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We use Epicor ledger reporting and one output mode is pdf

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We use Epicor for general ledger reporting and one output mode is pdf (others are Excel, Word, CSV).
The Adobe pdf output takes the longest to download. How can I increase the speed to get the pdf reports to come up? Is there a setting a can change to maximize speed?
Also, some users randomly get a "spinning wheel" at times where the pdf never comes up or takes forever. I never have this problem.
Any ideas?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Software
Expert:  Russell H. replied 11 months ago.

Hi, thank you for contacting JustAnswer.com. My name is Russell. I will do my best to provide the right answer to your question.

If Epicor Enterprise is running on a server machine (I presume it is), then you might need to look at the hardware in the server - specifically, the

- CPU speed (and CPU type)

- amount of installed RAM memory (esp. if the server runs Windows ... with Linux this doesn't matter 1/3 as much, at all.)

- speed of hard disk on which Epicor software is installed.

Generating PDF files seems to take quite a while; some PDF forms are very complex, and if they are generated in the server machine and then transmitted to a client computer, this can involve a lot of bandwidth, with some PDF content and some PDF types, which get to the distinctly huge in size. So you also need to consider, on your network:

- the speed of network throughput, esp. when the network is fairly busy.

All the factors mentioned can limit processing of such client-server software and transmission of results.