From Static to X-Static

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X2BIRT: From Static to X-Static

Overview

Data drives business and ActuateOne’s latest product, X2BIRT,
takes control of data in nearly any form (high-volume print streams,
archived high-volume electronic documents in Enterprise Content Management [ECM] systems, operational reports from mainframes and more) and turns previously dormant information into interactive,
exploitable content, ready for consumption by users hungry for detail.

With X2BIRT, information is tapped and converted into usable data that can be accessed with ActuateOne® BIRT products, including BIRT Designer Pro, for designing interactive reports; BIRT 360, for user-serviceable dashboards; BIRT Interactive Viewer, for user self-service reports; BIRT Studio, for ad-hoc reporting on the fly; BIRT Data Analyzer, for in-memory analytics; and BIRT Scorecard, for performance management.

X2BIRT is ideal for organizations that consistently produce high-volume documents, either printed or presented online, including (but not limited to):

  • Financial institutions
  • Telecommunication organizations
  • Government agencies
  • Manufacturers and more

X2BIRT supports formats from multiple documents, data sources and ECM systems, including those featured in the chart below:

X2BIRT easily accesses banking, telephone, credit card, and investment statements; records that are archived to meet compliance requirements; mainframe operational reports and more, making it easier to translate the information provided into actionable BIRT reports, deployed in the form of highly visual, custom business intelligence applications and information applications that guarantee the best BI user experience available today. X2BIRT is an industry first, the only solution on the market that transforms dormant information into consumable data, providing insight into operational detail that previously was impossible to successfully access, much less utilize, to drive organizational success.

Applications built with ActuateOne provide users with one user experience regardless of task, tool or skill level; are supported by one server with a set of services to support any deployment and are built with one designusing BIRT. ActuateOne provides organizations with a quick time to market and the ability to grow with success.

 


 

Features & Benefits

Deployment Options

X2BIRT is an option for BIRT iServer and is enabled through features available in ActuateOne®. Because deployment depends on an organization’s current configuration, Actuate provides two deployment options for X2BIRT:

  • Dynamic transformation using Information Console and X2BIRT – In this deployment option, the BIRT report is actually “running” the conversion process, creating calls to X2BIRT to access and retrieve data.

The advantages of this deployment option include:

  • Real-time report access and generation
  • Intuitive, familiar interface for Actuate users (BIRT tools)
  • Ease of use, providing simple data access for BIRT 360 and BIRT Data Analyzer
  • Ease of implementation for current Xenos customers
  • Low implementation cost
  • Low storage requirements
  • Batch load using iServer – In this option, data is loaded (using X2BIRT) to the iServer for processing, access, and storage.

The advantages of this deployment option include:

  • Familiar interface for existing Actuate customers (iServer, BIRT products)
  • Fastest time to view
  • Simpler implementation for complex reporting across large amounts of data stores as BIRT Information Objects or BIRT Data Objects
  • Easy integration of unstructured data stored in print streams with other operational data (access virtually any data source with BIRT products)

Either deployment option allows organizations to access a wide variety of documents and other content and turn it into usable data that can be accessed with ActuateOne BIRT products, including BIRT 360, for user-serviceable dashboards; BIRT Interactive Viewer, for user self-service reports; BIRT Studio, for ad-hoc reporting on the fly; BIRT Data Analyzer, for in-memory analytics; and BIRT Scorecard, for performance management.

Additional insight into documents and print streams translates into better decisions and increased revenue for any organization. Organizations are able to:

  • Leverage existing high-volume print streams and documents to create an interactive experience for users
  • Access previously “locked” content from repositories, legacy systems, print streams, and structured or semi-structured data
  • View data from operational reports from mainframes in easily understood visualizations
  • Tap summary transactional or event information and use it to formulate strategies and optimize operations
  • Integrate unstructured data stored in print streams with other operational data to analyze and apply the results in new ways
  • Allow customers to serve themselves via interactive statements, etc.

With X2BIRT, business users are able to:

  • Utilize trending, charting and analytics features on data from static statements
  • Sort and categorize a large number of transactions, including the aggregation of multiple statements and legacy source data
  • Load, transform and present high volumes of data and documents with numerous formats across multiple channels, resulting in superior storage, real-time access, personalization, document transformation, online presentment, PDF accessibility, printing and delivery for high-volume transactional output (HVTO)

With X2BIRT and ActuateOne, any organization can access and combine:

  • Data embedded in legacy products or repositories
  • Data stored in data warehouses
  • Data trapped in statements and billing documents
  • Data with multiple formats, from multiple systems

Applications built with ActuateOne provide users with one user experience regardless of task, tool or skill level; are supported by one server with a set of services to support any deployment and are built with one designusing BIRT. ActuateOne provides organizations with a quick time to market and the ability to grow with success.

For more detailed X2BIRT information, please read the X2BIRT Product Summary and visit BIRT Exchange.


 

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