Brio, Actuate Shore Up Data Delivery
The two companies announced new versions of their respective software applications, both designed to put information in the hands of users, but in different ways and for different users.Brio Software Inc. and Actuate Corp. announced new versions of their respective software applications, both designed to put information in the hands of users, but in different ways and for different users. Brio announced Brio Metrics Builder 7 Monday, a new application for managing business performance and making sure that performance aligns with corporate goals. Meanwhile, Actuate announced Actuate 6, the latest version of its reporting platform, designed to deliver information to users both within and outside of an organization. Brio Metrics Builder allows users to set criteria by which to measure business performance, then takes data from operational or other business intelligence systems to give users, typically executives, a snapshot of how an organization is meeting its objectives and what can be done to improve on that performance.
Users can view business trends through personalized dashboards, drilling through charts, graphs and reports specific to their individual information needs. Brio Metrics Builder features role-based security, including hierarchy, column and time functions. It also supports secure HTTP to extend the technology outside the firewall to partners and suppliers.