Based on the Open Source Business Intelligence and Reporting Tools (BIRT), IBM Rational ClearQuest, a comprehensive flexible change management system suitable for multiple process management, provides change tracking, process automation, reporting, traceability, and control of the software development lifecycle. Software development teams use Rational ClearQuest to successfully manage change in their development environments and throughout the software development cycle.
Version 7.1 of Rational ClearQuest provides a new, flexible reporting mechanism based on a data-pull reporting model, adding significant flexibility over the traditional data-push model, so that individual team members can gain real-time visibility into development activities. Data is pulled from Rational ClearQuest via the supplied ClearQuest ODA JDBC driver and presented in the standard reports shipped with ClearQuest 7.1 that are based on the Open Source Business Intelligence and Reporting Tools (BIRT), a project of the Eclipse Foundation.
BIRT is an Open Source reporting system for web applications, especially those based on Java and J2EE. Actuate founded and co-leads the BIRT project, while IBM is also an active participant, with representation on the Project Management Committee and a number of developers contributing code.