The people behind BIRT ™ When does a product suite become sweet? Is it after it’s configured, tested and deployed to end users? Or is it prior to that, during the planning stages when it becomes apparent that there is a single solution available for multiple issues, a product suite so elegantly engineered that the integration and operation of its individual components is imperceptible, allowing end users effortless access to critical data? With the introduction of BIRT Mobile Viewer applications for iPhone® , iPad® and AndroidTM, Actuate continues to outperform the competition in its quest to deliver the ultimate BI suite. Capable of drawing content from a variety of resources and utilizing one of two deployment options, the new BIRT Mobile Viewer apps integrate seamlessly with the unrivaled Actuate BIRT infrastructure, effortlessly accessing the integrated suite of Actuate BIRT products. BIRT BIRT Mobile Viewers are designed-from-the-ground-up, native Mobile applications that can be used with Actuate’s new Software as a Service (SsaS) offering, BIRT onDemand. BIRT onDemand effortlessly delivers personalized, real BIRT report content to Viewers all authorized users wherever they are, whenever they need it. Unlike other “mobile” apps, BIRT Mobile Viewers are real BIRT Product report viewers; they do not deliver .pdf files or canned web pages. What users see is their own BIRT content, served up on Summary their favorite productivity tools—smartphones and the iPad.
Product Summary: BIRT Mobile Viewers BIRT Mobile HD for iPad BIRT Mobile HD is a native iPad app that takes advantage of the extra real estate afforded with its 9.7-inch screen and iPad-specific features. This free application includes features such as annotation and email. BIRT Mobile HD provides all the features and security of the BIRT Mobile Viewer, optimized for the iPad: • Store multiple connection profiles (connect to BIRT onDemand and an Enterprise iServer without re-entering username & password) • Share BIRT reports via e-mail • Print any BIRT Report from iPad using Air PrintTM BIRT Mobile HD for • Annotate reports; those annotations iPad is available on can be included when sharing reports via e-mail iTunes, and takes mobile BI to the next level by leveraging the native attributes of large format mobile viewing devices. 4
Product Summary: BIRT Mobile Viewers BIRT Mobile Viewer for Android The BIRT Mobile The BIRT Mobile Viewer for Android is Viewer for Android a native mobile application that takes provides users advantage of on-device features: with BIRT content • Access mobilized BIRT reports optimized to take from BIRT onDemand advantage of • Utilize the Android’s native navigation native Android within the app functionality. • Sign on once: the app remembers iServer login information • View BIRT content that is optimized for the Android phone • Manage mobilized content subscriptions Users can easily subscribe to their own mobile BIRT content in Actuate 11SP2 or later. 5
Product Summary: BIRT Mobile Viewers Benefits unable to completely integrate with other features, applications and With the proliferation of mobile devices functionality of the device such as for business use, many enterprises phone dialing, email, calendar and require massive scale to securely deliver contacts, as well as motion detection content to vast numbers of users. Many triggers such as shaking the device to alternative technologies fall short of return to its home screen. meeting this requirement. • Are subject to compromised security: Unlike native applications many In addition, most “mobile” apps on browser-based mobile solutions the market typically require specially present a unique security risk as they designed (sized and scoped) content, can be exploited from a desktop- rely on a mobile device’s built-in based web browser. web browser with its limited viewing • Are costly and inefficient: Alternatives size and functionality, are costly to cost more and require a mobile implement, and cannot leverage the viewer framework for multiple security, scheduling and scale of the users, as well as the time required to Actuate iServer deployment platform. develop and deploy content from a These products typically: managed infrastructure. • Require multiple versions of content: The BIRT Mobile Viewers are full- Mobile information delivery solutions featured, native apps that provide that cannot accommodate the same users with the true mobile experience Content uploaded to BIRT onDemand can include any content on both the mobile device and a standard web browser create increased they’ve come to expect. All BIRT BIRT report document or BIRT design, and be viewed Mobile Viewers: development cycles, multiple versions of anywhere: in a browser, or on an iPhone, the same design and information, and • Deliver rich, data driven BIRT content directly into the hands of mobile iPod Touch, iPad or Android. inefficient content management. • Decrease device functionality: users, regardless of where they are Mobile information delivery • Offer a zero-cost mobile information solutions that display content delivery solution that is freely only through a mobile browser are available on the iTunes App Store and the Android Market. 6
