Example of report processing

The following figure depicts an example of how Output Manager can subdivide an archived SYSOUT into three custom reports, each for a different bank branch.

Figure 1. Example of report processing for a bank
Example of report processing for a bank

In this example, a bank application produces a large, daily report that summarizes the previous day's transactions for three branches. The branch IDs of these branches are 123, 234, and 345. To capture this SYSOUT and create custom reports from it, the report administrator defines the following Output Manager rules and definitions: a selector rule, a set of archive attributes, a report selection rule, three custom report definitions (one for each branch), and a single report layout (for all three custom reports). To distribute hardcopies of the custom reports to the branch managers, the administrator also defines a set of printer attributes and three distribution lists (one for each custom report), each with the distribution format that they want (for example, email, email and hardcopy, or hardcopy only).

When the application produces SYSOUT, Output Manager captures the SYSOUT, archives it, subdivides the archived SYSOUT into three custom reports (one for each branch), and distributes the reports automatically to the branch managers. By providing the branch managers with only the information that they need, Output Manager helps the managers make informed decisions in a timely manner and operate their branches more efficiently.