mrc Press Release

mrc adds improved charting to m-Power

February 2014 Lombard, IL Today, software tool developer mrc announces the release of improved graphing and charting capabilities within m-Power. m-Power is software that rapidly creates web applications such as report-writing, Business Intelligence, executive dashboards, e-commerce, customer portals, and mobile applications to name a few.

While already offering advanced charting features (like chart drill-downs, tooltips, chart exporting/printing, mobile charting capabilities, etc…), this latest enhancement gives m-Power’s reporting and Business Intelligence (BI) capabilities a major boost. For example, with this update, m-Power users can now:

  1. Create better looking reports and dashboards
    The new, animated charts and graphs give m-Power applications a smoother, more attractive look and feel. Combined with m-Power’s point-and-click graphing interface, users can easily create attractive reports and dashboards in minutes.
  2. Create additional application types
    m-Power now comes with a comprehensive collection of charts and graphs--offering over 90 options. This opens the door to a far wider array of future m-Power templates, and lets m-Power users create additional application types, such as:


    • Multi Line and Bar Combo Graph
      As illustrated in Figure 1, this graph combines two or more chart types into a single chart. It helps users compare different sets of data from within the same chart.


      Figure 1:
      This multi line and bar combo graph tracks both website hits and shopping cart activity.

    • Interactive funnel chart applications
      As illustrated in Figure 2, these charts help companies track areas like website conversion rates, sales cycles, and more.


      Figure 2:
      This funnel chart helps sales and marketing executives track their website’s conversion rate, from initial visit to final purchase.

    • Cylinder charts
      As illustrated in Figure 3, these charts are useful for tracking Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), as well as progress towards a specific business goal.


      Figure 3:
      This cylinder chart tracks progress towards a specific business goal (customer acquisition).

    • Zoom line chart applications
      As illustrated in Figure 4, this line chart starts with a high-level view of data, and lets users zoom into select areas on the chart to view detailed data.


      Figure 4:
      This line chart lets users select and zoom in on any area for a more detailed look at their data.

    • and much more.
  3. Easily customize their charts and graphs
    m-Power’s new graphing features come with a wider array of customization options. This gives users more control over the look and feel, as well as the information displayed on each chart. Combined with m-Power’s point-and-click graphing interface, m-Power users can develop and customize their charts more easily than ever.

"These new charts and graphs really improve m-Power’s reporting power," says Tyler Wassell, mrc's Manager of Software Development. "Not only can users create a wider array of beautiful charts and graphs, they also have even more customization options than ever before!”

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To view a demo of m-Power’s new charting library, visit this page: http://www.mrc-productivity.com/Products/charts.html. For additional information about mrc or m-Power, visit www.mrc-productivity.com. Contact mrc via phone at 630.916.0662; via fax at 630.916.0663; via e-mail at mrc@mrc-productivity.com.

About mrc
mrc's development platform, m-Power, is used to create business applications and can run on any platform that supports Java (e.g. OS/400, Linux, Unix, and Windows). Applications access DB2/400, Oracle, MySQL and MSSQL, or any combination thereof. Using the m-Power development platform, users create an endless variety of Java-based business applications from simple queries to reports, to complex custom enterprise systems and dashboards.

mrc was a recipient of the Apex Award for application development, is a long-time IBM Business Partner, and has been producing award-winning development software since 1981.

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