MasterControl Analytics™

MasterControl Analytics™ is an easy-to-use software application that enables non-technical users to develop sophisticated, customized reports.

MasterControl Analytics™ is a robust software application powered by JReport. It enables non-technical users to develop customized reports and equips advanced users with more tools to build more sophisticated reports. It’s a practical alternative to creating reports manually using spreadsheets, or investing in costly third-party reporting software that requires specialized training or a programming background.

How can MasterControl help you?

MasterControl Analytics leverages JReport, a highly customizable Java reporting and business intelligence solution, and allows users to view, filter, and interact more with their data within MasterControl.

Users can easily create a new report and customize it to meet their needs. The scheduling feature allows users to generate any report on a regular basis. MasterControl automatically retrieves the appropriate data in real time, generates the report, and emails it as a PDF or Excel attachment to recipients. With MasterControl Analytics, there is virtually no limit to the number of reports and report variations users can create.

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Challenges MasterControl Solution


Non-automated tools for creating reports are time-consuming and labor-intensive. First, the data has to be gathered. Then the data has to be manually entered into the reporting tool (for example, a spreadsheet). Another drawback is that non-automated tools cannot report on data in real time.


With MasterControl Analytics, once the report template is created, the user’s work is done. The application is connected with the rest of the MasterControl system so data from other areas (e.g., CAPA, audit, or training module) are automatically retrieved, analyzed, and reported on in real time.

Inefficient System:
When a report is created using a non-automated system such as a spreadsheet, the process of creating the same report a month later requires the user to go through the same time-consuming, labor-intensive process of gathering the data, transferring it to the manual tool, putting the report into a user-friendly format and emailing the report to the designated recipients.
Efficient System:

Using MasterControl’s intuitive, easy-to-use analytics software, the user tells the system once what s/he wants to see in the report. The user may schedule the report to execute on a regular basis (weekly, monthly, etc.). As each scheduled date arrives, the software automatically retrieves the appropriate data in real time, performs the specified operations, and emails the report to the appropriate recipients.

Requires Technical Expertise:

When companies choose a specialized reporting tool as an alternative to spreadsheets and manual tools, they face a new set of problems. Specialized reporting tools are expensive and require users to have a high level of technical expertise. As a result, the non-technical user must request reports from the IT department, which can lead to significant delays, as well as divert technical resources needed for other tasks.

Can Be Used By All Users: MasterControl Analytics fills the gap for the customer who wants customized reports, but doesn’t want the cost of a stand-alone reporting tool or the burden of relying on the IT department all the time. The easy-to-learn, intuitive application makes it possible for non-technical users to create reports with ease, drastically reducing the turnaround time and increasing a company’s overall efficiency and productivity.

Features and Benefits

MasterControl Analytics includes at least 45 standardized reports for each module. These preconfigured reports can be easily customized by non-technical users—or new reports can be created from scratch.

The powerful analytics tool provides the following:

  • Two user modes
    • Basic: Also known as the viewer mode, it allows users to filter, print, and export data.
    • Interactive: Also known as the editor mode, it allows users to change column size; add/remove columns, create new data columns (e.g., percentages, column math) and create new data within the report; and add or subtract columns, images, groupings, summary fields, calculated fields, filters, labels, and graphics.
  • A user-friendly graphical interface with a stylized preview of reports in the form of icons
  • Ability to create dynamic filters
  • A formula editor that can provide some mathematical functions, including the concatenation of column data or mathematical transformations
  • Robust sorting that allows sorting on data columns as well as custom data columns
  • Web-based reporting and graphing
  • Ability to aggregate data in terms of count/sum/average/minimum/maximum, etc.
  • Advanced, easy-to-use features such as filtering, multiple sort levels and report scheduling
  • Drill-down capabilities
  • Trending capability (which enables users to chart data by week, month, etc.)
  • Dashboard capability for consolidating multiple trend charts onto a single page (this facilitates viewing relationships)
  • Ability to join parent and child datasets together into a single report
Standard Reports

MasterControl Analytics provides over 200 real-time standardized reports across all modules and solutions, including training, document control/management, project, portal business process library, supplier management, and Bill of Materials (BOM). Listed below are a few examples of these standard reports:

  • Approved Vendor List: Lists all approved vendors
  • BOM Where Used: Lists all the BOMs where an item is used
  • Process Cycle Time: Provides the average time each process takes to complete
  • Open CAPAs: Lists open CAPAs and can be grouped by various attributes such as department, issue source, process step, etc.
  • Complaints Trend: Displays the trend of the number of complaints opened over time
  • Pending Training: Shows employees who have not completed assigned training by job code or course
  • Project Status: Provides percent complete information for all active projects
  • Document Master List: Lists all effective documents
  • Action Tracking: Displays the complete history of the actions taken on a document each time it was viewed, edited, revised, etc.
  • User Rights by Module: Lists the rights assigned to each user by module
Charting and Trending

A user can optionally create a chart based on a customized hierarchical report. The user may also display the chart as a trend. An example of a trend chart is the number of sales created each month over the entire year.



Equip your data analysts, report developers, and other users with the right tools. With MasterControl Analytics, users simply tell the software which data they want to report on (e.g., documents, CAPAs, completed training records, deviations, etc.), what they want the report to show, and the format desired. They can copy and modify standard reports to create new reports. Both advanced and non-technical users will be able to generate reports for compliance purposes and to help your organization make well-informed business decisions.

About MasterControl

MasterControl Inc. produces enterprise software solutions that enable life science and other regulated companies to deliver life-improving products to more people sooner. MasterControl’s integrated solutions securely manage a company's critical information throughout the entire product lifecycle while reducing overall costs and increasing internal efficiencies. More than 1,000 companies worldwide ranging from five employees to tens of thousands use MasterControl’s suite of scalable cloud solutions for document management, quality management, electronic batch record management, supplier management, and clinical and regulatory information management. MasterControl solutions are known for being easy to implement, easy to validate and easy to use. For more information, visit