Software Toolbox Announces Release of Dream Report Version 4.81
CHARLOTTE, N.C., October 30, 2017 - Software Toolbox a leading supplier of industrial automation software, today announced the release of Dream Report Version 4.8. New features and enhancements included with this release are the addition of CSV Export/Import of key module definitions, changes to the Search and Replace functionality, and performance enhancements to Batch Management!
The CSV Import/Export feature to export and import key module definitions to/from CSV format in order to be able to configure those modules in offline mode. This is a handy approach in cases where the number of definitions in a specific module is large. Modules that can be exported to CSV are Multi Tag Aggregation, Virtual Report Instances, Item Groups Definition, Internal Project Parameters, and Custom Archive Import Tool.
The Enhanced Search and Replace function in Designer Studio enables the report designer to easily find object(s) needed, and to automatically replace Data Sources, Item Names, Time Definitions, and even Advanced SQL Conditions. This new search functionality also includes the ability for users to define mask criteria for their searches (outside of the Advanced SQL Conditions).
Batch management performance has been improved by giving the user the ability to explicitly provide a time period for which to populate the list of available batches. Doing this allows the user to filter down to a subset of batches, removing the need to search through old batches. This approach improves performance for Batch List creation by 3-4 times.
Existing 4.8 license holders can upgrade today! If you do not have an existing 4.8 license and are interested in upgrading, or you are a new user, please contact us today for more information! To see an exhaustive list of new additions, click here for full release notes.
Software Toolbox Announces Release of Dream Report Version 4.72
CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 6, 2016 - Software Toolbox a leading supplier of industrial automation software, today announced the release of Dream Report Version 4.72. New features and enhancements included with this release are changes to the SQL Table Control, updates to Web Portal functionality, and the addition of Water and Waste Water Application Universal Templates.
The existing SQL Table’s powerful functionality has been extended further. The addition of Hyperlink functionality allows users to link to data from other reports in their SQL Table – enabling them to drill down in the data to get more valuable insights. Enhanced Visualization settings have also been added to the SQL Table, enabling customization of the appearance of the data in the table, such as highlighting the data different colors depending on its value.
Web Portal enhancements include a slide-show capability, where users can select a set of Web Reports and have them automatically transition from one to the next – similar to a slide-show presentation. A Report Playback feature, allowing the user to dynamically generate and display within a predefined period of time with a specified step, was added as well. The Report Playback enables detailed analysis of the data contained in a report in more granular fashion.
Water and Waste Water industry users were addressed in this release as well, through the addition of some new Universal Templates. These templates are a set of standardized Water and Waste Water reports with example calculations that are commonly required for regulatory purposes. Users can build off of these templates, or simply edit them and import their own data, to generate compliant reports – or even place the data into existing EPA provided Excel templates! Having the statistical calculations already configured in the reports saves users a lot of time.
Existing 4.7 license holders can upgrade today! If you do not have an existing 4.7 license and are interested in upgrading, or you are a new user, please contact us today for more information! To see an exhaustive list of new additions, click here for full release notes.
Software Toolbox Announces Release of New Dream Report Version 4.7
CHARLOTTE, N.C., January 5, 2016 - Software Toolbox a leading supplier of industrial automation software, today announced the release of Dream Report Version 4.7. The new release includes the addition of Statistical Process Control (SPC) functions, a new Data Modeler (allows logical organization of tags), updated Runtime Management Console (new look and feel), updated Web Portal features, and several new drivers (including OPC-UA)!
The new SPC feature will allow Dream Report users to quickly and easily define the variable to use and the calculation rules to apply. Output can be viewed through the new X Bar, R, and S Charts, Histogram Chart, Histogram Table, and Process Value Table objects that have been added. Dream Report even offers the ability to visualize the data based on the 8 Nelson rules and highlight any rule violations.
New Web Portal features include the ability for ad-hoc analysis via drill-down reports, raw data displays, and exports. This benefits users by allowing them to select and analyze data quickly, getting to root causes and corrections.
Many new drivers were also added with this release, including the OPC-UA real-time values driver. This allows you to connect to OPC-UA servers (such as the TOP Server), which are becoming increasingly adopted as the new standard for interoperability, and create reports from that live data source.
Dream Report, developed by Ocean Data Systems, continues to be a leader in providing reporting and analysis tools for the Automation Industry. By continuously improving on existing features like the Web Portal, and the addition of new analytical tools for Statistical Process Control, Dream Report proves to be an invaluable tool for its users. To see an exhaustive list of new additions, click here for full release notes.
Software Toolbox Announces Release of New Dream Report Version 4.6 R4
CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 15, 2015 - Software Toolbox a leading supplier of industrial automation software, today announced the release of Dream Report Version 4.6 R4. The latest release is not just a service pack and contains many new features that every user can benefit from - including the ability for concurrent report generation, a new web API, and enhancements to the Web Portal aesthetics.
In previous versions, reports were queued and processed one at a time. With 4.6 R4, users can configure Dream Report to generate multiple reports simultaneously, which is especially important for responsiveness in situations where there are multiple Web Portal users viewing different reports.
Users now also have the ability to generate reports dynamically through the use of the Dream Report Web API. Users can use a URL to specify which report they want to generate, the report file format, and also pass it any necessary report parameters like the start and stop time for a report. This will allow tighter integration of Dream Report into other external applications such as existing HMI’s that have a built-in web browser.
The Web Portal also received a facelift in the latest version, giving it a more modern, clean, and logical layout. There are 17 built-in portal themes that users can choose from to style their Web Portal any way they choose.
On top of it all, there were 4 new drivers added to allow Dream Report to connect to even more data sources, including Wonderware 2014 R2 historical Alarms and legacy RSView historical data (in *.dbf format).
Dream Report, developed by Ocean Data Systems, has once again improved an already outstanding product. Since 4.6 R4 is technically a service pack, existing 4.6 license owners do not need to purchase a new license to benefit from these enhancements. Feel free to upgrade today! If you do not own an existing 4.6 license, please contact us to hear about your options. To see an exhaustive list of new additions, click here for full release notes.
Software Toolbox Announces Release of New Dream Report Version 4.6
CHARLOTTE, N.C., April. 30, 2014 - Software Toolbox, a leading supplier of industrial automation software, today released Dream Report Version 4.6. This major release addresses the Life Sciences (Pharmaceuticals and BioTech) markets, as well as a powerful Visual SQL Query Builder to enhanced integration to MES and many other systems as well.
The Life Sciences market requires specialized functionality to meet 21CFRPart11. This release of Dream Report builds on the existing robust security and adds audit trails, report version management, electronic signatures, pass/fail stamping and Lethality – F0 statistics to perfectly meet regulatory and Life Science application requirements.
Dream Report, developed by Ocean Data Systems has significantly enhanced an outstanding product in this latest release which has over 25 other features, ranging from an updated 3D graphics engine to an interactive web portal, that have been either added or significantly enhanced. Click here for full release notes