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The following list outlines the various Maximo Releases and embedded Actuate technology. …

The following list outlines the various Maximo Releases and embedded Actuate technology.
The Actuate technology is licensed to generate report based only from data from your IBM
Maximo Asset Management system. For more information on these products.

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  • 1. Rich Internet Applications Without LimitsTM Fact Sheet Facts about IBM Maximo® Asset Management and Actuate What you need to know... Highlights Actuate products embedded within Actuate is the leading provider and contributor of reporting IBM Maximo® Asset Management solutions for Rich Internet Applications and Eclipse™ BIRT. The following list outlines the various Maximo Releases and embedded Actuate technology. We can help maximize your The Actuate technology is licensed to generate report based only from data from your IBM Maximo investment to achieve : Maximo Asset Management system. For more information on these products, please see the > Seamless integration with critical Actuate product reference guide on page 4. data from other business applica- tions with an upgrade to a full-use Maximo Release 5.0 and 5.1 (Dec 2001 & 2002) Actuate license. • Actuate 5 (iServer, eReports & Active Portal) > Rapid Time to Value by creating Maximo Release 5.2 (2002) Interactive Ad-hoc reporting and • Actuate 7 (iServer, eReports & Active Portal) analysis with Maximo data. > Enhanced Reporting and BI Maximo Release 5.2, Patches 1 – 5 (June 2003 – August 2005) capabilities for IBM Maximo and • Actuate 7 (iServer, eReports, Active Portal, Query & eSpreadsheets) Eclipse open source BIRT reports, with Actuate’s commercial offerings Maximo Release 6.0 – 6.2.1 (March 2005 – June 2005) and resources. • Actuate 8 (iServer, eReports, Active Portal, Query & eSpreadsheets) > Skills for delivering and maintaining Maximo Release 7.1 (March 2008) a world-class reporting platform • Actuate 9 (iServer, eReports, Active Portal, Query & eSpreadsheets) with training and Support for Actuate Reporting Tools and • EclipseTM open source BIRT for new Maximo Release 7.1 clients Eclipse BIRT. • Existing Customers that upgraded from prior versions of Maximo will get 2 flavors > Industry Specific pre-built KPIs, of reporting, Actuate 9 technology or Eclipse BIRT or both. dashboard & compliance reports Maximo Release 8 onwards in less than 4 weeks. • EclipseTM open source BIRT
  • 2. Fact Sheet: IBM Maximo® Asset Management and ActuateActuate Technology in BIRT Technology in MaximoMaximo today R7 and beyondThe Actuate products that come with your IBM The Business Intelligence and Reporting ToolsMaximo system are built on our world-class reporting (BIRT) Project is an open source software projectserver allowing you to generate, schedule & manage that provides reporting and business intelligencebrochure-like reports & Excel spread sheets for capabilities for rich client and web applications,thousands of users. However, the Actuate software based on Java and J2EE. BIRT is a top level softwareembedded in Maximo is restricted to generating project within the Eclipse Foundation. IBM will startreports only out of the Maximo database. providing BIRT-based reporting templates in Maximo 7.1, gradually phasing out commercial ActuateActuate 9 is the current release of Actuate, with products.Actuate 10 due out in the fourth quarter of 2008. Ourfull use license, which is an upgrade from the OEM The Eclipse open source BIRT project is sponsoredlicense included in Maximo, allows you to incorporate & led by Actuate!BIRT based templates and introduces ad-hoc web- The BIRT project was first proposed and sponsored bybased reporting. It also allows you to incorporate Actuate when Actuate joined the Eclipse Foundationinformation outside of Maximo to provide more as a Strategic Developer on August 24, 2004. Thecomprehensive information delivered throughout project was subsequently approved and became athe organization. An Actuate full use license can help top level project within the Eclipse community onyou leverage your current report technology and October 6, 2004.create more diverse reports to suit your varying user &business needs. Today, the top project contributor community includes Actuate and IBM, with Actuate continuing toActuate and our key partners have helped many be the primary project sponsor. Actuate’s commercialcustomers across different industries to tap into the products fully leverage the BIRT technology and canfullest potential of reporting key Maximo data. be used to easily enhance the basic functionality“Reporting House’s knowledge and development expertise provided by BIRT, as well as manage and supportwas instrumental in helping us leverage Actuate’s powerful Open Source BIRT reports. reporting capabilities with IBM Maximo to achieve ourreporting goals.” The reporting roadmap for IBM Tivoli revolves- Doug Mills, CIO, The Mosaic Company around Eclipse open source BIRT - from shipping Eclipse BIRT in Maximo 7 and beyond, to including it across a wide range of Tivoli products (see our other fact sheet on IBM Tivoli Common Reporting Initiative) With a full use Actuate license, your existing investment in Maximo reports is protected, and still allows you to take advantage of the new functionality in BIRT and BIRT based technology – not only in Maximo, but across the entire IBM software stack. More information is offered on our Actuate BIRT Exchange site: http://www.birt-exchange.com. 2
