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Fact and Resources Sheet Value-added BIRT-based Actuate products for IBM Tivoli Common Reporting InitiativeWhat is IBM Tiv...
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The reporting roadmap for IBM Tivoli revolves
around Eclipse open source BIRT - from shipping
Eclipse BIRT across a wide range of Tivoli products
to including it in Maximo 7 and beyond (see other
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Value-added BIRT-based Actuate products for IBM Tivoli COmmon Reporting Initiative

  1. 1. Fact andRich Internet Applications Without Limits TM Resources Sheet Highlights Actuate is the leading provider and contributor of reporting Value-added BIRT-based Actuate products for solutions for Rich Internet Applications and Eclipse BIRT. IBM Tivoli Common Reporting Initiative We can help maximize your Tivoli investment to achieve : > Enhanced Tivoli Reporting and BI capabilities with Actuate’s BIRT- IBM Tivoli is delivering the Tivoli Common Reporting software, aiming to provide customers based product offerings allowing with a reporting solution that is shared across the Tivoli portfolio and can be used by Tivoli, you to schedule and scale Tivoli business partners, and customers as a base for increasing the value of solutions built around reports with added security for the Enterprise, ensuring maximum Tivoli products. For this purpose, Tivoli is shipping reports based on the Business Intelligence uptime and minimal disruption to Report Tool (BIRT) technology from the Eclipse™ open source project across various Tivoli critical business and network assets products, with plans to ship it with other Tivoli products rolling out later this year and next. > Rapid Time to Value from your Tivoli Common Reporting is a separate DVD that installs in about 15 minutes. This software existing Tivoli applications, by platform can be used by Tivoli, business partners, and customers to create their own reports allowing users to create Interactive and integrate them into Tivoli Common Reporting, to increase the value of solutions built Ad-hoc reporting against BIRT around Tivoli products. templates and analysis with Tivoli data, application users can also The Eclipse BIRT project is a flexible, open source, and 100% pure Java reporting tool for interactively alter and customize building and publishing reports against data sources ranging from typical business relational the view of data on BIRT reports in databases, to XML data sources, to in-memory Java objects. their browser > Rapid BIRT report deployment with tailored technical support and training for Actuate Reporting Tools and Eclipse BIRT, as well as discov- ery & implementation consulting for installation, customization, QA & deployment with Actuate BIRT- based products. > Seamless integration with critical data from other business applica- tions with enhanced Actuate BIRT- based products. > Greater value by allowing Tivoli business & system users to monitor the performance and health of your business, investments and opera- tions through a single console, with Actuate ‘Ready for IBM Tivoli soft- ware’ technical certified integration.
  2. 2. Fact and Resources Sheet Value-added BIRT-based Actuate products for IBM Tivoli Common Reporting InitiativeWhat is IBM Tivoli Common project was subsequently approved and became a top level project within the Eclipse community onReporting Initiative? October 6, 2004.By creating a standard infrastructure for creating, Today, the top project contributor communityviewing, and managing Tivoli product reports. The includes Actuate and IBM, with Actuate continuing toTivoli Common Reporting initiative completely re- be the primary project sponsor. Actuate’s commercialevaluates how information should be represented, products fully leverage the BIRT technology and candelivered, and shared effectively. Information is be used to easily enhance the basic functionalitydelivered using Eclipse open source BIRT (Business provided by BIRT, as well as manage and supportIntelligence and Reporting Tools) platform. BIRT Eclipse BIRT reports that is shipped with your Tivoliprovides an open, extensible reporting infrastructure software.across Tivoli products (including IBM Tivoli Monitoring(ITM) 6.2, IBM Maximo, IBM Tivoli Usage & AccountingManager, IBM Tivoli Access Manager and IBM Tivoli Enhanced ReportingIdentity Manager, Tivoli Business Sytems Manager, with Actuate BIRT-basedTivoli Network Entry edition, IBM Tivoli have plans to productsextend this to other Tivoli products rolling out later Enhanced BIRT-based reporting is made available bythis year & next) Actuate (www.actuate.com) to integrate BIRT reportsGoals of the Common Reporting initiative into applications, such as Tivoli. Actuate BIRT enablesEclipse BIRT (Business Intelligence Reporting Tool) developers to create rich interactive dashboard, webis embedded within IBM Maximo® and Tivoli for the reports, and Excel spreadsheet for business users.purpose of reporting, the goal is to converge around Business users then access these dashboards andan incredibly simple launch point for reports, where reports via a web browser or on their business phone.customers can see what’s available and use it with With a full use Actuate BIRT license, your existingno training. This initiative provides an effective way investment in Tivoli reports is maximized, and allowsto deliver and share reports and reporting ideas, you to take advantage of the new functionality in BIRTand find the set of content that gives the greatest and BIRT based technology – not only just in Tivoli,value, helps focus the individual reports on quality of but across the entire IBM software stack.information and value, not on the quantity of reports Actuate is a finalist winner in ‘Best Commercialavailable, as well as provides consistency of the Equinox Application’, an award from Eclipsecontent and enable linkage between reports for best Foundation, in recognition of commercialanalysis flow, even if they cross individual product contributors to the Eclipse platform. Actuate isboundaries. It integrates reporting and dashboard committed to extending support & value-addeddisplays so customers see consistent information and offerings to Eclipse BIRT with BIRT-based commercialappearance, and can move easily between them. offerings from Actuate.BIRT Technology in IBM The visibility and popularity of Actuate and