ASHEVILLE- Lab Escape, a provider of software that turns data into interactive “heat maps” for tracking of trends and other information, has signed on Nerac as a sales channel partner.

Nerac is a research and advisory firm based in Connecticut.

Lab Escape’s heat Map Explorer works with Excel spread sheet software to generate the graphics. Heat maps show data in content from trends to issues and relationships to provide information beyond columns of numbers.

Nerac analysts already use Map Explorer to help its clients use heat maps to monitor for problems, identify trends, and find new opportunities.