Product Summary: BIRT Mobile Viewers • Serve as building blocks for BIRT- • Extend the reach of BIRT applications powered applications. BIRT Mobile beyond the boundaries of the web Viewers can be easily extended to browser: deliver rich information create rich and highly focused mobile applications seamlessly to the device information applications, as well and to multiple users. Apps are fast as integrated into existing custom to implement, easy to manage, and applications to provide automated simple to extend by leveraging the full information delivery. power and capability of the Actuate • Invoke mobile device functions such BIRT platform. as phone dialing, email and location • Reduce costs and time to market: awareness, as well as leveraging create an environment in which device contacts and calendar. everyone, from developers to end • Integrate seamlessly with Actuate users, can innovate to create new 11SP2 or later. competitive advantages, increase revenue opportunities and drive The BIRT Mobile Viewers offer corporate performance. outstanding and immediate ROI, • Increase productivity and decision- giving business users what they need, making ability of mobile workers when, where, and how they want it. • Securely deliver in-office information • Eliminate platform issues via the to mobile workers with minimal (or native viewer no) IT effort • Offer on-device report navigation 7
Product Summary: BIRT Mobile Viewers Deployment Complete instructions for accessing BIRT content via BIRT onDemand can BIRT Mobile Viewers can be used be found on BIRT Exchange. with BIRT onDemand. These apps • No software installation required – effortlessly deliver personalized BIRT Launch in a web browser report content to all authorized users. • Immediate access – No BIRT onDemand administration required • Simple set up – Users can configure BIRT onDemand is the fast, easy way to their own environment to suit their deploy the BIRT Mobile Viewer apps. needs Users can create a BIRT onDemand • Easy upload – Users can upload account, upload any BIRT .rptdocument their own content and immediately or BIRT .rptdesign file (for versions up access their own information via their to Actuate 11SP2), mobilize it, and mobile device immediately view it in the BIRT Mobile • True self-service BI – No IT Viewer. intervention/involvement is required Please note that documents that rely on Adobe® Flash® visualizations will not render properly on the iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad as these devices do Deploying the BIRT Mobile Viewers on BIRT onDemand is simple: not currently support Flash content. 1. Sign up for a BIRT onDemand account. 2. Download and install the BIRT Mobile Viewer app from the iTunes App Store or the Android Market. 3. Configure the app using the instructions on BIRT Exchange. 4. Upload any BIRT report document or BIRT report design file (for versions up to Actuate 11) to a BIRT onDemand account. 5. Click on each file to mobilize content. 6. Go back to the app and click the file name to view BIRT content. 8
Product Summary: BIRT Mobile Viewers The Progressive both on-demand and scheduled reports without IT intervention but Design Architecture within IT-control. This highly scalable The Actuate BIRT progressive implementation of Actuate services design architecture includes: provides multi-server, multi-project support; high-availability clustering, • BIRT 360 – Operational and analytic failover and load balancing; metadata user-created dashboards for a caching; and enterprise management 360-degree view of the business in a and tuning features true self-service environment. • BIRT onDemand – Actuate’s Software • BIRT Data Analyzer – In-memory as a Service (SaaS) offering, which analytics application that helps enables any user, anywhere, to access business users uncover trends, identify enterprise information via the Web, anomalies and model scenarios. without downloading/installing • BIRT Reports – web reports based on Actuate BIRT desktop products. open-source BIRT technology from the Eclipse project, available without These options provide an array of charge from BIRT Exchange. choices from which to create unique • BIRT Studio – self-service, ad-hoc web information applications that appeal ActuateOne is recognition of a single, common architecture report development within IT control to any user. for development and deployment that meets • BIRT Interactive Viewer – end user Within the progressive design report viewing and customization structure, BIRT designs can be shared the dynamically changing needs • BIRT Mobile Viewers – users mobilize among highly skilled developers, of information consumers. and carry information wherever business users and consumers. they go This encourages participation and BIRT iServer – enables the use of BIRT supports an iterative development Information Objects, and includes environment, which speeds scheduling, versioning, and archiving development and adoption functions, allowing users to run of information applications. 9
Product Summary: BIRT Mobile Viewers Device System Compatibility Requirements The information available to BIRT Overall system requirements vary with Mobile Viewers conforms to the native options chosen. For a system analysis user interface of the individual device. based on your specific needs, please Please be sure to download and install contact an Actuate expert at 1-800- the latest version of your hardware’s 914-2259 (US & Canada) or contact us operating system and any firmware by email. You can also contact one of updates prior to installing BIRT Mobile our offices worldwide. Viewers. For More Software Information Compatibility For additional information about BIRT BIRT Mobile Viewers integrate Mobile Viewers, please contact an seamlessly with BIRT iServer products, Actuate expert at 1-800-914-2259 (US providing prompt, secure delivery of & Canada) or contact us by email. content including reports generated You can also contact one of our by the BIRT Designer, BIRT Studio and offices worldwide. Interactive Viewer. Please check with an Actuate expert at 1-800-914-2259 (US & Canada) for additional options. Actuate Corporation 2207 Bridgepointe Pkwy., Tel: (888) 422-8828 Ste. 500 Web:http://www.actuate.com San Mateo, CA 94404 http://birt-exchange.com 10