The purpose of this guide is to enable the Maximo developer to install and modify existing report source code using the BIRT tool in the Eclipse framework. This guide is not intended to replace any existing documentation. Rather, it is intended to supplement that documentation and re-enforce critical points in that documentation. Further, this guide is not intended as educational material per-se, but rather as insight into the implementation and practice of using the BIRT tool in the Maximo framework only.
The author strongly suggests that the practitioner obtain formal training from IBM (IBM Tivoli Reporting for Enterprise IT and Asset Management 7.1) before using this guide in depth.