I had some success this weekend writing a new script to generate PDF reports and to email those reports auto-magically.  Big thanks goes out to the deveopler of PDF::API2, a Perl module for creating PDFs on the fly.  The documentation is sparse for this module, but I did find a good set of examples to inspect.  I used Mail::Sender to forward the reports on to their final destination.

-Chris

Update: 1 APR 2005
I found a new tutorial covering PDF::API2With Pictures.