SMA Solutions, a leading international provider of transformative IT automation and business analysis tools for data centers of all sizes, today announced the general availability of its Ascern™ analytics tool at the CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference.

In keeping with the spirit of the company’s flagship OpCon IT automation product, Ascern is one tool that can do the work of many,monitoring virtually any system or process in real time. Because it clearly identifies any anomalies, Ascern allows acredit union to focus only on those areas that require attention. From monitoring cash levels in ATMs to identifying which branches and employees are the top performers, Ascern provides an unprecedented view into any credit union’s operations.

“Rather than force a credit union to develop complex business rules against which to monitor, Ascern simply learns what’s ‘normal’ for the institution,” said SMA Solutions CTO Todd Dauchy. “We load transaction history as part of the deployment, so Ascern is providing actionable business intelligence from day one. And since Ascern pulls real-time data in 15-minute increments, you’re assured that you always have the latest information.”

Available as a cloud-based solution, Ascern is easy to deploy and easy to customize to any credit union’s unique needs and business practices.

“While we believe that Ascern truly represents an entirely new approach to data analytics, at the end of the day, it’s all about functionality and ease of use,” said SMA Solutions CEO Michael Taylor. “What can Ascern do for me, and how easily can it do it? We have customers looking at using Ascern to monitor cash levels in ATMs, while others are deploying Ascern in lieu of staffing software. That’s powerful stuff.”