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    • The people behind BIRT ™ BIRT Interactive Viewer is an AJAX–powered, BIRT–based report viewing tool that enables every user to think beyond the current structure of a report and personalize it based on task and need. Users who are not familiar or comfortable with standard report authoring tools are able to use BIRT Interactive Viewer without costly training within moments of being introduced to its intuitive interface, an inexpensive alternative to training individuals who would use the tool on a limited or casual basis. Applications built with ActuateOne provide users with one user experience regardless of task, tool or skill level; are supported by one server with a set of services to support any deployment and are built with one design using BIRT. ActuateOne providesProduct Summary: organizations with a quick time to market and the ability to growBIRT Interactive Viewer with success. ActuateOne is a complete BI solution built on BIRT that introduces new products and features to its suite of Rich Information Application-ready products. Product Summary Home Next Contents Back
    • Product Summary: BIRT Interactive Viewer Overview Applications built with ActuateOne provide users with one user experience BIRT Interactive Viewer is an AJAX– regardless of task, tool or skill level; powered, BIRT–based report viewing are supported by one server with tool that enables every user to think a set of services to support any beyond the current structure of a deployment and are built with report and personalize it based on one design using BIRT. ActuateOne task and need. Users who are not provides organizations with a quick familiar or comfortable with standard time to market and the ability to report authoring tools are able to use grow with success. BIRT Interactive Viewer without costly ActuateOne is a complete BI solution training within moments of being built on BIRT that introduces new introduced to its intuitive interface, products and features to its suite of an inexpensive alternative to training Rich Information Application-ready individuals who would use the tool on products. a limited or casual basis. BIRT Interactive Viewer lets users personalize report views, allowing one design to serve many because it does not need to conform to any one format. Home Next Contents Back 2
    • Product Summary: BIRT Interactive Viewer Features Defining Headers, Labels and Page Breaks BIRT Interactive Viewer lets users Report Navigation perform multiple tasks related to BIRT Interactive Viewer includes editing and formatting report text navigational functions that make and labels. it easy to use, including panning, cursor help, drag-n-drop positioning, • Edit text labels – changes text in and widgets. labels that are not protected • Modify label formatting – modifies • Panning Control – allows user to pan characteristics such as font, color, an entire report with a touch pad- type size. like interface • Set and delete page breaks– sets • Activity-sensitive cursor help – uses breaks before or after grouped data prompts to teach users how if report design has grouped data. to manipulate report contents and formatting • Drag-n-drop column positioning - Data Formatting Makes repositioning columns easy BIRT Interactive Viewer lets users • Interactive widgets – Interactive modify default data formatting. BIRT Interactive Viewer lets users modify default data Flash widgets can be included in • Resize a column – changes column any BIRT-based report to improve width. formatting, including realigning/hiding/showing/ visualization and enable uses to • Change data alignment in a column deleting and suppressing columns, directly impact report elements. Users can scroll, grab gauge needles – aligns column data to the left, setting text attributes and more. center, or right. and select data series. • Hide, show, delete charts, report sections or graphs – arranges, hides Report Formatting or deletes any report element. BIRT Interactive Viewer lets users • Suppress duplicates – prevents format and make other changes repeat values from appearing to reports. These changes include consecutively in a column. formatting column headers and • Set text characteristics – modifies font, other labels, formatting data, color, style, and other text properties. applying conditional formatting, and • Change case – formats labels to setting or removing page breaks. appear in all upper or lower case Home Next Contents Back 3
