AutoPilot and PKS Reporter are actually very different:
- AutoPilot creates tables and graphs and a couple of text documents that essentially contain tables and graphs and are meant to be attached to a report. AutoPilot does not actually create reports.
- PKS Reporter is based on Word and allows users to edit an 'enhanced' Word document. By enhanced, I mean that the user can add 'links' (we call them 'tags') to objects in PKS. These links can point to all kind of objects, like Excel files, image files, a cell in a WinNonlin worksheet, etc. And as you might guess, they certainly can link to tables and graphs that were created by AutoPilot. When the report is updated, the links are used to pull the objects into the Word document and create the report with the current data from PKS. The beauty of PKS Reporter is that the links are 'active', i.e. when the content in PKS changes and the report is updated, the new content is pulled and the report is available with the updated information.
So, in short: AutoPIlot creates content that PKS Reporter can pick up and place into a report.
If you are interested in more details, it would probably be a god idea to get a brief demo scheduled. Contact our sales team to get this on the calendar.
Thanks for your interest.
Director Product Management