The Meniscus Calculation Engine (MCE) is the analytics platform you want when you want a solution up an running in couple of hours. You don’t need any software development expertise….but a little will help! So, anyone can use MCE.

Key Benefits of the Calculation Engine

  • Calculation Engine is very easy to configure. No programming knowledge required.

  • Set up your calculations and turn raw data into calculated data. Define Costs, Conversions, Targets, High and Low calculated alerts

  • Comprehensive and easy to use RESTful API lets you integrate MCE into your applications.
    MCE API Documentation

  • Includes a range of widgets to provide a really simple way to visualise your data.
    MCE Widgets

  • Use our web app to configure your analytics solution or a PC based thin client application that connects directly to the Calculation Engine.
    MCE Demonstrations

  • Start simply but develop complex solutions within hours

Example applications

Key features that make the Meniscus Calculation Engine unique

DEPENDENCY TREE

The Calculation Engine maintains a dependency tree of all Items created in the SQL Server database. This allows users to set up multiple tiers of calculated Items so changing one Item will automatically calculate all other Items that depend on that one Item.

CALCULATION QUEUE

The Calculation Queue is a list of all raw and calculated items that are due to be re-calculated as a consequence of new data being received or an item property changing. Items that need re-calculation (dirty Items) are placed on the queue and removed from the queue once the Calculation Engine has finished that calculation.

DATA TYPES

The Calculation Engine works with any time series data regardless of the periodicity of the raw data. So, MCE can process raw data every 5 seconds, every minute, 5… 15… 30 minutes etc.

ALARMS

In the Meniscus Calculation Engine (MCE), users can easily set up alerts for any Item. So, you can send alerts for a single Item to a specific person or send all alerts for a particular group of Items to a specific person. Alerts can include complex calculations as well

REPORTS

Scheduled e-mailing of management reports. Only available as part of an overall hosted service.

RESTful API

A fully featured RESTful Analytics API is available to configure, upload and download your application.

FOUR LEVELS OF DATA HIERARCHY

Meniscus Calculation Engine (MCE) contains four levels or Groups of data hierarchy. The top level might be a Company and the second level the Site. The RAW and CALC Items that are the building blocks of MCE are directly associated to the Site.
The third and fourth levels are the Group and Sub Group respectively and these are used to hold a list ot Items.
Company

    Site
      Group
      Sub Group
        RAW Items
        CALC ITEMS