@Salah_Obaid, I could not agree with you more.
Opposing views given their due consideration, the fact of the matter is that nobody uses an accounting system for the joy of inputting data. It’s a laborious task at best. Granted, the price of “free” is a powerful incentive for some, but results-oriented people choose an accounting system for the output. The output. The ability to produce management and financial reports from varying perspectives that allow for the detailed examination of the business operations.
It is my hope that @lubos will one day provide us with a robust custom reports generator so that each user can design the reports they need without having to burden him with requests to design the types of reports he admittedly does not favor. When that day arrives it will be the icing on the cake for some, and that includes me.
In the alternative, if Manager could interface with a software product like Crystal Reports it would be the next best thing to a custom reports generator. In my opinion, either solution would work for those who need more dynamic reporting functionality.