What skill set do I need to use to make eXtender sing and dance?
Any regular financial controller, IT manager, clever accountant, smart accounts payable clerk, etc. can build eXtender screens. Building screens takes only a few minutes. The important thing is getting a business sign off, document your new screens and train your team on the new screens you've built.
Going the next Step
Enterprise logic code is written in sanscript (which is another way of saying dexterity). So after building all the screens you need, you need to tell someone with a grasp of dex coding, what you want the screen to do - and when to do it. The coding is usually very simple and quick to deploy - but makes a massive difference to your business. So the regular guy can build all the eXtender screens to capture data, but in order to make them sing and dance you must call on your GP reseller or the eOne consulting team to go the next step.
If eXtender is so easy - why do we need consulting help?
The good news is that you don't. The other good news is that if you do want some advice, the eOne team of gurus are available and ready to assist. Given that eXtender is a blank sheet of paper as far as GP design goes it is often difficult to know where to start. Once you get started you will find that there are four ways to solve any given problem - with no absolute correct answer.
Calling in an expert, is like having shoulders to stand on
Calling in an eXtender expert to review your design and ideas on whether to use a linked form, a window or a detailed form etc. is a great idea. An expert can review your reporting requirements and make sure the screens you build support the end result.
An eXtender guru can advise you on the extra functionality you may not have thought or known about. They can show you how to make your solution better by adding a little eXtender logic.
Building your Solution
Many of our customers fall in love with the fact that using eXtender makes customizing GP so quick and easy. Those same people are extremely busy doing their own day-to-day jobs, and prefer to call in the experts knowing that their solution can be delivered in less time.
This is where the eXtender Enterprise kicker really is. Now you have all your screens built and ready to go, call in the logic expert to make them do something. Small pieces of code that upgrade easily can be a life saver. The logic experts can tell you what will work, what makes sense and what to avoid.