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Because business users love Excel, the omnipresence of spreadsheets in the enterprise is a given. But so are the inefficiencies and risks associated with having to constantly update these spreadsheets …

Because business users love Excel, the omnipresence of spreadsheets in the enterprise is a given. But so are the inefficiencies and risks associated with having to constantly update these spreadsheets with the latest data and “re-hydrate” them with the Excel features needed for effective analysis such as live charts, live formulas, pivot tables and many others. Like the weather, everyone complains— but unlike with the weather, you do have options.

This session looks at how Actuate’s innovative BIRT Spreadsheet technology (formerly known as e.Spreadsheet) and the groundbreaking save as live Excel capabilities of Actuate BIRT can be used to meet your user’s Excel needs.

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  • Because business users love Excel, the omnipresence of spreadsheets in the enterprise is a given. But so are the inefficiencies and risks associated with having to constantly update these spreadsheets with the latest data and “re-hydrate” them with the Excel features needed for effective analysis such as live charts, live formulas, pivot tables and many others. Like the weather, everyone complains— but unlike with the weather, you do have options.

    This session looks at how Actuate’s innovative BIRT Spreadsheet technology (formerly known as e.Spreadsheet) and the groundbreaking save as live Excel capabilities of Actuate BIRT can be used to meet your user’s Excel needs.
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  • 1. Our Spreadsheets Are Better Than Yours
    Efficiently and Securely Presenting the Data in Excel
    Presenter: Mihail Mihaylov, Senior PM
  • 2. Dilbert’s Issues Are Representative
    64% of business critical spreadsheets contain errors
    - Powell, Lawson and Baker Study (2007)
  • 3. Spreadsheet s Are Everywhere… and Usage is 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
    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
  • 4. What is Analysis-Ready Spreadsheet Report?
    Populated with the needed data
    Laid out and enriched with all Excel features required for effective decision making
  • 5. Spreadsheet Reporting ChallengesInefficient and Risky Manual Report Creation and Distribution
    Incorrect assumptions
    Misinterpreted
    IndividualContributors
    Managers
    • Inefficient, tedious and time-consuming
    • 6. Can produce only a limited number of reports
    • 7. No on-demand access
    • 8. Error-prone
    • 9. Impossible to administer spreadmarts
    • 10. Compliance risks
    Manually emailed
    Inconsistent changes
    Manually created and updated
    Spreadsheet
    Operations
    Cut and paste orimport as CSV
    Data
  • 11. REQs for Automating Spreadsheet Reports
    Data access flexibility
    • OOTB DB connectivity and extensibility
    • 12. Data consolidation
    • 13. Export to Excel
    Repeatability via data-driven layout
    • Automatically accommodate new data
    • 14. Dynamic, data-driven columns and worksheets
    Make it repeatable
    Get the data
    Create the Excel report
    Excel expressiveness
    • Any needed Excel feature
    • 15. Analysis-ready spreadsheets
    Ensure Manageability
    Meet User Needs
  • 16.
  • 17. REQs for Automating Spreadsheet Reports
    Data access flexibility
    • OOTB DB connectivity and extensibility
    • 18. Data consolidation
    • 19. Export to Excel
    Repeatability via data-driven layout
    • Automatically accommodate new data
    • 20. Dynamic, data-driven columns and worksheets
    Make it repeatable
    Get the data
    Reach all users
    Create the Excel report
    Scalability and security
    • Server-based architecture
    • 21. Extensive security
    • 22. Centrally-managed
    Excel expressiveness
    • Any needed Excel feature
    • 23. Analysis-ready spreadsheets
    Ensure Manageability
    Meet User Needs
  • 24. Actuate Spreadsheet Solution
    Export to Analysis-Ready Excel from Actuate BIRT
    BIRT Spreadsheet (fkae.Spreadsheet)
  • 25. Export to Analysis-Ready Excel from Actuate BIRT
    The most powerful Export to Excel
    • Excel formulas
    • 26. Live Excel charts
    • 27. Pivot tables
    • 28. Export entire report or parts of it
    • 29. Export to one or multiple Excel sheets
    • 30. Preserve report’s formatting and layout
    • 31. Actuate 11 or later
  • BIRT Spreadsheet
    Demo
  • 32. BIRT Spreadsheet
    The most capable technology for presenting data directly in Excel, complete with all formatting, layout, analysis and security features of Excel
    BIRT iServer
    Free BIRT Spreadsheet Designer
    MSFT Excel & Browser
    BIRT Spreadsheet Design
    ExcelReport
    DataSources
    Actuate EIIDatabasesXMLJava Objects
    Step 1: Design
    Step 2: Deploy
    Step 3: Analyze
  • 33. BIRT Spreadsheet
    Demo
  • 34. BIRT Spreadsheet Generates Amazing Spreadsheets
    across
    out
    Data filters
    Pivot tables
    down
    3-D matrix workbooks
    3D live charts
    VBA
    macrosupport
    Cell locking
  • 35. Organizations Using BIRT SpreadsheetBusiness, Government and Education
    Financial Services
    Manufacturing
    Telecommunications
    Pharmaceuticals
    Energy and Utilities
    Consulting & Research
    Education
    • MIT
    • 85. Georgia Tech Institute
    • 86. York University
    Government
    OEM
  • Actuate Spreadsheet SolutionDivide and Conquer Your Requirements
  • 101. Actuate Spreadsheet Solution Fully Addresses Automation Requirements
  • 102. Actuate Spreadsheet Solution Benefits
    IT Managers
    • Satisfy end users
    • 103. Regain control of data and ensure efficiency
    • 104. No scalability wall to hit
    • 105. Zero footprint – no plug-ins requires
    IT Managers
    End Users
    • On-demand access
    • 106. Analysis-ready Excel spreadsheets
    • 107. Accurate, timely data – single version of the truth
    • 108. “No limits” flexibility, familiarity of Excel
    End Users
    Report Authors
    • Quickly define the needed, data-driven, analysis-ready Excel output
    • 109. Leverage existing Excel knowledge and BIRT reports
    • 110. Develop once; auto-refresh with latest data indefinitely
    ReportAuthors
  • 111. Actuate Spreadsheet Solution Resourceshttp://www.actuate.com
    Learn more now
    For more information or to schedule a demo, contact Actuate:
    info@actuate.com
    sales@actuate.com
    Phone
    1-800-914-2259
    Website: