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OpenText™ Actuate Analytics Designer (Formerly BIRT Designer Pro)

Our enterprise embedded reporting software that allows developers to design and create dynamic reports with embedded analytics, data visualizations, interactive web 2.0 applications, and customizable dashboards for personalized insights and better end user experiences.

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Professional reporting software with enhanced reporting tools for dynamic business reports.

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Enterprise Embedded Reporting Software for Developers Creating Advanced Data-Driven Applications and Interactive Business Reports

OpenText Analytics' professional reporting software provides a powerful development environment for creating and embedding advanced analytical reports and data-driven applications for end users. Developers who want to enhance the basic features of the open source Eclipse BIRT Designer can easily use Analytics Designer to create reusable HTML5 visualizations, interactive web 2.0 reports, and dashboards that provide better, more personalized end user experiences. Working within a web-based design metaphor, developers can integrate analytics seamlessly into information applications that support HTML5 and programming with JavaScript for report customization. OpenText Analytics' embedded reporting software helps developers build commercial business intelligence (BI) applications and dynamic embedded reports that meet the diverse and ever-changing needs of end users without having to create and maintain all the code by hand.

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Enhance the Functionality of Open Source Eclipse BIRT Designer for Highly Personalized Business Reports for End Users


Features of Analytics Designer Software

Target User

  • Eclipse, Java, PHP, and report developers creating and maintaining reports and components with or without the Eclipse IDE

Component-Based Reusable Templates/Models

  • Create and use component libraries and design templates to reduce developing, maintaining, and coding each report by hand

Web 2.0 Reports & Data Visualizations

  • Common Web 2.0 Style Report and Data Visualization Platform

  • HTML Button support to facilitate client application integration

  • Auto-suggest parameter support

  • HTML5 Charts

Eclipse Integration

  • Common open source Eclipse code base

  • Eclipse Java Debugger: Identifies Java-based script errors.

  • Eclipse Project Management Features: Organizes related reports, source code management via CVS

  • Eclipse-Based Tools: Accesses perspectives, project workspaces, and other development tools

Flexible Data Access & Handling

  • Common data access and handling features

  • Built-in drivers: SQL Server, Oracle, DB2, Sybase, Informix, MySQL

  • Access reports as a data source

  • Metadata layer with information objects

  • Preserve the integrity of the original core data report: developers secure data access within a report by controlling the features available to users

Industry Standard-Based Programmability

  • Programmable control of report execution using JavaScript or Java

  • Java and Eclipse IDE capabilities to further control report layout, data access, data transformation, and report rendering with Java programs

Designer Extensibility

  • Extensible data access to add custom methods, including runtime components for fetching data and user interface

  • Report Elements: Add custom items to existing palette of items

  • Output Format: Add emitter to output custom format

  • Charts and Graphs: Add custom formats into charting engine

  • Cheat Sheets: Add application-specific help

Actuate Extensions

  • Single-click Installer

  • Web viewer for unlimited deployment

  • Publish to iHub

Platform Support

  • Windows


  • Design helpers

  • Task-specific editors

  • Task-specific builders

Analytics Designer Allows Easy and Secure Content
Publishing and Deployment to iHub

iHub Launchpad Menu Options.

OpenText Actuate Information Hub Launchpad Menu Options.

Our enterprise embedded reporting software allows developers to publish any content securely to iHub, making it instantly deployable to hundreds, thousands, or even millions of users in the following formats:

  • Enterprise-integrated metadata

  • Intelligently cached in-memory cubes and data sets

  • Document-based data sources

  • Interactive dashboard widgets and canvases

  • Ad hoc report design templates for Analytics Studio.

  • Dynamic content with interactive viewing and crosstab editing

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Reporting tools include crosstab editor to export content to other applications
Our embedded reporting tools include a crosstab editor to export content
to other applications.

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