, TargetSolutions is scheduled to launch the all-new reports application. The comprehensive overhaul of the platform’s reporting tool, Generate Reports, as well as updates to the user interface, were designed to make TargetSolutions more intuitive, easy to use and effective.

The end result is more capability for scheduling and sharing reports:

The all-new reporting tool gives platform managers the ability to schedule and share reports, download PDFs, and print and e-mail reports from inside the application.

Scheduling Reports: The upgraded Generate Reports application will provide the ability to create automated reports, so platform managers can “set it and forget it,” said Product Manager Misty Pratt.

In the past, platform managers were required to create copies of old reports to re-run in the future. Now, with just a few clicks, reports can be automated to run at chosen intervals.

Sharing Reports: Inside Generate Reports, platform managers can now manually send a report from inside the platform to an e-mail address outside of TargetSolutions. This makes it possible to share reports with whomever you need – whether it be a regulatory agency, a different fire department, or anyone else – with less hassle.

You can also share reports with other platform managers within the reports application. For instance, a platform manager can now set up a “C Shift Overdue” report and then share it with his C shift supervisor and the supervisor will see it on his reports page.

Additional features include the ability to download report files in PDF, as well as CSV files, and set up automated e-mails that deliver direct links to reports, eliminating the need to log in and saving time by simplifying the reviewing process.

“We’re very proud of these enhancements and we think clients will be proud of them too,” said Pratt. “The ability to schedule automated reports with this kind of detail is going to be a huge time saver for organizations that need to run regular reports. Now, they can set it and forget it.

“TargetSolutions is always striving to limit the amount of work platform managers need to do in the system. We want TargetSolutions to be working for you while you’re working on other things for your organization.”

When preparing the new application, TargetSolutions’ development team analyzed how Generate Reports was being used.

“We looked at the current use cases for reporting and worked to improve the application to really address clients’ needs. The goal was to make reporting easier to use and more efficient with more automation.”

Dustyn Borghi, Director of Software/Web Development for TargetSolutions

TargetSolutions’ online training management system will have a new look in late August.

New Look, New Feel: While the Generate Reports tool has undergone sweeping upgrades, platform managers and users alike will be impressed by TargetSolutions’ new look and feel.

It’s a subtle change to the platform’s classic user interface, but the system now features a flatter, sleeker design.

“We re-designed the platform for functionality,” said Pratt. “It’s a cleaner, more modern look and feel.”

Upcoming Webinars: The new application is scheduled to be released in late August and overview webinars are scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 1 at 1:30 p.m. (PDT) and Thursday, Sept. 3 at 10:30 a.m. (PDT).

Please click here to register for an upcoming webinar. These 60-minute online overviews will provide detailed information on how to operate the new reporting tool and give attendees an opportunity to ask questions about the upgraded application.

About TargetSolutions
TargetSolutions delivers cutting-edge software applications, engaging online training courses, and world-class customer service. The company was founded in 1999 and today there are more than 2,000 organizations across the country using TargetSolutions’ innovative technology to solve their training challenges. TargetSolutions is headquartered in San Diego, Calif. For more information, please call 1-800-840-8048 FREE or check online at


TargetSolutions’ Inaugural Risk Summit Offers an Engaging Three-Day Training Workshop

TargetSolutions’ inaugural Risk Summit will be held this November at Maderas Golf Club in Poway, Calif. The three-day training workshop will feature valuable training sessions, plus complimentary meals and a keynote speech delivered by safety expert Kevin Burns.

It’s fast approaching: The 2015 Risk Summit at Maderas Golf Club in Poway, Calif.

The special three-day training workshop, scheduled November 2-4, is a can’t-miss event for platform managers looking for hands-on instruction on how to operate TargetSolutions’ online safety training system.

TargetSolutions’ Strategic Risk Management Business Unit’s Kelly Zielinski is excited for the inaugural event that will gather together a diverse group of users from across the country to learn tips and tricks for operating the platform.

“We want our users to have a better understanding of who we are as people and the folks here at TargetSolutions that can help them leverage their program,” said Zielinski.

“We want people to come to this event and expect to be engaged. We welcome questions, we’re going to be asking a lot of questions, we’re going to have people get up and tell their story of how TargetSolutions has benefited their organizations.”

TargetSolutions’ 2015 Risk Summit is a training experience you don’t want to miss! Please click here to make your reservation today.

Scholarship Opportunities Available for the IAFC’s Upcoming VCOS Symposium in the Sun

The International Association of Fire Chief’s VCOS’ Symposium in the Sun is coming this November to Clearwater Beach, Fla. The special educational program provides leadership training to help identify the specific needs of volunteer leadership. Firefighters from all over the United States will attend, providing attendees an opportunity to network and share solutions.

The VCOS, which is one of TargetSolutions’ valued partners, is offering several chances to win scholarships for this special event. Two winners will be chosen to receive $1,500 to attend the symposium, which is scheduled Nov. 12-15 at the Hilton Clearwater Beach. Please click here to learn more and sign up. All scholarship applications are due Aug. 30.

Award opportunities are also available for this conference. Winners of each award will have their travel, lodging and registration for the symposium covered. Applications are due Aug. 31. Here is an overview of award opportunities:

John M. Buckman III Award: Sponsored by Provident Insurance, this award is given to a chief officer of a volunteer or combination department who demonstrates exemplary leadership, integrity and outstanding moral values. More Information >

Emergency Vehicle Safe Operations Achievement Award: Sponsored by VFIS, this award recognizes an emergency service organization that has experienced a significant and verifiable reduction in collisions/incidents/crashes during the period June 1, 2014–May 31, 2015. More Information >

Retention and Recruitment Award: Sponsored by VFIS, this award recognizes success and excellence in the retention and recruitment of emergency service organization members. More Information >