January 2021 Oak Brook, IL

Today, software developer mrc unveils a revamped front-end for the m-Power Development Platform--creating the fastest low-code platform on the market. m-Power is a low-code application development platform that businesses use across their organizations to create web applications such as report-writing, Business Intelligence, executive dashboards, e-commerce, customer portals, and mobile applications to name a few.

With this latest release, mrc redesigned and rebuilt m-Power’s front-end from the ground up. The main goals of the project: Improve speed, keep pace with current trends, and incorporate new technologies into the interface.

The results: With a revamped front-end, m-Power is now the fastest low-code platform available today. The the latest release, m-Power received a speed boost on several levels:

Build process improvements

Known for its 4-step build process, m-Power already offered unmatched development speed. This enhancement further simplifies the build process with a more streamlined interface and a new application specs panel.

Designed for reference and simple navigation, the application specs panel updates in real-time during the build process. It helps users keep track of their progress and navigate to any part of the build process with one click. Overall, the application specs panel helps users build and update applications more efficiently.

m-Power's application specs panel
m-Power's application specs panel (on the left)

Interface speed

Built with Vue.js, m-Power’s new interface is blazing fast. Build process screens now load instantly, without refreshing the browser. This reduces build process time and delivers a better user experience.

Data models

This enhancement introduces data models to m-Power. Data models are re-usable data sets that further simplify the build process. Rather than customize a new data set during every build process, users can now create reusable data models and use them across any application.

Most importantly, data models further simplify the build process for m-Power users. When using a data model, they can create an application in just two steps.

Interface improvements

This enhancement brings many interface improvements, designed to streamline the user experience. Some of the most important changes include:

  • A new administration layout: With m-Power’s new admin area, users can access admin options without ever leaving their current workflow. The admin panel is available on every screen, which means users can adjust key settings without navigating away from their current task.
  • Application history bar: The new application history bar displays a list of recently modified applications and key m-Power functions. It lets users dive into recently modified applications with a single click, or start a new build process.
  • Built-in Data Explorer and dashboarding: m-Power’s Data Explorer previously operated as a separate software product. With this latest enhancement, the Data Explorer is now baked into m-Power.

    Using the Data Explorer, m-Power developers can quickly analyze their data models on the fly. It helps users create reports, data lookups, visualizations, pivot tables, and dashboards in minutes. Once created, users can share their results with others or save them for future use. Overall, the Data Explorer gives users a way to explore their data models instantly.

  • m-Power’s Data Explorer
    m-Power’s Data Explorer

"We came into this interface overhaul with a few main goals in mind," says Tyler Wassell, mrc’s Director of Software Development. "Increase overall speed and the intuitiveness of the interface were probably our two biggest areas of focus. Based on customer feedback we’ve received from our beta release, I feel like we met those goals."


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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