MITS, a leading provider of reporting and business intelligence solutions, announced a major new release of its popular operational reporting solution, MITS Report. MITS Report 2.0 includes complete integration with a wide range of MultiValue and relational databases, giving customers more consistent and powerful reporting capabilities in today’s multi-platform computing environments. The release also constitutes a major step forward in usability, with a new look and dozens of data access, presentation and integration features.
With version 2.0, all MITS report functions can be used with nine additional databases. Support has expanded to a combination of MultiValue and relational platforms, including: TigerLogic D3, OpenQM (see related article), Northgate Reality, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL database management system, PostgreSQL, InterSystems Caché, Oracle and Apache Derby. MITS Report continues its complete support for IBM’s UniVerse and UniData platforms.
“It is not uncommon for companies to utilize more than one database platform,” says Gary Owen, MITS vice president of software operations. “Because MITS Report supports multiple databases, users can create reports while remaining in a single, familiar environment and interface.”
The release also adds a range of new Web application programming interfaces (APIs) which enable software solution vendors to more thoroughly embed MITS Report within their own applications. Thanks to complete integration capabilities, end users may use MITS Report within a third-party solution without ever realizing it.
“The new, Web services-based integration is important to end users as well as software providers,” adds Owen. “Now any application, wherever it was developed, can be integrated with MITS Report via Web services.” While Internet-based applications are a great fit for the new interoperability features, MITS has successfully integrated MITS Report with .NET applications as well.
The new release helps users set up dynamic connections to MITS Report from within Excel workbooks. “Now users can connect to a report from within any Excel document,” explains Owen, “similar to the way Excel connects to a database.” Once connected, a spreadsheet can be automatically updated as the underlying data presented by the report changes. Excel power users will appreciate the ability to integrate the filtering, summarizing, and formatting capabilities of MITS Report with consolidation, pivot tables, and other advanced Excel features.
Because Excel isn’t the only way users share data, MITS has added PDF export capability to MITS Report. End users will enjoy the functionality improvements associated with creating and distributing reports via email directly through the MITS Report interface. (Continued)
For more information about MITS Report 2.0, view this release in its entirety here.