Actuate brings BIRT to the iPhone

Actuate, the company behind BIRT, have announced the availability of the BIRT Mobile Viewer. The free download is a native iPhone application, available on the iPhone App Store.

A growing mobile workforce has generated demand for access to enterprise information on handheld devices including the popular iPhone, wherever decisions are made: in the local retail store or bank branch; on the assembly line; or on the road. With BIRT Mobile Viewer, users get an extended rich interactive application experience for their work-related data that stretch beyond the confines of an office or Internet connection, making critical information immediately available.

Together the BIRT Mobile Viewer and BIRT OnDemand or a BIRT iServer, which generates and deploys BIRT content to various devices securely in a scheduled manner, enable iPhones, iPod touch and in the future, iPad users to view and work with BIRT content anywhere. BIRT can be accessed via BIRT onDemand on a fee-free trial basis.

Said Michael Fauscette, group vice president, Software Business Solutions, IDC: “Apple’s iPhone deserves credit for setting a new standard in delivering content and collaboration applications to an increasingly mobile workforce. With increased smartphone adoption, enterprises like Actuate are moving quickly to bring their solutions to the new desktop.

“By accessing the combination of a highly interactive user interface, location awareness and native functionality, enterprise users can experience desktop visibility and increased productivity while they’re away from the office,” Fauscette continued.