Powerbuilder vs Actuate

Has anybody heard of Actuate. The company wants to sell us their products.
Since PB 7.0 we are not really sure if should stay with PB!


6/30/2001 2:35:50 PM
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From what I see on their Web site, this is a reporting tool, not a
Client/Server, Distributed and Web development environment. Depending on
what your needs are, this may or may not be an option.

If you have been successful in the past with PowerBuilder, and it still
solves your IT/business problems, there is no reason to switch. If you
experienced issues with PB7, consider upgrading to 8.0. The investment will
be less that the cost of a new product when you factor the learning curve,

All that being said, you should download an eval version of Acutate and make
your own informed decision.

<hopethishelps />
Roy Kiesler [TeamSybase]
mySybase -- http://my.sybase.com

"Henry Knoll" <henry_knoll@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> Hi
> Has anybody heard of Actuate. The company wants to sell us their products.
> Since PB 7.0 we are not really sure if should stay with PB!
> Thanks
> Henry

6/30/2001 3:26:39 PM

Actuate is purely reporting tool, unless they have introduced new
functionality in the recent past. Our company has used Actuate as a
reporting solution for several projects.

If you are looking for just a reporting solution, Actuate is quite a good
choice because it has a lot of functionality including the creation of
object oriented reports.



"Henry Knoll" <henry_knoll@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> Hi
> Has anybody heard of Actuate. The company wants to sell us their products.
> Since PB 7.0 we are not really sure if should stay with PB!
> Thanks
> Henry

6/30/2001 5:55:05 PM

Ditto on the other responses.  We also use Actuate.  I created a PB Actuate
object to view and generate the reports in PB on the Actuate server.  It's
pretty simple.  Holler if you want to take a look at it.
Tom Mackin

Henry Knoll wrote:

> Hi
> Has anybody heard of Actuate. The company wants to sell us their products.
> Since PB 7.0 we are not really sure if should stay with PB!
> Thanks
> Henry

7/2/2001 2:03:58 PM

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