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Automate Enterprise-wide Spreadsheet Reporting

Generate robust spreadsheet reports and deliver them on schedule to every user in the enterprise


Enterprise-wide Spreadsheet Reporting



With Microsoft Excel installed on virtually every computer and used for reporting by a majority of business professionals, it should come as no surprise that when business users want to view, drill into, manipulate, and chart enterprise information they choose to do this in Excel.

BIRT Spreadsheet (formerly Actuate e.Spreadsheet) automates and centralizes spreadsheet production, maintenance, archiving, and security, eliminating version discrepancies and curbing the proliferation of multiple silos of Excel® workbook data.

  • Free BIRT Spreadsheet Designer: An Excel-like authoring environment which gives report developers and Excel experts the power to automate the task of creating and updating Excel spreadsheets with the latest data. The BIRT Spreadsheet Designer is free and can be downloaded from here.
  • BIRT Spreadsheet Option: This BIRT iServer option (formerly e.Spreadsheet Option) automates and centralizes spreadsheet production, distribution, archiving and security, eliminating version discrepancies and curbing the proliferation of multiple silos of Excel spreadsheets.
  • Free BIRT Spreadsheet API: Java API which allows application developers to read and update Excel spreadsheets as well as to create new ones from scratch. The BIRT Spreadsheet API is free and can be downloaded for Windows and Unix.
  • >BIRT Spreadsheet Engine and API: The power behind BIRT Spreadsheet, the most complete and capable spreadsheet automation solution

Features and Benefits

BIRT Spreadsheet is the only product that can generate feature-rich, analysis-ready Excel spreadsheet reports that users need to make make accurate business decisions. Excel features available to report consumers include:

  • Formatting that makes use of the full range of Excel cell, row, column and sheet options
  • Live formulas, charting and macros, enabling “what if” analysis and modeling
  • Pivot tables to sort and summarize data in new ways
  • Data filtering to focus on the specific information desired
  • Hyperlinks to navigate to other Excel documents, reports or web pages
  • Form controls (such as buttons, combo and list boxes) tied to custom Visual Basic logic to allow actions such as database write-backs
  • Data-driven layouts in Excel reports that allow new spreadsheet rows, columns and worksheets to be created dynamically based on incoming data


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