MITS, a provider of reporting and business intelligence solutions, has announced a major new release of its popular operational reporting solution, MITS Report.
MITS Report 3.0 includes an array of new features designed to put more power in the hands of end users and free up busy IT resources, while ensuring both data security and overall system performance.
According to MITS, new calculated columns, date range columns and ranking capabilities, plus foundational work, are among the key elements in version 3.0 of the MITS Report operational reporting solution.
"This version will enable organizations to more rapidly understand situations, get answers and act on them," says Mickey Lass, MITS vice president of sales and business development. "It reflects not only the kinds of enhanced capability our customers have requested - but also establishes important foundational technology for future enhancements, both planned and yet to be identified."
With version 3.0, MITS Report now lets users create and incorporate new data not identified when the reporting environment is initially configured. "It's not unusual for organizations to discover new information needs after MITS Report is in use for a while," notes Gary Owen, MITS vice president of development. "Often, once users get better visibility of their company's data using MITS Report, they start asking more questions. The new Calculated Column feature addresses this issue."
The new feature lets users create a new column from other data already included in a report, much as users of spreadsheet software can specify a formula for deriving a value that's not included elsewhere. To oversimplify, if the reporting environment provides data on revenues and employees, an end user can create a new "revenue-per-employee" item and include it in a report. Calculated columns like this one are stored in MITS Report along with all the other reporting data, and are available to other end users for their own reporting needs.
Particularly appealing, according to MITS, is the way end users specify how a value is calculated. Instead of composing a complex formula as with most spreadsheet software, users can access a graphical, point-and-click, wizard-like dialogue to define a calculated column in a report.
MITS Report 3.0, already in use at key customer sites, is available for licensing now. For more details on this release, visit the MITS website.