Cloud-Based Business Intelligence Dashboards Synthesize Data into Easy-to-Use Visualizations for Informed Decision Making
San Mateo, Calif., – June 15 , 2011 –
Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: BIRT), The people behind BIRT® and the leading open source Business Intelligence
(BI) vendor, today announced that AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology (AMT)
has launched MTInsight
, a state-of-the-art business intelligence platform for its membership that runs on BIRT onDemand
. BIRT onDemand is Actuate’s BIRT-based Software as a Service (SaaS) offering for BI and information delivery that MTInsight
uses to harness over 200GB of data in the cloud, that is growing every day so that it can be analyzed and displayed on a wide variety of devices including smart phones and tablets.
AMT selected BIRT onDemand because it provides a robust Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering for BI. Based upon ActuateOne and leveraging the power of Actuate BIRT’s flexibility and extensibility within a cloud infrastructure, BIRT onDemand provides AMT with a unique, plug-and-play platform for BI applications. Using BIRT onDemand, AMT can add new BI capabilities quickly and transparently to meet end user demand.
“The June 1 launch of MTInsight
powered by BIRT onDemand to AMT members is a momentous step forward for the manufacturing technology industry,” says Douglas K. Woods, AMT President. “Throughout AMT’s history we have been providing our members with critical market information from world class data sources that has enabled them to make their businesses more successful. By teaming up with Actuate, we are able to incorporate the entire body of knowledge into one business intelligence application that allows users to interact with the data in an easy to use and understandable visual format. MTInsight
is truly a game-changer.”
End user reaction to MTInsight
powered by BIRT onDemand has been swift and positive. “MTInsight
is my single source for key market intelligence. I can access this information 24/7 and be certain I’m referencing the latest information. So, no matter where in the world the job takes me, I have instant and easy access to current market data,” said Ernest Long, Senior Manager, Inside Sales at Okuma America Corporation. “The Map U.S. Markets app lets me to quickly identify regions and customers with similar applications. We can use the data to tailor local events and demonstrations to the specific needs of those customers.”
BIRT onDemand accounts come pre-configured with data storage from Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS), and include secure data transfer tools plus secure data connectivity to industry standard data bases, including increasingly popular cloud data sources.
“We are excited to help AMT leverage the cloud-ready capabilities of BIRT onDemand,” said Pete Cittadini, president and CEO, Actuate. “With BIRT onDemand, AMT can instantly deliver personalized BIRT content to mobile users and desktop users alike with one click, significantly increasing productivity for IT departments, developers and users within manufacturing organizations.”
A private launch celebration for MTInsight
will be held today at AMT’s headquarters in McLean, Virginia and attended by employees from both organizations, including Actuate president and CEO Pete Cittadini.AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology
Founded in 1902 as the National Machine Tool Builders' Association, AMT supports and promotes the U.S. manufacturing technology industry. The association provides U.S. builders of manufacturing systems with the latest information on technical developments, trade and marketing opportunities, and economic issues. It also gathers and disseminates information about world markets, promotes its members' products in those markets, and acts as a representative on manufacturing technology matters to governments and trade organizations throughout the world. Visit the AMT web site at www.AMTonline.org
or visit the MTInsight
web site at www.MTInsight.org