    • Product Summary: BIRT Interactive Viewer • Change data value default condition on the creditRank column so formatting – selects and changes that conditional formatting applies to default data formatting within rows the customer name if the customer’s • Format data types – changes data creditRank is a particular value types such as numeric values, • Numerous comparison types – sets currency, percentages, or scientific up comparisons, including null or numbers false; compares a column value • Interact on crosstabs – End users to one or two other values; checks can personalize look and feel of whether a value is between or not In addition to filters (center), BIRT Interactive Viewer components by modifying format and between two values alignment properties, and, if desired, • Flash-enabled sliders – Uses pre-set offers a pan and scroll control (left) that enables report launch the BIRT Data Analyzer directly sliders; lets users select the values consumers to access all the information in a report despite from the Interactive Viewer to further screen real estate constraints. It also supports drag-and- analyze the contents. Interactive Report Analysis Conditional Formatting BIRT Interactive Viewer provides drop functionality to move columns (right). a variety of features to help users BIRT Interactive Viewer can be analyze the data in a report, arranging used to change data formatting the data to support the insight they when a certain condition is true; are seeking. It lets users display and for example, in a report that shows organize report data sets; sort a data customers’ past-due invoices, a user column in ascending or descending can highlight in red any customer order; organize data into groups: name that has an invoice 90 days or aggregate data; and calculate more past due, and then highlight in numbers such as sums, standard blue any customer name that has an deviations, rankings, and differences. invoice 60 days or more past due. Users can also export content to live • Conditional Formatting – sets up to Excel spreadsheets for further analysis. three conditional formatting rules for a single column, and removes or Reorder, hide, merge and remove columns modifies conditional formatting BIRT Interactive Viewer lets users • Cross-column conditional formatting – make changes to report columns. affects the formatting of one column • Add columns based on the value in another column; • Change column order for example, if CustomerName is the • Move data values from a column Home Next Contents Back selected column, a user can base the to a group 4
    • Product Summary: BIRT Interactive Viewer • Remove columns counting, addition, subtraction, • Hide Columns multiplication, division and more. • Interact with crosstabs, and launch • Standard operators – perform BIRT Data Analyzer directly from the calculations using common operators, BIRT Interactive Viewer to further including plus (+), minus (–), multiplied analyze the contents. by (*), divided by (/), and more. Sort, group and ungroup data • Expressions – extend basic functions beyond simple calculations; for BIRT Interactive Viewer lets users example, users can create a column group data if the report design does that displays date values that are not contain the grouping desired, greater than the date values in without affecting the underlying another column. report design. There are several • Aggregate data – aggregates data grouping functions in IV. by performing a calculation over a • Simple sort on a single column – sorts set of data rows; for example, in a single columns using ascending or report that has a column to calculate descending sort options price* quantity, take the sum of all • Advanced sort on multiple columns – those calculations to obtain the sorts columns using up to three criterion total price of all items. Users can • Add a group – creates a group create up to three aggregations for a where no group formerly existed; for calculated column. Interactive Viewer allows users to view crosstab reports example, group data based on date and export content as live pivot tables in Excel. or time data – set a grouping interval; Filter data or if the column contains time data, BIRT Interactive Viewer allows users Users can also launch BIRT Data Analyzer directly from group on hours, minutes, or seconds. to specify and set conditions for how BIRT Interactive Viewer to further analyze report content. • Remove an inner group – ungroup a data and other reports elements are column or table in a report. displayed and hide and filter out Create Calculations and Summaries unwanted data at run–time. • Filters – creates definitions that limit BIRT Interactive Viewer supports which data appears at what level of standard mathematical functions, along detail and which data does not appear with standard operators and using • Advanced filters – creates definitions numbers and dates in expressions. with multiple conditions • Standard mathematical functions • Parameterized filters – reruns report Home Next Contents Back – performs calculations using using new run–time parameter values 5
