For the last 18 months we’ve been working on the latest release of GainSeeker Suite, Version 8. We released it last week and you can read all about it here.

I can’t decide which is the coolest feature in the release: the new Dynamic Reports module or .Launch.

In beta testing, Dynamic Reports has proven to be very powerful and very cool.  Every time somebody has come up with a request for some special report I think “No way. That’s just too much to hope for…”

Then someone digs into it a little bit and the next thing I know we have a working solution that goes beyond my wildest imagination. I’ll be publishing a case study in the next few days to show you what I mean.

But .Launch (“dot launch”) … what a little sweetheart of an application. There aren’t any fancy stats or charts, and it doesn’t integrate with your ERP system. But it puts a really nice UI on all the command line parameters that our geeks have built into system that nobody has time to figure out. If you want to launch a specific desktop in Charts & Reports, with a specific user name (and not have to type in the password every time), .Launch can take care of it. Plus you can launch any other application on your system and organize all of them in Groups.

I’ll be using .Launch to organize presentations. In my world, I’m often flipping between a PowerPoint slide show (maybe two or three different files), and Excel spreadsheet, and several GainSeeker Suite modules. .Launch gives me a single place to drop all those shortcuts. It significantly unclutters my desktop.

So for raw power, I vote for Dynamic Reports. But for the module that I’ll be using on a daily basis to make life more convenient, it’s .Launch all the way.

Update: See the latest GainSeeker releases

We put together a micro-site on GainSeeker Suite V8. Take a look and let us know which features you’re most happy to see added. Use the ShareThis button below to mark this page, leave a comment, tweet me, schedule a conversation, or call 800-958-2709.