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Thermo Fisher Scientific has introduced enhanced capabilities in its Retriever reporting tool for Thermo Scientific software solutions. The addition of dashboard management to Retriever 3.2 enables customers to measure and even forecast key performance indicators in real time.

Retriever is a fully web-based data enterprise reporting solution that allows data from any informatics systems, current or legacy, to be directly and securely accessed by the appropriate people within the organization. Version 3.2 manages and deploys dashboards – visual displays of information – that are developed as Flash multi-media files using Xcelsius software from Business Objects.

These dashboards can connect directly with data systems to provide real-time analysis of key performance indicators, or to forecast results with simulated data. Information, such as instrument usage in a laboratory, sample turnaround time, or volume of re-tests, can be automatically or manually updated from the data source according to user preference. This allows Retriever users to see current key performance indicators and model the effects of changes in their business, both positive and negative, on these metrics.

Retriever 3.2 also features a new Report Scheduler that can print, e-mail or export reports based on a calendar schedule. Retriever data views have been enhanced to provide advanced grouping, sorting and printing of data.


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