Activant Introduces Its Next Generation of Business Analytics

Activant Solutions Inc. users know the power that Activant’s business analysis tool gives them to help make smarter decisions about their operations. Now Activant has introduced its next generation of business analytics — Activant Business Analyzer — to give distributors an even greater advantage.

The Activant Business Analyzer solution includes features and functionality that provide distributors with greater insight into their businesses. For starters, it’s faster — queries return results quicker and databases are more compact and take less time to build. It’s also easier to customize: distributors can produce charts and tables for specific users and roles, and users can also produce their own custom reports.

“I am particularly pleased with the ability to customize a number of different queries into a very flexible layout of multiple reports that reflect valuable information across different departments in our company,” said Rodger Hurt, president of Southern Marketing Affiliates, headquartered in Jonesboro, AR. “In previous generations of executive information systems from Activant, you were limited to a single report on the screen. With the Activant Business Analyzer product, you can have multiple tabs that can be built and modified to show information based on how you want to see it. The graphs and charting functionality is much improved.”

In addition to allowing the viewing of multiple reports at the same time, the Activant Business Analyzer solution also lets users set up flags that warn them when performance indicators are weak or headed south. And it’s far easier to get important information into the hands of those who need it with this new package.

“You can e-mail reports directly from the application,” said Hurt. “You can launch an Excel file with ease that retains nice formatting. Reports can also be set to run on a variety of different scheduling options and then distributed automatically to the people in your company that need the data.”

“The ability to create multiple scheduled distributions of varying reports is going to be great as we develop our business further.”

The Activant Business Analyzer solution comes packed with other useful features, such as:

  • Ability to view data based on calendar or fiscal year
  • Security protection to keep users out of unauthorized areas
  • Drag-and-drop design tool that creates queries faster
  • And many more

About Activant Solutions Inc.

Activant Solutions Inc. (“Activant”) is a leading technology provider of business management solutions serving retail and wholesale distribution businesses in three primary vertical markets: hardlines and lumber; wholesale distribution; and the automotive parts aftermarket. Founded in 1972, Activant provides customers with tailored proprietary software, professional services, content, supply chain connectivity, and analytics. More than 30,000 customer locations use an Activant solution to manage their day-to-day operations. Activant has operations throughout the United States and Canada, Ireland and the United Kingdom.

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