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Actuate Corporation © 2008
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Actuate Corporation © 2008
Mihail Mihaylov, Actuate Corporation
Pierre Richer, Actuate Corp...
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Actuate Corporation © 2008
Agenda
Automate Spreadsheet Production with the Free BIRT Spreadsheet Designer
• Pervasivenes...
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Actuate Corporation © 2008
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Actuate Corporation © 2008
Excel - World’s most popular BI tool
• 400+ million Excel users
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Actuate Corporation © 2008
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Actuate Corporation © 2008
The Many Issues with Manual Excel Reports
“Previously, getting t...
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Actuate Corporation © 2008
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Actuate Corporation © 2008
Product Demonstration
Save Your Time and Eliminate Headaches
Rea...
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Actuate Corporation © 2008
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Actuate Corporation © 2008
BIRT Spreadsheet Generates
Amazing Spreadsheets
Cell locking
Piv...
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Actuate Corporation © 2008
Benefits
Free BIRT Spreadsheet Designer
Saves Time - Eliminates Errors - Easy to Use - Free
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Actuate Corporation © 2008
Benefits
Free BIRT Spreadsheet Designer
Saves Time - Eliminates Errors - Easy to Use - Free
•...
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Actuate Corporation © 2008
Benefits
Free BIRT Spreadsheet Designer
Saves Time - Eliminates Errors - Easy to Use - Free
•...
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Actuate Corporation © 2008
Benefits
Free BIRT Spreadsheet Designer
Saves Time - Eliminates Errors - Easy to Use - Free
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Actuate Corporation © 2008
Benefits
Free BIRT Spreadsheet Designer
Saves Time - Eliminates Errors - Easy to Use - Free
...
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Actuate Corporation © 2008
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Actuate Corporation © 2008
Sharing Reports
Actuate web interface
Custom web app with
link...
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Actuate Corporation © 2008
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Actuate Corporation © 2008
Flexible Deployment Options for Any App
Embedded Enterprise Re...
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Actuate Corporation © 2008
How to Get Started
Website:
www.actuate.com/spreadsheetreporting
• Product Information
• Dow...
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If you or your colleagues are spending time updating spreadsheets with the latest data, you should download and try out the free BIRT Spreadsheet Designer (formerly known as Actuate e.Spreadsheet Designer). In the webinar we discuss and demonstrate how this free of charge product can help you automate the tedious task of updating Excel spreadsheets with the latest data, thus not only saving your time for more important tasks, but also eliminating the errors associated with handcrafting spreadsheets.

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    1. 1. 1 Actuate Corporation © 2008 1 Actuate Corporation © 2008 Mihail Mihaylov, Actuate Corporation Pierre Richer, Actuate Corporation Save Your Time and Eliminate Headaches: Automate Spreadsheet Production with the Free BIRT Spreadsheet Designer
    2. 2. 2 Actuate Corporation © 2008 Agenda Automate Spreadsheet Production with the Free BIRT Spreadsheet Designer • Pervasiveness of Excel • Challenges with handcrafted spreadsheets • Demo – the BIRT Spreadsheet Designer advantage • Benefits • Deployment options • Questions and Answers
    3. 3. 3 Actuate Corporation © 2008 3 Actuate Corporation © 2008 Excel - World’s most popular BI tool • 400+ million Excel users - Gartner, Forrester, Microsoft • 57% of report consumers prefer to receive reports in Excel - Forrester Spreadsheets drive business processes • Budget Variance, Period Close, Commissions etc. • 50% to 80% of enterprises use standalone spreadsheets for critical applications - Forrester Excel Spreadsheets are Used Everywhere … and on the Increase Excel is here to stay! Excel will be used more and more at the tactical and operational levels for reporting and analysis Forrester
    4. 4. 4 Actuate Corporation © 2008 4 Actuate Corporation © 2008 The Many Issues with Manual Excel Reports “Previously, getting the project summaries took up to four days just to get information to the finance people. It could be two weeks before the relevant information was fed to the individual project managers – half way through the new month!” Atkins Corp 88% of business critical spreadsheets have errors Prof. Raymond Panko Database Cut and paste or import as CSV Manually created and updated Emailed Decision Makers Spreadsheet Creation/Update Emailed
    5. 5. 5 Actuate Corporation © 2008 5 Actuate Corporation © 2008 Product Demonstration Save Your Time and Eliminate Headaches Real World Example Automating Spreadsheet Production with the BIRT Spreadsheet Designer
    6. 6. 6 Actuate Corporation © 2008 6 Actuate Corporation © 2008 BIRT Spreadsheet Generates Amazing Spreadsheets Cell locking Pivot tables Data filters 3D live charts down across 3-D matrix workbooks VBA macro support
    7. 7. 7 Actuate Corporation © 2008 Benefits Free BIRT Spreadsheet Designer Saves Time - Eliminates Errors - Easy to Use - Free
    8. 8. 8 Actuate Corporation © 2008 Benefits Free BIRT Spreadsheet Designer Saves Time - Eliminates Errors - Easy to Use - Free • No more time wasted updating spreadsheets with the latest data • Automates even the most complex spreadsheets
    9. 9. 9 Actuate Corporation © 2008 Benefits Free BIRT Spreadsheet Designer Saves Time - Eliminates Errors - Easy to Use - Free • No more time wasted updating spreadsheets with the latest data • Automates even the most complex spreadsheets • Report design abstraction separates Excel logic from data
    10. 10. 10 Actuate Corporation © 2008 Benefits Free BIRT Spreadsheet Designer Saves Time - Eliminates Errors - Easy to Use - Free • No more time wasted updating spreadsheets with the latest data • Automates even the most complex spreadsheets • Report design abstraction separates Excel logic from data • Excel-like and approachable by any skilled Excel user
    11. 11. 11 Actuate Corporation © 2008 Benefits Free BIRT Spreadsheet Designer Saves Time - Eliminates Errors - Easy to Use - Free • No more time wasted updating spreadsheets with the latest data • Automates even the most complex spreadsheets • Report design abstraction separates Excel logic from data • Excel-like and approachable by any skilled Excel user • Available as free download. Can be used indefinitely by any number of users
    12. 12. 12 Actuate Corporation © 2008 12 Actuate Corporation © 2008 Sharing Reports Actuate web interface Custom web app with links to BIRT Spreadsheet reports
    13. 13. 13 Actuate Corporation © 2008 13 Actuate Corporation © 2008 Flexible Deployment Options for Any App Embedded Enterprise ReportingWorkgroup Reporting BIRT iServer Express BIRT Spreadsheet Engine BIRT Deployment Kit BIRT iServer BIRT Information Console (Actuate Web Interface)
    14. 14. 14 Actuate Corporation © 2008 How to Get Started Website: www.actuate.com/spreadsheetreporting • Product Information • Download of Free BIRT Spreadsheet Designer • Trial Downloads of Deployment Products • Demos • Tutorials • Forums • Documentation • Examples • Analyst White Papers • Customer Case Studies Learn more now For more information or to schedule a demo, contact Actuate: info@actuate.com sales@actuate.com Phone 1-800-914-2259

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