Emeryville, CA—Innovative Interfaces, a leading provider of library automation software that empowers libraries globally, has launched Decision Center Release 1.2 with new features for tracking library activity and scheduling automated reports.
With Decision Center Release 1.2, library staff are able to save time and plan ahead with automated report scheduling. Staff can now schedule a saved report to be delivered by email to an individual or group on any timetable – daily, weekly, or monthly. Saved report configurations can be run on demand or scheduled to run on a future date, without the need to re-set filters.
“We are thrilled with the new feature to schedule and email reports,” said Susan McAlister, Executive Director, Minuteman Library Network in Massachusetts. “Staff can set up reports to run while they are out of the office, or during low-bandwidth hours for the network, and find the report waiting in their inbox when they return. Member libraries in our consortia want to make data-driven decisions about their collection development, and having all of the information available in Decision Center has made the process easier.”
Based on library partner feedback, Decision Center Release 1.2 offers a new Hourly Circulation by Call Number Range report, which records circulation statistics by the hour. This level of granularity enables libraries to monitor correlations between library-hosted programs or events and circulation of related subject-specific materials. Additionally, new filters for Collection, Patron Home Library, and Shelf Location have been added to existing reports. Finally, all Decision Center interactions now happen in an HTTPS interface, adding up-to-date security for your library’s data.
“Libraries require regular analysis of detailed data in order to make educated business decisions about library collections and operations,” said Leif Pedersen, Executive Vice President, Product at Innovative. “Decision Center enables library staff to access the information they need, when they need it, without the overhead of exporting data or manually running reports, and without impacting their production Sierra system. It’s a foundational tool to library success.”
Decision Center is currently available for library partners using either Sierra or Millennium. To learn more about Decision Center’s comprehensive collection management and analytics solution, visit the Innovative website.