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BIRT 360 Dashboards product summary, features, benefits, design, deployment options, and more

BIRT 360 Dashboards product summary, features, benefits, design, deployment options, and more

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  • 1. The people behind BIRT ™ BIRT 360: User-Configurable Operational and Analytic Dashboards The latest Actuate release introduces BIRT-based dashboards to its suite of commercial products. BIRT 360 is a browser- based, zero-footprint application that uses the popular Google Gadget framework, allowing users to not only leverage BIRT-based gadgets but also third-party Google Gadgets to create mashup applications. These dashboards include: • Operational Dashboards for continuous KPI monitoring • Analytic Dashboards for in-memory visual data analysis and exploration BIRT 360 was built to ensure an unparalleled user experience, providing visual data exploration functionality and guided analytic applications for less-experienced users. BIRT 360 ActuateOne is a product suite for rapidly developing and deploying custom BI Applications and Rich Information Product Applications that leverage BIRT, a leading open source Eclipse project founded and led by Actuate. BIRT is the premier Summary development environment for presenting data from multiple, disparate data sources in compelling visualizations to users. Home Next Contents Back Exit
  • 2. Product Summary: BIRT 360 Overview ActuateOne is a product suite for rapidly developing and deploying The latest Actuate release introduces custom BI Applications and Rich BIRT-based dashboards to its suite Information Applications that leverage of commercial products. BIRT 360 BIRT, a leading open source Eclipse is a browser- based, zero-footprint project founded and led by Actuate. application that uses the popular Google Gadget framework, allowing BIRT is the premier development users to not only leverage BIRT- environment for presenting data from based gadgets but also third-party multiple, disparate data sources in Google Gadgets to create mashup compelling visualizations to users. applications. These dashboards include: Applications built with ActuateOne provide users with one user • Operational dashboards for experience regardless of task, tool continuous KPI monitoring or skill level; are supported by one • Analytic Dashboards for in-memory server with a set of services to visual data analysis and exploration support any deployment and are built with one design using BIRT. BIRT 360 was built to ensure an BIRT 360 provides users with unprecedented features, unparalleled user experience, ActuateOne provides organizations providing visual data exploration with agile, self-service access to any including self-service dashboard creation, functionality and guided analytic data source or document print stream, customization and sharing. applications for less-experienced users. with a quick time to market and the ability to grow with success. As with other BIRT content, BIRT 360 dashboards are fully compatible with other BIRT content and can be embedded in other applications. Home Next Contents Back Exit 2
  • 3. Product Summary: BIRT 360 Operational Dashboards Google Gadget Specification- With BIRT 360, business users can based Dashboard Container interact with or drill-down on BIRT 360 is fully compliant with the individual KPIs to answer specific Google gadget specification, and business questions. The operational can host any Actuate or third-party dashboards interface is designed gadgets inside a single dashboard or for business users to allow them to enable any Google gadget container create their custom dashboard pages to host Actuate gadgets. This facilitates without IT intervention. rapid creation of mashup applications that combine services from Actuate Analytic Dashboards and non-Actuate products. BIRT 360 analytic dashboards are visual data exploration applications. Compelling Adobe Flash®-based Combining a set of filter and slicer Data Visualizations gadgets with a set of KPIs built using By incorporating Adobe Flash, rich visualizations, users are prompted Actuate offers a wide range of data to explore and drill down into data visualizations for business users to to gain insights. BIRT 360 makes it choose from when developing their KPIs. The new Gadget Gallery in BIRT 360 provides users easy for business users familiar with a dataset to create new analytic with easy access to a vast catalog dashboards. of drag-and-drop data visualizations. • Dashboards show a list of connectors, making them easy to use for less- skilled users • Visual data representation • Drill-down/up analysis • Crosstab support • Pre-built or • User constructed Home Next Contents Back Exit 3
  • 4. Product Summary: BIRT 360 Features • Choose existing KPIs: Allows users Actuate Release 11 presents users to choose any KPI from an existing with configurable dashboards, BIRT Gadget Gallery, existing BIRT enabling them to create a dashboard documents, new KPIs constructed using Actuate BIRT content or outside using BIRT 360 or any third-party or content: Google gadget. • Share KPIs: Save and share KPIs; BIRT 360 Operational Dashboards they’re stored complete in the For operational dashboard users, BIRT encyclopedia. Share complete 360 provides monitoring, linking, dashboards with other users for sharing, and user self service in effective collaboration. operational dashboard creation and • Create and share dashboards and usage: mashboard applications: assemble applications from Actuate BIRT • Continuously monitor KPIs: Lets end content, Google Maps, etc. This users interact with or use drill-down information can be linked within the capabilities on individual KPIs to answer questions with a 360-degree dashboard for additional insight into BIRT 360 allows developers to customize the UI, the data view of their business • Choose gadgets: the new Gadget seamlessly integrating the dashboard • Create dashboards with multiple pages: users can view multiple Gallery ships with a set of existing with other corporate web content. data visualizations (gadgets), to perspectives of the same data. which IT can add frequently used/ • Link KPIs: Provides true self- requested items. Examples could service environment for creating include: custom dashboard pages; KPI • Corporate KPIs grouped by function linker automatically establishes such as sales, marketing, etc. communications between related • User-generated KPIs KPIs on a single dashboard page • Pre-existing KPIs using drag-and-drop construction. Home Next Contents Back Exit 4