    • Product Summary: BIRT Interactive Viewer Charting • Size – sets the chart’s height and While some chart elements are width determined by a report template, • Dimensions – creates a 2D or 2D BIRT Interactive Viewer can be used to chart with depth modify certain chart elements such as • Orientation – flips or reverses a chart format, subtype and data. chart’s x– and y–axes • Legend – shows and places a legend Filter chart data Change chart layout (subtype) In BIRT Interactive Viewer, data displayed in a chart can be filtered In BIRT Interactive Viewer, users in the same way any data column is can change the subtype of a filtered. Users can filter on either the chart. Several types of charts have x–axis or the y–axis. subtypes: BIRT Interactive Viewer perspective showing • Bar chart – side–by–side, stacked, a typical financial report before personalization. Change chart formatting The “after” view is below; the top section (Accounts) percent stacked In BIRT Interactive Viewer, users can • Line chart – overlay, stacked, percent is converted to a more quickly read, appealing chart. modify items of the chart’s format, stacked including the fonts and font sizes of • Area chart – overlay, stacked, the chart title and axis labels and the percent stacked height and width of the chart; they • Meter chart – standard, can also hide axis labels, place labels superimposed at an angle relative to the axis, and • Stock chart– candlestick, bar stick hide the legend or determine where • Two–dimensional subtypes– chart to display the legend in relation to shape appears flat against the chart the chart. background • Titles – Edit and format the default • Charts with depth – a chart with chart, category, or x and y axis titles depth appears to have an added • Axis – modifies, rotates, staggers, dimension. and spaces the settings for the labels BIRT Interactive Viewer perspective showing on the x–axis: the same report after personalization. Home Next Contents Back 6
    • Product Summary: BIRT Interactive Viewer Visualizations and Interactivity animation effects can be defined New BIRT HTML5 charts are now an through scripting. integral part of BIRT Data Analyzer, • New levels of interactivity – Out-of- BIRT 360 and BIRT Interactive the-box users can click on a bar in a Viewer, giving business users even bar chart or a slice in a pie chart to more powerful data visualization drill down or see related information capabilities, enabling them to via a tooltip. Out-of-the-box users create the charts they need as part can also zoom in on the X and/ of corresponding OLAP analysis, or Y chart axes to focus on just dashboards or custom reports. the categories or values they are interested in. Custom interactivity HTML 5 rendering for BIRT charts – can be defined through scripting in ActuateOne® embodies powerful and BIRT Designer Pro. future-proof solutions for delivering visually compelling and engaging Generating Reports: Data Sources content in browsers across all major for BIRT Interactive Viewer mobile and conventional platforms: Actuate’s web report tools—BIRT HTML5. All commonly used BIRT Designer Professional and BIRT charts including bar, column, area, Studio—allow developers and power pie, line, scatter and donut have users to create reports. Users access been enhanced to support HTML5 these same reports and enable the as their primary output format, while BIRT Interactive Viewer as required to continuing to support the existing modify their view of report content. chart output formats such as SVG, JPG, PNG and BMP. In addition to Actuate’s report development and enabling a consistent user experience formatting products, designed across conventional and mobile specifically for application platforms, the new HTML5 chart developers, report developers, output format increases the richness business analysts, business users and of this experience by providing: end users, permit everyone to share the same report design, allowing • Animation effects – Slick out-of- anyone to start the design process the-box animations are used when and anyone to fine tune it based on a chart is initially rendered and user requirements or preferences. when users interact with it. Custom Home Next Contents Back 7
    • Product Summary: BIRT Interactive Viewer • BIRT Designer Pro: Enables application developers to build Benefits dynamic, interactive reports ready BIRT Interactive Viewer enables users for deployment to end users and to modify and personalize their report to create composite report design views. This allows one design to serve templates for BIRT Studio. This more users because it does not need design environment includes a to conform to any one format. This complete Eclipse IDE installation flexibility reduces the number of with a fully tested, commercially reports that need to be created. supported BIRT plug–in to provide • Allows users to prototype requirement maximum flexibility for engineers requests, which makes obtaining familiar with Eclipse. them easier and faster. • BIRT Studio: Enables business • Requires fewer report designs for analysts and power users to craft ad- specialty cases, because end users hoc web reports by using pre-defined can modify their personal views. BIRT report templates, reports and • Reduces the system management optional BIRT Information Objects. burden on IT while continuous usage BIRT Interactive Viewer is the of the reports remains high. BIRT Interactive Viewer can be used to access nearly any end user reporting centerpiece • Enables every user to think beyond data source, including data from Actuate e.Reports of Actuate’s Progressive Design the current structure of a report and and open source BIRT reports. Architecture. transform it to meet needs and fulfill requirements. This flexibility rewards end user initiative with fast results and the insight to drive change • Decreases learning curve, because users are able to work immediately with BIRT Interactive Viewer, cutting training costs. • Frees up IT to shift its focus from report generation activities to higher-level priorities, because ease of use shortens cycles between report design and completion • Increases ROI Home Next Contents Back 8
