These reports have been created to supplement the reports in the FamilyNet ORCHIDS application. They offer an alternate way to organize and summarize your agency's data. They are also a more flexible reporting tool. You can print all or some pages of a report, or you can work with them onscreen. You can also save these reports in different file formats.
The biggest difference you will notice, however, is that the Crystal Reports have no case filters. These reports run on visit dates, not on case dates or case status. All of the Crystal Reports show data about clients who received services (visits) during the date range of the report.
As you work with Crystal Reports, keep in mind that your agency's reports reflect the data that staff has entered into ORCHIDS. Incorrect data will often be correctable by fixing the data entry within ORCHIDS. Data on these reports update early every morning, which means that each report reflects data entry in ORCHIDS that was complete as of the end of the previous day.
Example reports used in this document display fake data. The clients, cases, and visits are all fictitious.
Complete ORCHIDS Crystal Reports Guide (pdf)
Reports (all files are pdfs)