PathFinder was created to help users better understand their data. It is not a simple reporting tool to summarize or filter data by certain attributes, but a real time access tool that allows you to find your way through the data.
What do we mean, find your way through the data? Think about a scenario where you want to understand payments made on an order. How would you do that today? You would need to look up the sales order, find the related invoices, search for those invoices and then find the related customer payments by opening multiple pages.
Imagine the ability to seamlessly navigate from one type of data to another and not having to back up and look for additional data. Just drill straight through from one type of data to another...in real-time!
Essentio's pre-defined Business Objects, initially developed to help with archiving, are now put to use to create the relationships between different types of data and are the foundation of this functionality.
PathFinder is a browser based tool that uses these pre-defined Business Objects, or objects that you build. Additionally, with PathFinder, you can join different sources of data. For example, you might combine data from a shipping system with JDE Sales Orders to better track the status of shipments.