mrc improves m-Power’s interactive reporting
July 2014 Lombard, 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.
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."###
To view a live interactive reporting application with the latest features, visit this page: http://www.crazybikes.com/mrcjava/servlet/CRAZYBIKES.R00090s. For additional information about mrc, visit www.mrc-productivity.com. Contact mrc via phone at 630.916.0662; via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. m-Power is used to create an endless variety of Java-based business applications such as: Mobile apps, Web reports, dashboards, eCommerce apps, business intelligence, and more. It is also the only development platform to automate translation and offer full multi-lingual support.
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.
"m-Power has given me and the company the ability to do things that we have never been able to do. Reports that would take months to get from programming requests can now be run in minutes!"Alex Hodschayan — MBS Textbook Exchange, Inc.
"I am amazed at how easy it is to perform application development. m-Power has automated many of the difficult tasks of application development."Guy Ulmer — Transparent Container Company
"[m-Power] consistantly delivers when I need to do serious application development in very short order."Stan Brewer — Boise Paper Holdings, LLC
"[m-Power] has streamlined our operations and given us the ability to make decisions in seconds or minutes instead of hours or days."Josh Wolfe — Medline Industries, Inc.
"Quick and easy reports, and the ability to delve deeper if necessary in the same tool is unusual to see. [m-Power] seems to deliver both options."Jay Lee — Showplace Wood Products
"Our return on investment is way beyond what was originally conceived because there are whole new areas to which it can be applied."Alan Briggs — General Binding Corporation
"It blows me away how easy [m-Power] is to use."Jose Morales — GL Veneer Company, Inc.
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