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4 Benefits of Web-Based Reporting

When asked about his decision to move from character-based to web-based reporting, one of our clients recently said, “The bottom line is this: The world is going to the web.” He understood the benefits of web-based reporting, and the positive impact it would make on business. What are those benefits? Here are just a few:

Security: Password-protection, and a secure validation process, limits viewing and downloading to only your authorized staff – ensuring privacy and security.

Accuracy: Web-based reports run in real-time. There are no outdated copies of data-bases or spreadsheets floating around, guaranteeing that your reports will be current.

Time savings: Do you have staff that spends countless hours and days formatting, printing, faxing, and mailing daily, weekly, or monthly reports? Web reports allow your staff to focus on more mission-critical tasks.

Convenience: Web-based reports run from anywhere, and at anytime.

Want to see a live example of a web-based report? This example starts you off with a high level view of your data and lets you drill down as deep as you wish. Feel free to test it for yourself.

If you like what you see, just fill out this short form and tell us what your interested in. We’ll be happy to build a “proof of concept” web report for you.

m-Power upgrade for mrc-Productivity Series Users

Just a reminder to all current mrc-Productivity Series users: Make sure you take advantage of your free m-Power upgrade.

If you are a current mrc-Productivity Series user on maintenance and warranty, you should have received a letter detailing this free upgrade and what you need to do. If you did not receive the letter, or if you have any questions about the upgrade, please give us a call at (630) 916-0662.

The Top 10 Tech Trends

Can you guess what the hot tech trends are? Five well known venture capitalists shared their opinions on the top ten at the recent “Annual Top Ten Tech Trends Debate”.

Not surprisingly, 4 out of the 10 trends are mobile-device related. I believe we are only beginning to understand the impact mobile devices will have on the business world. Real-time information, while important now, will become a necessity in order to stay competitive. As the world becomes increasingly “instant”, companies will be forced to keep up or shut down.

m-Power makes staying up to speed simple, by generating secure java servlets which can be accessed through your mobile device. Imagine the advantages of having real-time company information in the palm of your hand. Now imagine that it’s secure, easy to create, and inexpensive.

Click here to find out how this is possible, or fill out this short form if you would like a no-obligation demonstration of m-Power’s capabilities.

A sophisticated Web-based reporting system built in less than 3 weeks? IT Jungle shows how Boise Cascade pulled it off.

When Boise Cascade’s management told them to develop a complex and comprehensive Web-based reporting system that could interface with multiple host systems…and then to do it in just three weeks time…they just about fell over. That deadline would be impossible to meet.

However, despite being short a developer, they not only got it done, but did it well! How? Here’s what IT Jungle’s reporter uncovered»