Actuate Performancesoft Views Helps Leeds Primary Care Trust Enhance Practice-based Commissioning and Performance Management Monday 6 August 2007 PDF Print Views to Increase Performance Visibility Across 100+ GP Surgeries and NHS Service Providers London, UK – August 6th , 2007 – Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: ACTU), the leader in Performance Management, Business Intelligence and Reporting Applications, today announced that Leeds Primary Care Trust has chosen Actuate Performancesoft Views to underpin its practice based commissioning and Performance Management initiatives. Leeds Primary Care Trust (PCT) is one of the largest PCTs in the country, with an annual budget of more than £1 billion. In addition to directly providing care for local people, Leeds PCT works closely with GP practices, pharmacists, optometrists, dentists, hospital trusts, social services, mental health services and community and voluntary organisations to commission and fund the healthcare they provide to people in Leeds. The nature of the organisation as a public service provider, in particular one that works so closely with other organisations, means that for Leeds PCT, effective Performance Management is paramount. This led the organisation to review the market for a software solution that would enable its Performance Management framework to be formalised and automated, driving strategic decision making and embedding a performance culture. Chris Cooper, Senior Information Manager at Leeds PCT explains: “We were looking for an application that could offer us the ability to collect, see, understand and act upon the data we generate and collect in a strategic way. We knew that to develop effective practice based commissioning; this application would need to be used by every one of our 115 primary care practices, so the solution also had to have a highly visual, easy to use interface. When we trialled potential solutions, Actuate Performancesoft Views was the first choice amongst both our corporate team, and our end users – the GPs and primary care practice staff.” As well as developing and managing its internal and Government-mandated performance information, including the Annual Health Check, Leeds PCT will also be using Views to manage partnerships with NHS Trusts, Leeds City Council and other service providers. “Actuate met all of our tender requirements and we are now well-positioned to enhance the delivery of critical practice based commissioning and performance information to all of our various stakeholders,” said Lynton Tremayne, Chief Information Officer, Leeds PCT. “We are delighted that Leeds PCT has selected Actuate Performancesoft Views as its Performance Management software provider,” said Steve Fluin, Vice President Performance Management Division, Actuate. “We work closely with the UK Public Sector and NHS organisations including Strategic Health Authorities and Primary Care Trusts, and believe there is a pressing need within UK NHS organisations for a comprehensive yet flexible Performance Management system that can deliver visual and actionable information in a management-friendly context. Actuate has the technology and expertise to meet those needs and we look forward to working with Leeds PCT, and other PCTs who wish to improve performance, in the future.” About Leeds Primary Care Trust Leeds PCT was created on 1 October 2006, following the merger of Leeds North West, Leeds West, Leeds North East, East Leeds and South Leeds PCTs. The PCT is responsible for ensuring that the people of Leeds have access to the health services they need, along with directly providing a wide range of community-based services across the city. They also undertake a broad range of public health initiatives to improve the health and quality of life for local people. About Actuate Corporation Actuate Corporation, the leader in Business Intelligence, Performance Management and Reporting Applications, enables organisations to develop solutions that optimise corporate performance. Applications built on Actuate’s open source-based platform provide all stakeholders inside and outside the firewall, including employees, customers, partners and citizens with information that they can easily access and understand to maximise revenue, cut costs, improve customer satisfaction, streamline operations, create competitive advantage and make better decisions. Actuate has over 4,000 customers globally in a diverse range of business areas including financial services and the public sector. Founded in 1993, Actuate has headquarters in South San Francisco, California, with offices worldwide. Actuate is listed on NASDAQ under the symbol ACTU. For more information on Actuate, visit the company's web site at www.actuate.com. 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