What is iCube?
iCube is a standard product for reporting of structured information. Data from the enterprise’s basic systems is organized in a reporting database and made available graphically. The program retrieves structure and data from the accounting, personnel and production systems, among others.
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The data is presented visually as organization charts, geographical maps, or other structures that communicate information rapidly and provide greater insight into relationships and trends. The boxes in an organization chart can be colour-coded to indicate variances or values achieved. This makes it easier to see what one should concentrate on. Each summary screen also serves as a menu, making it possible to view data in more detail.
iCube has its own report generator, which makes it easy to create reports with a few clicks of the mouse. All reports automatically include functions for drilldown into underlying levels and for changing the focus across the structures (pivoting data). All the models also provide easy access to business graphics.
With Drag’n’Graph, you can compare data from different sources. You can drag a report element and drop it into the Drag’n’Graph window to display a trend graph for the selected data element - for example, sales figures for the product. If you perform the same action using the figures for expenses for the marketing campaign, you can find relationships. Reports can be saved and rerun when new information is available.
iCube M/b has a query module where you can compose free-format searches using point-and-click functionality. A defined search can be saved as a report for display or editing.
iCube’s Autopilot makes it easy to view reports and graphs. Autopilot shares some features with presentation programs such as MS PowerPoint or Freelance Graphics. The difference is that but the parameters necessary for viewing the reports. In this way, the Autopilot sequences are always updated dynamically. From a report that has been saved, you can use all the other functionality in the system.
When novice users need to present data, Autopilot is ideal – it can be set up in different ways depending on the user’s experience.
You can start iCube’s Autopilot directly from an icon; you can remove menus and toolbars; you can set up icons that make it easy to browse through reports; and Autopilot can be closed automatically.
In all modules, you can add and change comments on the data, and comments can be imported and exported freely.A range of administrative features is available to superusers, including column definitions, user administration and macros.
iCube provides access to data and its historical profile. The system includes a calendar function used for retrieving data for a given period.