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Companies Can Economically Deploy Enterprise Reporting Applications to 100% of User Communities

Bracknell, Berkshire, UK – September 13th , 2004 – Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: ACTU), the world leader in Enterprise Reporting Applications and an IBM Business Partner, today announced that its Enterprise Reporting Application Platform complies with the IBM grid computing enablement, Level 6. Actuate’s grid-enabled platform allows companies to more cost-effectively deploy financial management, customer self-service and sales management reporting applications and ensure that these strategic applications are always available.

Most companies are using Enterprise Reporting Applications for mission-critical functions such as financial management, customer self-service and sales management. Corporate IT departments need these types of applications to not only be available 24x7 but also be cost-effectively deployed to 100% of the target user community both inside and outside the firewall. Grid computing enables the virtualisation of distributed computing and data resources including processing, network bandwidth and storage capacity to create a single system image, ensuring application scalability and availability.

The Actuate grid-enabled Enterprise Reporting Application Platform allows multiple Enterprise Reporting Applications to be built, run, administered, and maintained from a central IBM server or cluster of servers. These applications efficiently share services and resources across the enterprise. Actuate's unique architecture leverages IBM’s infrastructure and hardware to allow businesses to seamlessly add new Enterprise Reporting Applications and users as needs expand. Additionally, Actuate’s extremely scalable platform allows data to be delivered to a wide spectrum of users on demand, regardless of data quantity or user volume. For more information about the high scalability and performance of Actuate’s Enterprise Reporting Application Platform, reference the press release of May 12, 2004 titled “Benchmark Tests Showcase Actuate as the Industry’s most Scalable Enterprise Reporting Platform.”

“The ability to cost-effectively deploy Enterprise Reporting Applications and ensure 100% adoption of decision-making information is very important to our customers,” said Pete Cittadini, CEO and president of Actuate Corporation. “Actuate is excited to join IBM in advocating and enabling this innovative technology. We see grid computing as an ideal means to deliver information and gain 100% user adoption of Enterprise Reporting Applications.”
Actuate’s Enterprise Reporting Application Platform was successfully deployed on a grid of geographically dispersed AIX, Linux and Windows nodes. The platform is now grid enabled based on the following criteria:

 Allows multiple applications to run as tightly coupled parallel services.
 Based on a Service Oriented Architecture.
 Supports heterogeneous computing environments: AIX, Linux, Windows, etc.
 Allows multiple instances of a service to be started on single or multiple grid nodes.
 Handles parallel requests by one or multiple users.
 Provides faster results and higher availability through intense communication and synchronization between clients and services

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About Actuate Corporation
Actuate Corporation is the world leader in Enterprise Reporting Applications that ensure 100% adoption by users. Actuate’s Enterprise Reporting Application Platform is the foundation on which Global 9000 organisations (companies with annual revenues greater than $1 billion) and packaged application software vendors develop intuitive, Web portal-like reporting and analytic applications that empower 100% of users with decision-making information. These applications are deployed inside and outside the firewall to improve corporate performance across a range of business functions including financial management, sales, human resource management, and customer self-service. When tested against other business intelligence products, Actuate’s Enterprise Reporting Application Platform has been proven to offer industry-leading scalability and the lowest Total Cost of Ownership. Actuate has 2,800 customers globally in a range of industries including financial services, pharmaceuticals, i
nsurance, and distribution services, as well as the government sector.

Founded in 1993, Actuate has headquarters in South San Francisco, Calif., and has offices worldwide. Actuate is listed on the NASDAQ exchange under the symbol ACTU. For more information on Actuate, visit the company's Web site at

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