BIRT reporting straight out of the can Yellowfin International today announces the release of 3.1 which includes the full integration of BIRT into its Analysis and Reporting platform. YELLOWFIN is a Business Intelligence suite built with Enterprise java technology. BIRT is an Eclipse-based open source reporting system for web applications, especially those based on Java and J2EE. BIRT has two main components: a report designer based on Eclipse, and a runtime component that will be integrated into the Yellowfin application. "We are positive these new features and added complementary capabilities will be well received by our current and potential customers and partners”, commented Glen Rabie, CEO of Yellowfin. “We see the integration of production reporting as a key enabling factor for ensuring Yellowfin provides an end to end BI solution for our customers” The integration of BIRT leverages the Yellowfin platform including scheduling, security, dashboards, and its reporting and analysis module. This enables users to maximise the capabilities of BIRT with in an existing and proved BI framework. Yellowfin the first BI company to provide full integration with BIRT, reflecting the ability of Yellowfin’s technology platform and development team to deliver faster innovation compared to traditional BI vendors. "Yellowfin has taken an innovative approach to enabling users to maximise the potential of multiple BI products by providing a single integrated platform for managing these applications," said Glen Rabie, CEO of Yellowfin. "The technology and business approach that Yellowfin has taken should make it simpler and more cost effective than other traditional approaches for organisations to make use of BIRT into their BI deployments." "This upgrade clearly demonstrates the agility of Yellowfin’s development team and the company's vision in applying the latest technologies to equip business users with the tools they need to make better decisions," said Justin Hewitt, COO of Yellowfin. "With these new 'mashboards' and the help of our community, we continue to deliver the best of BI with a level of flexibility and value that simply are not available from other providers." Yellowfin’s new BIRT integration is included with the latest release of Yellowfin BI Suite. About Yellowfin ---------------- Unlike traditional tools Yellowfin is making BI easy. Yellowfin supports wider distribution across the organisation through ease of use, ease of deployment and ease of integration into production applications and through a minimal end user learning curve. To find out more contact Yellowfin at www.yellowfin.com.au