MITS Discover Software Version 8.0 Unveils a Host of New Features & Enhancements

Submitted on: Tue, 06.19.2012 10:08am - admin |

MITS software helps users manage all aspects of their business, from sales to staffing, purchasing to productivity

SEATTLE, WA, June 19, 2012 — MITS, a leading provider of advanced reporting and analytics solutions, announced today a new release of their popular software application MITS Discover, an online analytics processing (OLAP) technology platform that provides easy-to-use tools for tracking and capitalizing on company patterns and trends, including sales, profitability, accounts receivable, accounts payable and more. “MITS Discover 8.0 is the culmination of over a year and a half of intense effort," explains Mickey Lass, VP Sales & Business Development. “Several enhancements we included in this release were based on predicted future requests from our user base. This customer-focused approach is designed to maximize user satisfaction in what is already a highly regarded data analysis and reporting tool.”

“Whether you’re new to MITS Discover, or are currently using it and thinking of upgrading, you’re going to find a lot of value in the 8.0 release,“ says Mickey. “For everyday users, the improvements will make access to their information that much easier and more useful. For the IT group that supports Discover, the web-based administration tool really cuts the cord, allowing them to access and modify the system from anywhere in the world.”

Discover 8.0 brings the power of inventory and sales data closer than ever, making business intelligence decisions that much more informed. Upgrades include:

Drill-Across Feature
MITS is a pioneer in the field of navigating and analyzing company data. Their latest effort, Drill-Across, allows the user to isolate a piece of data and ‘step-back’ to look at it in the context of the whole organization, quickly and easily. This drill-across from a detailed Report or from a summarized Dashboard to a detailed Scorecard opens up exciting new avenues for data analysis.

For example, during a sales analysis you notice that one customer has stopped buying a certain product completely. In the past, investigating whether or not this sales decline was widespread might have involved manually reconfiguring each and every customer’s scorecard for proof. Now you can quickly select a particular piece of dead stock and “Drill-Across” your entire company looking for – and correcting – patterns of sales decline.

Customized Landing Page
Discover 8.0 now allows users to designate any Dashboard, Scorecard, or Report as their primary homepage. Now when you launch Discover, the information most important to you will be the first thing you see. An executive may choose a high-level Dashboard to get a daily snapshot of the health of the entire company while a territory rep may choose a Dashboard that delivers a report of that month’s sales within his designated territory.

New Report Wizard
In the past, if you wanted to trend data over time, you would need to select the columns, create the report, add the calculations showing trend and difference, add a filter, and add a sort. The new report wizard combines these actions into one simple step. If, for example, you’re trying to find the customers who generate the most trouble tickets in any given period, you first would select the trouble ticket data. Next pick the timeframe of comparison (month to month, quarterly, year over year, etc.) Finally click create and the wizard will deliver a sortable list of your biggest users of your tech support resources to your desktop, allowing you to look for commonalities and develop a plan of mitigation.

Updated User Management
Discover 8.0 features an all new, web-based user administration tool, eliminating the need for a static location running the Discover administration module. Further, user records can now be displayed with permissions merged in from a user’s assigned templates. This is a significant time saver and can even alert your IT Administration if there is a conflict with a user’s permissions.

MITS Discover is a mature, state-of-the-art analytics solution used by hundreds of organizations worldwide. The 8.0 update will enhance what is already an incredibly powerful tool to help users develop the types of business intelligence and reporting functions that will help their company grow and prosper. Contact MITS at 206-789-8313 for more information or to schedule a demonstration today.

About MITS
MITS is a leading provider of Advanced Reporting, Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) and Business Intelligence solutions. The company’s product line includes both the MITS Discover OLAP Business Intelligence suite as well as the ad hoc operational reporting solution, MITS Report. Founded in 1996 and headquartered in Seattle, Washington, the company’s technologies are used by thousands of organizations, resellers, and system integrators worldwide. MITS products are firmly entrenched in a wide range of business areas, including manufacturing, distribution, retail sales and services, education, government, healthcare and insurance, as well as a host of other industries.