Version 3.2:

Windows 7, 8/8.1 and 10, and Windows Server 2008, 2008R2, 2012 and 2012R2.
1 GB of memory
2 GB of free disk space
Internet connection is required if you want to set up a cloud account.

Version 3.1.5:

Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8/8.1, and Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2008R2 and 2012.
512 MB of memory
2 GB of free disk space
Internet connection is required if you want to set up a cloud account.

The most recent released version of Management by Statistics is:

The version you currently have installed can be located on the status bar along the bottom of the Management by Statistics window, as shown in the image below:

IMPORTANT NOTE: You need to use the same version of the Database Manager and Management by Statistics. That is, MBS version 3.1 works with version 3.1 of the database, version 3.1.5 works with 3.1.5 and version 3.2 works with 3.2. The Database Manager also displays its version in its status bar.

Yes. The system does not need to be installed on a network and can be installed on a single computer. If you do plan on making the data available inside your business on a network but also need to access your data from outside your office, such as at home, we highly recommend that you use the cloud feature of Management by Statistics to remotely access your data rather than keep the data on a laptop. This will enable employees and executive to continue using the system even if your laptop leaves the office.

Click here for installation instructions on a single computer.

If you are still using Windows XP or Windows Server 2003, click here for instructions for upgrading to version 3.1.5.

For later versions of Windows, including Windows 10, click here for instructions for upgrading to version 3.2.

Management by Statistics is a Windows program and therefore not directly Mac compatible. You can, however, install a virtual Windows machine on your Mac using a 3rd party software, then install Management by Statistics on the Windows.

Yes. Your data is backed up on the computer where the database is installed. If you want it backed up remotely you will need to use a backup tool for this purpose.

The location of your backups is found in the Database Manager under the Backup & Restore tab.

"A" in the screen shot below shows your backup folder location.

You can change the backup by clicking on the button indicated by "B" in the screen shot above.

The Management by Statistics software groups statistics, employees and posts by companies. Each company defined in the system can have its own calendar settings, such we week ending, has its own set of employees and statistics.

A business with multiple offices can define a company for each office.

There is a Company Setup Wizard which walks you through the steps to set up a company. This wizard includes adding employees, jobs and statistics.

Click here for instructions on using the Company Setup Wizard.

The options for a statistic are set in the Statistic Setup Wizard. The most convience way to make changes to a statistic's options is to right click on the statistic's graph and click the Properties item.

The upsidedown option is on the second page of the Statistic Setup Wizard.

An overlaid graph can be defined in the system and these are called combination graphs.

Click here for instructions on setting up an overlaid graph.

Yes. The system has two types of calculated statistics. One is simple totaling of stat values and the other offers the ability to have more complex mathematical calculations.

If you want to total up production in an area or total all statistics measuring a common type of product use the Sum by Category type of statistic. Click here for instructions and examples of Sum by Category statistics.

If you need more complex calculations, such as percentages or those based on some formula, use the Equation type of statistic. Click here for instructions and examples of Equation statistics.

The best way to add an employee and set them up as a user is to use the Company Setup Wizard.

  1. In the Company Setup Wizard click Next till you get to the employees page, then add the employee.
  2. Go to the next page, the posts page, and assign the employee to the post they will be taking over.
  3. Finally, go to the users page, the last page in the wizard, and add a user. Associate this user with the employee and in the appropriate company. If you have multiple companies set up in the system, you can grant or deny access for this new user.

Click here for instructions on using the Company Setup Wizard.

The Management by Statistics is licensed by the number of users. You can purchase more users directly from Mastertech.

You will be given a new Activation Key which you need enter into the Database Manager.

Click here for instructions on entering a new Activation Key.

Use the Cloud Access Manager wizard in the Management by Statistics software. This wizard gives you full control over your cloud account.

Click here to see the cloud activation instructions.

No. The cloud feature must be enabled by you prior to any data being available online and this feature is turned off by default.

Yes. When you enable the cloud feature you select which companies and which statistics in those companies are available for employees online.

Yes. You select which employees are granted access to your online cloud account when you set it up in the Cloud Access Wizard window. You can also use this wizard to change employee access in the future.