    • Product Summary: BIRT Interactive Viewer The Progressive 4. If a casual user’s new design requires features that are beyond Design Process his or her skill level, IT can reopen Actuate’s iterative approach to report the report as a design, make the development and evolution allows changes, and save it back to BIRT users of all skill levels to participate in the iServer, where it can be accessed report creation and review processes: again by any authorized user. The process of trading a common 1. IT developers create BIRT-based report design among report templates in BIRT Designer Pro, developers, ad-hoc report authors and and publish them to BIRT iServer as end user consumers as a means of the foundation for BIRT Studio. evolving a report in order to preserve 2. Business and power users utilize its relevance is called “collaborative BIRT Studio to create personalized reporting.” BIRT Interactive Viewer reports based on the template(s) drives business and end user self- and available data, configuring service in collaborative reporting. the report to meet their needs, and then publish and or schedule the reports back to BIRT iServer. Reports can be output in live Excel, BIRT Interactive .csv, .pdf or .html file formats, Viewer is part of or be printed. the ActuateOne 3. Authorized casual and end users products line, can access and review these which provides reports within their browsers every user in by activating the optional BIRT the enterprise Interactive Viewer, where they can with the tools edit and customize reports. Once a required to make user is satisfied with the new view, sound business it can be saved in BIRT iServer, decisions where the user can return to it later based on current, available data. to run it or schedule it to run on a regular basis. Report snapshots can also be saved to a user’s local Home Next Contents Back machine, if desired. 9
    • Product Summary: BIRT Interactive Viewer The Progressive allowing users to run both on-demand and scheduled Design reports without IT intervention Architecture but within IT-control. This highly scalable implementation of The Actuate BIRT progressive Actuate services provides multi- design architecture includes: server, multi-project support; • BIRT 360 – Operational high-availability clustering, and analytic user-created failover and load balancing; dashboards for a 360-degree metadata caching; and view of the business in a true enterprise management and self-service environment. tuning features • BIRT Data Analyzer – In-memory • BIRT onDemand – Actuate’s analytics application that helps Software as a Service (SaaS) business users uncover trends, offering, which enables any identify anomalies and model user, anywhere, to access scenarios. enterprise information via • BIRT Reports – web reports the Web, without based on open-source BIRT downloading/installing technology from the Eclipse Actuate BIRT desktop products. project, available without These options provide an array charge from BIRT Exchange. of choices from which to create • BIRT Studio – self-service, ad-hoc unique information applications web report development within that appeal to any user. IT control • BIRT Interactive Viewer – end Within the progressive design user report viewing and structure, BIRT designs can be customization shared among highly skilled • BIRT Mobile Viewer s – users developers, business users and mobilize and carry information consumers. This encourages wherever they go participation and supports • BIRT iServer – enables the use of an iterative development BIRT Information Objects, and environment, which speeds includes scheduling, versioning, development and adoption of Home Next Contents Back and archiving functions, information applications. 10
    • Product Summary: BIRT Interactive Viewer System Requirements System requirements vary with options chosen. For a system analysis based on your specific needs, please contact an Actuate expert at 1-800- 914-2259 (US & Canada) or contact us by email. You can also contact one of our offices worldwide. For More Information  For more information about interactive web reporting please contact an Actuate expert at 1-800- 914-2259 (US & Canada) or contact us by email. You can also contact one of our offices worldwide. Applications built with ActuateOne provide users with one user experience regardless of task, tool or skill level; are supported by one server with a set of services to support any deployment and are built with one design using BIRT Designer Pro. ActuateOne provides organizations with a quick time to market and the ability to grow with success. Actuate Corporation Tel: (888) 422-8828 951 Mariners Island Blvd. Web: http://www.actuate.com San Mateo, CA 94404 http://birt-exchange.com Home Next Contents Back 11