Actuate Makes Enterprise Level BI Capabilities Available to Everyone at an Attractive Per User Price with BIRT onDemand
San Mateo, Calif. – January 25, 2011 – Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: BIRT), The people behind BIRT® and the leading open source Business Intelligence (BI) vendor, today announced the latest iteration of BIRT onDemand, Actuate’s Software as a Service (SaaS) Solution for BI and Reporting. BIRT onDemand introduces support for all current versions of BIRT and comes with a completely new user interface that enables key features of ActuateOne in the cloud including end user configurable dashboards, in-memory analytics and support for BIRT Data Objects.
BIRT onDemand delivers a robust Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering for BI, based upon ActuateOne. Leveraging the power of Actuate BIRT’s flexibility and extensibility within a cloud infrastructure, BIRT onDemand provides a unique, plug-and-play platform for BIRT-based BI applications. Using BIRT onDemand, organizations can incrementally add new BI capabilities quickly and transparently to meet end user demand for easy BI, while allowing partners and developers to offer modern, innovative and sophisticated BI applications such as those based on the Google gadget framework.
"After an exhaustive search, we have selected Actuate's BIRT onDemand as the backbone for MTInsight," said Pat McGibbon, Vice President for Strategic Information and Research at AMT - The Association for Manufacturing Technology. "MTInsight is AMT's manufacturing business intelligence service and will be built on BIRT onDemand because of the strength and reliability of BIRT as well as the security, scalability and reliability of running in the cloud. We have committed to a term of three years with BIRT onDemand because of Actuate's impressive track record with BIRT and we are absolutely convinced that BIRT onDemand will be the perfect platform for MTInsight today and into the future."
BIRT onDemand accounts come pre-configured with data storage from Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS), and include secure data transfer tools and secure data connectivity to industry standard data bases and increasingly popular cloud data sources. New in this release is the ability to upload data in spreadsheets and flat files into the BIRT onDemand data-store through a smart interface, enabling the transformation of spreadsheets to mobile reports and interactive dashboards in a matter of minutes.
Since its GA in October 2010, BIRT onDemand has garnered subscribers from over 500 organizations including the world’s leading manufacturers, retailers and financial services companies. It has also received significant acclaim within the BI and SaaS industries.
“We think BIRT onDemand gives Actuate an edge over its traditional competitors in enterprise BI – IBM Cognos, SAP BusinessObjects and MicroStrategy – when it comes to offering customers a SaaS BI PaaS.” Actuate jumps into SaaS BI with BIRT onDemand, Krishna Roy, Analyst, 451 Group.
To Find Out More
BIRT onDemand is available for as little as $1 per day per user. Subscribers can get started with interactive reporting, in-memory analytics, end user configurable dashboards, mobile BI, Google Gadgets integration, unlimited data storage and data transfer by signing up for a full access, free 45 day trial at www.birtondemand.com/bod/resources/resourcecenter.
More resources including details of an upcoming BIRT onDemand workshop are available by visiting www.birtondemand.com/bod/events.