  • 5. Product Summary: BIRT 360 BIRT 360 Analytic Dashboards BIRT 360 also features new create, Actuate BIRT 360 analytic dashboards display and usage options for both allow users to create their own operational and analytic dashboard dashboards, using their own or other users. In the Gadget Gallery, which KPIs, in order to perform comparative replaces the previous gadget sidebar, and root-cause analyses and to spot users can: anomalies: • Create new gadgets from any report • Create KPIs: users can create KPIs, or reportlet automatically linking them to data • Specify a shared use gadget – “all” objects • Subscribe to gadgets • Create dashboards with multiple • Specify a single (operator) user pages: users can view multiple • Populate the gadget gallery perspectives of the same data. themselves • Visually explore data: BIRT 360 gives • Specify parameters (hardwire) or users a guided environment, which is • Use parameters to update conducive to easy software adoption information across all gadgets with • Perform comparative and root cause “new selector;” they can also see new analyses: Users can link disparate parameter as a new gadget data sources to create comparative • Use enabled operations to make dashboards. Linked items can provide changes directly to a report in a insight into root causes of issues, dashboard BIRT 360 allows business users to create their own KPIs and allowing users to correct underlying • Browse out to Google, or other sites visually explore data in an interactive, and pull in non-Actuate content problems. user friendly interface. • Create dashboards: Gadgets in (gadgets) dashboards can include many different dashboard types (charts, etc.) that can help users quickly spot trends and anomalies Home Next Contents Back Exit 5
  • 6. Product Summary: BIRT 360 Benefits • Functionality – Easy and interactive UI makes gadgets not only popular— The BIRT 360 engine makes full use they offer instant adoption of the new Actuate 11 architecture, • Selection – BIRT Designer ships providing in-memory analysis though with more than 250 gadgets; in intelligent use of memory and disc addition, users can browse out of the caching. This benefit is available in application and import virtually any both 32- and 64-bit environments: third-party Google gadget • In a 64-bit environment, there is no True user self service memory cap—everything runs in Actuate BIRT 360 enables users to memory. consolidate KPIs on a single page for • In a 32-bit environment, data is continuous and effective monitoring: swapped between disc and available memory to speed up processing. • Lets end users interact with or use drill-down capabilities on individual Actuate BIRT 360 provides users with KPIs to answer questions. gadgets and a Gadget Gallery that • Provides true self-service environment meet expectations: for creating custom dashboard pages; • Presentation – Functional, attention- automatic KPI linker automatically getting gadgets allow users to establishes communications between immediately understand what the related KPIs on a single dashboard When an action is selected, data mean page using drag-and-drop for example, clicking a spending category in the list, • Ease of use – True drag-and- construction. • Allows users to choose any KPI from the entire dashboard of metrics changes drop functionality and easy data association make the interface user an existing BIRT document, new KPIs to reflect that category. friendly and user usable constructed using BIRT 360 or any • Interactivity – Many gadgets actually third-party Google gadget. allow users to physically manipulate buttons, gauges, etc. to easily create and view what-if scenarios; linked items reflect those changes immediately Home Next Contents Back Exit 6
  • 7. Product Summary: BIRT 360 The Progressive • BIRT iServer: enables the use of BIRT Information Objects, and includes Design Process scheduling, versioning, and archiving BIRT 360 is the newest member functions, allowing users to run both of Actuate’s progressive design on-demand and scheduled reports architecture, which brings the without IT intervention but within principles of open source to IT-control. This highly scalable information applications and implementation of Actuate services encourages participation, iterative provides multi-server, multi-project development and modularity. BIRT support; high-availability clustering, 360 drives business user self-service in failover and load balancing; collaborative reporting. The progressive metadata caching; and enterprise design architecture includes: management and tuning features • BIRT onDemand: Actuate’s Platform • BIRT 360: Operational and analytic as a Service (PaaS) offering, which user-created dashboards for a enables any user, anywhere, to access 360-degree view of the business in a enterprise information via the Web, true self-service environment. without downloading/installing • BIRT Data Analyzer: In-memory BIRT 360 is part Actuate BIRT desktop products. analytics application that helps of the ActuateOne These options provide an array of products line, business users uncover trends, choices from which to create unique which provides identify anomalies and model information applications that appeal every user in the scenarios. enterprise • BIRT Reports: web reports based on to any user. with the tools open-source BIRT technology from Within the progressive design required to make the Eclipse project, available without architecture structure, BIRT designs sound business charge from BIRT Exchange. can be shared among highly decisions • BIRT Studio: self-service, ad-hoc web skilled developers, business users based on current, report development within IT control and consumers. This encourages available data. • BIRT Interactive Viewer: end user participation and supports an iterative report viewing and customization development environment, which • BIRT Mobile Viewer for iPhone: allows speeds development and adoption of users to mobilize and carry corporate information applications. information wherever they go. Home Next Contents Back Exit 7
  • 8. Product Summary: BIRT 360 Deployment Options BIRT 360 is designed to be used with BIRT iServer. It effortlessly delivers personalized BIRT report content to all authorized users. System Requirements Overall 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 Applications built with ActuateOne provide users with one our offices worldwide. user experience regardless of task, tool or skill level; are For More supported by one server with a set of services to support Information any deployment and are built with one design using BIRT. To get more information about BIRT ActuateOne provides organizations with a quick time to 360, please contact an Actuate expert market and the ability to grow with success. at 1-800-914-2259 (US & Canada) or contact us by email. You can also contact one of our offices worldwide. Actuate Corporation Tel: (888) 422-8828 2207 Bridgepointe Pkwy., Ste. 500 Web:http://www.actuate.com San Mateo, CA 94404 http://birt-exchange.com Home Next Contents Back Exit 8