July 2014 Oak Brook, IL

Today, software developer mrc announces improved interactive reporting within m-Power. m-Power is a web application development platform that businesses use across their organizations. It creates web applications such as report-writing, Business Intelligence, executive dashboards, customer portals, and mobile applications to name a few.

Used for Business Intelligence (BI), interactive reports let users analyze large amounts of data. They provide users with a high-level view of their data, and lets them drill-down, filter, and sort their data as needed. Interactive reports are great BI tools because they let end users analyze their data from any angle.

This new enhancement brings improvements to the already-popular interactive report. Now, m-Power users can:

  • Adjust row dimensions

    In a typical report, the end user cannot control which dimensions appear in their report, or the order in which they appear. For example, the report in figure 1 sorts data by shipping year. In a static report, that’s unchangeable.

    With this latest enhancement, end users can rearrange or remove that dimension from their report. They can now change the drill-down order within their report, letting them view their data from any angle they need.

    Drag and Drop Row Dimensions

    Figure 1: Drag and drop row dimensions to alter the data displayed in the report. To try this interactive report, click here.

  • Collapse/expand all subtotal rows

    Interactive reports display high-level data, and let users drill down for more information. But, as they contain large amounts of data, expanding every row to view subtotal data was often tedious. This enhancement simplifies the process, giving users the option to expand/collapse all subtotal rows with a single click.

  • Embed interactive reports inside user-defined dashboards

    Another popular BI tool, a user-defined dashboard is a customizable business dashboard. It lets users pull charts, graphs, and data from other applications and display it in a single dashboard. Each user controls the layout and the data displayed in their user-defined dashboard.

    With this latest enhancement, users can now embed interactive reports within user-defined dashboards. This adds flexibility to both the user-defined dashboard and the interactive report.

"Already one of m-Power's most popular templates, the interactive report is a powerful BI tool," says Tyler Wassell, mrc's Manager of Software Development. "This new enhancement gives users even more great features that will help them better analyze their data."


For additional information 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 tool suite, m-Power, is used to create business applications and can run on any database or platform that supports Java (e.g. OS/400, Linux, Unix, and Windows). m-Power is used to create an endless variety of business web applications such as: Mobile apps, Web reports, dashboards, eCommerce apps, business intelligence, and more.

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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