BIRTTivoli products have resulted in more than three million BIRT downloads to date. Actuate BIRT-based productsThe reporting roadmap for IBM Tivoli revolves include both propriety and open-source code,around Eclipse open source BIRT - from shipping combining flexibility with innovation and creatingEclipse BIRT across a wide range of Tivoli products the most powerful BI reporting tools available today.to including it in Maximo 7 and beyond (see other An extension to your embedded Open Sourcefact sheet on IBM Maximo) BIRT, these are easy to use report tools that meet a comprehensive range of reporting requirements,The Eclipse open source BIRT project is sponsored from sharing reports with other users to embedding& led by Actuate! reports within Maximo and Tivoli.The BIRT project was first proposed and sponsored by More resources are offered on Actuate BIRT ExchangeActuate when Actuate joined the Eclipse Foundation (http://www.birt-exchange.com) 2as a Strategic Developer on August 24, 2004. The
  3. 3. Fact and Resources Sheet Value-added BIRT-based Actuate products for IBM Tivoli Common Reporting InitiativeWhat we can do for youActuate and our premier partner, Reporting House, understand how important information about the health ofyour business & technology assets managed by Tivoli, along with your organization’s performance are to yourcompany. We can help you derive even greater value out of these reports. Some of our value-added offeringsinclude:• Discovery & analysis consultation to determine your existing reporting needs with Tivoli & plan an upgrade path to the commercially- supported Actuate release & functionality• Training classes on effectively using Eclipse and Actuate BIRT• Implementation consulting for installation, customization, QA & deployment with the following Actuate BIRT products (which includes support & indemnification) :Actuate ProductReference GuideActuate BIRT Designers are easy to use visual report development tools that meet a comprehensive range of reportingrequirements, from sharing reports with other users to embedding reports in Rich Internet Applications. There is also a BIRT Designerfor End Users - an AJAX-based tool accessed from a web browser for business users to access the data they need and create BIRTreports without direct IT intervention, but within IT control. It is built on the BIRT report engine and can edit any BIRT report.Actuate iServer provides an unsurpassed reporting platform in terms of scalability for the enterprise. It is a deployment architecturethat is scalable enough to serve 100% of the user population throughout the enterprise and beyond. iServer also provides anenterprise wide common data model and access to disparate data sources with different data structures and terminology.A lighter weight version of iServer – iServer Express is now available. iServer Express can be installed and configured in less than anhour. A download for a trial evaluation is available on (http://www.birt-exchange.com)Actuate Information Objects address the ultimate challenge in the BI market today for integrating data for access in real-time andsimplifying access to this data.Actuate BusinessReport Studio is a web-based BIRT report development tool for business users to access the data they need andcreate BIRT reports without direct IT intervention, but within IT control.Actuate Interactive Viewer for End Users presents users with an intuitive, AJAX-based UI that requires no explanation or training. Itis a web-based report modification tool with which end users can change BIRT report formatting; hide, add, sort, move and calculatedata; and create charts.Actuate iPortal is an out-of-the-box report delivery application that provides a customizable web interface from which to generateand view BIRT-based reports. 3
  4. 4. Fact and Resources Sheet Value-added BIRT-based Actuate products for IBM Tivoli Common Reporting InitiativeEclipse BIRT Report Tools Learn more about Actuate University training by using the link below.training from Actuate http://www.actuate.com/services/education/index.University aspActuate University can meet the training needs Or, contact us directly at: ActuateUniversity@actuate.of both the open-source and Actuate BIRT report com or by phone at: 650-645-3966developers. Training delivered by our professionalstaff shortens the learning curve for your BIRTdevelopers. Through our training, developers quickly Actuate – ‘Ready for IBMlearn to use the BIRT designer to best advantage, Tivoli Software’as well as the best practices associated with reportdesign. These comprehensive courses equip thestudent with the skills needed to be more productive.Actuate University provides the following Actuate has received the ‘Ready for IBM Tivoli Software’ technicaltraining for the BIRT community: validation for IBM Maximo, IBM Tivoli Monitoring (ITM) and allIntroductory and advanced training classes for open- Tivoli Software products that utilize information in Commonsource and Actuate BIRT Report Designers Base Event (CBE) format. The accolade serves to validate that Actuate iServer has been certified for seamless integration with• Working with BIRT Report Designer IBM Tivoli products. The integration with Actuate iServer enables• Integrating and Deploying BIRT joint customers to monitor the performance and health of their In addition, for Actuate BIRT business, investments and operations through a single console, and effectively derive value from their Tivoli investments with Training on the implementation and deployment of minimal end-user training. Further information about Actuate’s the BusinessReport Studio ‘Ready for IBM Tivoli Software’ validation is now available in • Developing a Customized BusinessReport Studio the IBM Tivoli Open Process Automation Library (OPAL) online Environment catalog of downloadable integrated extensions for IBM service management applications at http://www.ibm.com/software/Training for Actuate’s iServer Express and iPortal tivoli/opaladministrators • Managing the Actuate iServer System • Customizing Actuate iPortal The IBM logo and the IBM Premier Business Partner ACTUATE CORPORATION PROVIDES THIS PUBLICATION emblem are trademarks of International Business Machines “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSTraining can be delivered onsite, at one of our Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both. 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