Actuate is a name that won't be familiar to many AccountingWEB readers, but it is a big league player in the market for corporate business intelligence tools. David Carter finds out more about the latest version of its Enterprise Reporting suite.
Few organisations have been buying new ERP and accounting packages over the past couple of years, but plenty have been concentrating on getting the best out of the packages they've already got.
As a result, the market for business intelligence (BI) applications has been growing rapidly as companies seek ways to improve their management reports and the way they distrubte them.
Business Objects, Crystal Enterprise and Cognos are usually the names the come to mind when discussing the main suppliers, but Mike Thoma claims the concept of "enterpri...