Latest ActuateOne Release Includes BIRT Mobile for Android
San Mateo, Calif., - October 25 , 2011 – Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: BIRT), The people behind BIRT® and the leading open source Business Intelligence (BI) vendor, today announced BIRT Mobile Business Intelligence for Android™ devices. With BIRT Mobile, developers can easily deploy custom BI, dashboards, analytics, reports and interactive content natively on Android mobile devices.
BIRT Mobile puts business reports, KPIs, documents, and dashboards into the hands of employees, partners and customers. Decision makers can now run their organization from wherever they are on their device of choice, viewing secure, interactive business data on an Android tablet as dynamic dashboards, tables, graphs, charts, visualizations, maps, and documents. As a native Android application, BIRT Mobile is orientation aware and supports animation, navigation and drill through within its content.
BIRT Mobile for Android deployment options include harnessing Actuate BIRT iServer or BIRT onDemand to access and analyze interactive data, documents, and dashboards in the cloud. The application is pre-loaded with demonstration dashboards, allowing end users to explore and personalize business data on their Android device. BIRT Mobile can view any open source Eclipse or Actuate BIRT content and is compatible with enterprise deployments of Actuate 11 SP2 and higher.
“BIRT-based mobile BI is in use at a wide range of organizations across multiple industries for their mobile intelligence needs,” said Pete Cittadini, CEO and President of Actuate Corporation. “Our customers are demanding native Android support for BIRT. Android, like BIRT, is widely used open source technology. As developers evaluate technologies to deploy mobile BI, BIRT is the logical choice; developers are familiar with Eclipse and BIRT, which has been downloaded over 10 million times and is known by over 1 million application developers globally.”
BIRT Mobile Pricing and Availability
BIRT Mobile is a free Android app available now at https://market.android.com/details?id=com.actuate.birt.mobile&feature=search_result. BIRT Mobile comes preconfigured with a profile for BIRT onDemand, a comprehensive SaaS business intelligence offering for BIRT and includes free, frequently updated sample content that showcases the breadth of BIRT’s capabilities. BIRT developers with immediate requirements can request a Free Trial BIRT onDemand Account to publish their own BIRT reports or dashboards to immediately experience the freedom of mobile business intelligence. To learn more about BIRT mobile visit: http://www.actuate.com/products/birt-user-experience/mobile-options/.
BIRT Mobile for Android: Part of ActuateOne version 11 SP2
Actuate 11 launched the ActuateOne™ Platform – a complete BI solution consisting of dashboards, in-memory analytics, live spreadsheets, ad-hoc, interactive and animated reports and now native Android support—all built on BIRT. Release 11 SP2, which is now generally available introduces numerous new features and several major enhancements, extending the value of ActuateOne by providing:
- Updated BIRT Viewers for Mobile Deployment
BIRT Mobile Viewers are available for the most popular mobile platforms:
In addition to Apple's iPad2 and iPhone 4 devices, BIRT content can be viewed on Android Honeycomb devices.
- BIRT Mobile for Android (available from the Android Market)
- BIRT Mobile HD for Apple iPads (available from the Apple App Store)
- BIRT Mobile for Apple iPhones and iPod Touch (available from the Apple App Store)
- Managing Mobile Subscriptions to Content
With Actuate 11 SP2, mobile subscription management is built into Actuate’s Information Console, and included without charge in 11 SP2 upgrades. End users who wish to view BIRT content on their mobile devices can quickly and easily subscribe to that content by clicking on a “Mobile Subscription” link enabling the mobile delivery of the BIRT content to which they are entitled.
- Enhanced Progressive Viewing in 11 SP2
Progressive Viewing is a popular feature designed to minimize response times when executing large reports on demand and viewing them in the browser. The feature allows Actuate BIRT content consumers to immediately enjoy the first and consecutive few pages of content immediately as they are generated, while the remainder of the document is completed in the background, as opposed to waiting for all pages to be generated before a page can be viewed.
- BIRT Studio – Bookmarks for Table, Crosstab, and Chart Items
BIRT Studio is the web-based ad-hoc authoring environment for BIRT. In 11 SP2, bookmarks can be placed in a design to identify important elements in the output, especially if the content is to be published or reused as dashboard KPIs. As such, end users can then include bookmarked content in their dashboards or jump directly to this content from a hyperlink. Business users can now create and edit bookmarks within BIRT Studio for table, crosstab, and chart items.