  • 3. Fact Sheet: IBM Maximo® Asset Management and ActuateWhat we can do for youActuate and our premier partner, Reporting House, understand how important the information in yourMaximo database is to your company. We can help you derive even greater value out of the data. Someof our value-added offerings include: Actuate Upgrade for Maximo OEM Training on all Actuate Reporting Upgrade from the embedded version of Actuate tools from Actuate University Express Discovery Package to a full use license of the latest Actuate 9 and Actuate University training delivered by our get the following benefits: professional staff shortens the learning curve and demonstrates best practices in reportIndustry Specific pre-built KPIs, • Preserve your investment in your existing design. This allows students to quickly developdashboard & compliance reports Maximo Actuate reports – they will continue the skills needed to be more productivebased on BIRT in less than 4 weeks! to work and be supported!Achieve Rapid Time to Value with our BI solution • Training can be delivered onsite, at one of • Create new reports that combine Maximoincluding a pre-built data model, scripts for our regional classrooms or remotely using data with other business informationdata loading, and interactive ad-hoc reporting Microsoft’s Live Meeting • Get a jump on the latest technology for Rich& analysis • Introductory & advanced training classes Internet applications to use throughout your• Package of Pre-built KPIs, dashboards, for the e.Report, e.Spreadsheet and BIRT company. compliance (EHSSox) and other reports reporting designers • Leverage embedded BIRT reports in IBM’s (different than Maximo standard reports) • Training for server administrators & web software stack based on various subject matter including developers on Actuate iServer & iPortal Work Order, Asset, Labor, Resources, • Stay current on the latest releases and break applications inventory, purchase etc. out of the OEM back level software versions • Validation of your developers’ skills through• Pre-built data model for reporting and • Get your support directly from Actuate our e.Report Designer & BIRT Certified analysis Professional programs Other Value-Added Report Offerings• Pre-built scripts for loading data in the report to maximize your IBM Maximo® repository DB investment• Intuitive Ad-hoc Reporting and analysis • Discovery & analysis consultation to - Simplified Data model for Ad-hoc determine your existing reporting needs Find out more about Actuate reporting using BIRT with Maximo & plan an upgrade path to the University’s classes & training - Interactive Reporting capabilities newest Actuate release & functionality http://www.actuate.com/services/education/index.asp for BIRT reports • Extend your embedded Eclipse BIRT reports Contact us directly about our training,• Four weeks* of implementation consulting for through Value-added BIRT based products phone: (650)645 3966 - Discovery and analysis such as Actuate BIRT Report Designers. These Email: ActuateUniversity@actuate.com - Installation easy to use visual report development tools - Customization meet a comprehensive range of reporting - QA requirements including rapid report - Deployment deployment, spreadsheet reporting & ad-hoc* Estimated Project Timeline according to end user reportingcustomers’ unique requirements • Provide mobile decision support for KPIs to your field force via a Mobile Dashboard • Implementation consulting for installation, customization, QA & deployment 3
  • 4. Fact Sheet: IBM Maximo® Asset Management and ActuateActuate Product Actuate e.Report is a powerful tool designed to leverage the report-processing power of theReference Guide Actuate iServer. e.Report enables developers andThe following Actuate technology products come power users alike to create, distribute, and maintainembedded with IBM Maximo® Asset Management interactive, content-rich reports rapidly and easily, in browser-based, Web formats. It can integrateEclipse BIRT (Business Intelligence Reporting Tool) seamlessly into existing applications.is embedded within various IBM Maximo and Tivoliproducts for the purpose of reporting. This free Actuate e.Spreadsheet is a powerful tool fordownload is made available by Actuate (www. distributing critical business asset information asactuate.com) allowing developers to integrate reports Excel spreadsheets. e.Spreadsheet enables businessinto applications, such as Maximo and Tivoli. BIRT users to create and receive live data in the familiartemplates can be utilized by Actuate commercial spreadsheet format for immediate analysis andproducts to create rich interactive dashboards, web action, with no need for training or support. Actuatereports, and Excel spreadsheet for business users. e.Spreadsheet delivers all the live formatting, pivot tables, filters, 3D charting and calculation capabilitiesActuate iServer is a scalable enterprise reporting users expect from spreadsheets, and with the Mobileserver for generating, managing and securely Dashboard technology, employees can receive criticaldelivering reporting and analytic content to 100 asset information on their handsets while out in the field.percent of an organization’s users. It is the industry’smost complete and powerful infrastructure fordisseminating interactive, actionable business Get Started with Actuate Todayinformation, and forms the platform for add-on Using Actuate’s and our premier partner Reporting House’sActuate reporting options. In addition, Actuate iServer information & reporting platform technologies and deploymentintegrates information from any data source and services, companies can move efficiently toward effectiveapplication to serve both internal and external users. enterprise asset management. Contact Actuate & ReportingActive Portal—With Active Portal, organizations House today Samir Vyas, sam.vyas@reportinghouse.com,deliver full function reports and a user management (919) 345 1728, Sunny Choi, schoi@actuate.com, (650) 645 3218environment. 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