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BIRT Interactive Viewer


Add additional end user interactivity to the basic BIRT Viewer with the user-friendly BIRT Interactive Viewer.

BIRT Interactive Viewer is an AJAX-powered, BIRT-based interactive report viewing tool that enables every user to think beyond the current structure of a report and personalize it based on task and need. Users who are not familiar or comfortable with standard report authoring tools are able to use BIRT Interactive Viewer without costly training, within moments of being introduced to its intuitive interface—an inexpensive alternative to training individuals who might use the tool on a limited or casual basis.

BIRT Interactive Viewer adds value to the BIRT product line by giving users interactive report viewing.

  • Allows virtually anyone to access, personalize and customize a BIRT report without affecting underlying data.
  • Gives users immediate access to information and an immediate return for their efforts, in effect teaching them how to use the basic BIRT tools.
  • Shifts IT focus from report generation activities to higher-level priorities; ease of use shortens cycles between report design and completion.
  • Introduces BIRT open source-based products to the entire enterprise, paving the way for future BIRT development and deployment.

Actuate 11 improvements to BIRT Interactive Viewer include:

  • More efficient background performance
  • Easier personalization
  • Added interactivity on crosstabs

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 design using BIRT. ActuateOne provides organizations with a quick time to market and the ability to grow with success.

Features & Benefits

BIRT Interactive Viewer lets users modify and personalize their report views. This allows one report design to serve more users because it does not need to conform to any one format, reducing the overall number of reports that need to be created. This in turn reduces system load, improves performance and increases user satisfaction and adoption of the software.

  • Allows users to prototype their next requirement request, making changes easier and faster
  • Requires fewer report designs for specialty cases, because end users can modify their personal views
  • Reduces the version management burden on IT while continuous usage of the reports remains high
  • Decreases the learning curve, because users are able to work immediately with the BIRT Interactive Viewer intuitive interface
  • BIRT Interactive Viewer provides user self service, consumes fewer resouces, and decreases the application learning curve, all of which lead to an immediate return on investment.
  • Increases ROI

BIRT Interactive Viewer adds additional functionality to the Actuate BIRT Viewer. With BIRT Interactive Viewer, users can also:

  • Add aggregation to a report column
  • Add computed columns
  • Add page breaks in a report
  • Apply conditions and format data strings
  • Hide or show report items
  • Modify charts, Flash charts, graphs and gadgets
  • Modify text attributes and alignment
  • Move, hide, show, and delete report columns
  • Save a modified report design or report
  • Sort, filter, and group report data
  • Undo and redo tasks

New in Actuate 11: Improvements to the performance and interactivity of BIRT Interactive Viewer provide many benefits.

  • More efficient background performance – Fast processing and output.
  • Easier personalization – Easy navigation; make changes to a report without affecting underlying data properties.
  • Added interactivity on crosstabs – End users can personalize look and feel of components by modifying format and alignment properties, and, if desired, launch the BIRT Data Analyzer directly from the Interactive Viewer to further analyze the contents.

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 design using BIRT. ActuateOne provides organizations with a quick time to market and the ability to grow with success.

Resources

BIRT is at the core of Actuate BIRT interactive web reports and dashboard tools combining web 2.0 functionality with open source technology. BIRT provides the foundation for Actuate’s Progressive Design Architecture.

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