How do I speed up the Reporter?
Delete Old Data: Nothing slows down the Reporter more than years of hours records. Every time you add hours or print hours reports, the Reporter must sort through all of those hours. Included under the File menu is an option to Delete Old Data. Use this option to delete hours that you no longer need to refer to any more in order to speed up the Reporter dramatically.
Speed up the Network: When sharing data over the network, you’re at the mercy of what everyone else on the network is doing. The Reporter, like any database, is labor intensive and heavily dependent on the speed of the network much more so than other programs like word processors and spreadsheets. Sometimes you can move the Reporter’s data to a different, more lightly used server and see dramatic improvements.
Get a Faster Computer: Too often, people overlook this option. The Reporter is a powerful database program that is dealing with huge amounts of data all the time. It can easily overpower hand-me-down computers. Investment in upgraded computer equipment can quickly pay for itself in increased efficiency.
Add More Memory: For older computers, adding additional memory can offer modest speed increases for a minor investment.