7 May, 2013
Actuate And YASH Technologies Launch Connector For SAP R/3
San Mateo, Calif., – May 7, 2013 – Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: BIRT), The BIRT Company™ – delivering more insights to more people than all BI companies combined, and YASH Technologies – a leading technology services and outsourcing partner for medium and large global customers, today announced immediate availability of the SAP R/3 Connector for BIRT. The native plug-in was built using the Eclipse-based ODA framework, and is the latest in a series of BIRT-based connectors for popular data sources. (In February 2013, Actuate and YASH announced availability of the SAP BW Connector for BIRT.)
The R/3 Connector provides organizations with the ability to create multiple interactive data visualizations at the enterprise level, enabling powerful immediate and strategic decision support. The SAP R/3 Connector for BIRT can be utilized to create:
Interactive reports that deliver real-time business insights
Dashboards for on-demand visualization
Flexible, need-based business transaction quick-views to manage dynamic situations
The SAP R/3 Connector for BIRT features an intuitive BAPI GUI similar to the BIRT and ActuateOne® interfaces, which enables users to more quickly configure queries to SAP R/3, whether using open source BIRT or ActuateOne – the BIRT-based suite of commercial products for development and deployment of custom business analytics applications. The data retrieved can then be combined inside ActuateOne products with data of any magnitude or complexity, including Big Data from sources such as machine logs and social media.
“As a premier partner of Actuate and multi-level partner of SAP, YASH is well poised to take advantage of technologies from the two companies to create this second connector in the BIRT series. With years of experience in developing products and supporting large enterprises worldwide, we felt there was a strong need for a connector which would enable access to SAP R/3 data using the Eclipse-based ODA,” said Gautam Gupta, BI Practice Director for YASH. “This connector enables SAP R/3 customers to extend their data outside of the SAP environment to use BIRT and ActuateOne for analytical and reporting purposes, thus significantly increasing their return on investment.”
“The SAP R/3 Connector for BIRT is designed for any BIRT developer or IT organization looking for an easy and intuitive way to integrate SAP R/3 data with BIRT or ActuateOne,” said David Rosenbacher, Vice President of Worldwide Sales Engineering for Actuate. “Once the connector has been configured, it is quick and easy for developers to begin accessing SAP R/3 data by performing native queries.”
Additional features of the connector include platform independence; easy installation; real-time display of data; data preview before report design; localization support; and flexibility.
Actuate’s Collaboration with YASH Technologies
YASH is an Actuate Silver Integrator partner and the relationship between the two companies goes back many years. Through jointly developing and marketing this connector, Actuate and YASH are extending their alliance.
As an active member of the BIRT Exchange developer community, YASH has helped clients to adopt and use both open Source BIRT as well as ActuateOne, the BIRT-based suite of commercial products for development and deployment of business analytics applications. Their experience includes working with BIRT as an embedded reporting solution, which includes report development, deployment and application integration. YASH’s BI Center of Excellence (COE) provides clients a head start in applying industry best practices and reporting frameworks, and includes access to a set of reusable components and libraries.