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Platform Built to Keep Pace with Change and Evolution of Information Intensive Rich Internet Applications

Actuate International User Conference, NV., – August 4th , 2008 – Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: ACTU), the leader in delivering Rich Internet Applications Without Limits™, today announced that the beta milestone builds of Actuate 10 are now available for preview and download at www.birt-exchange.com.

Actuate 10 has been designed to fulfil the needs of a new generation of Rich Internet Applications, with highly interactive visual content, ease of use and flexible, Web-based integration. The platform extends the power of open source BIRT 2.3, to create a highly sophisticated report development environment. Actuate 10 offers dramatic new developer and end-user features to enable organisations to address the rapidly growing demand for context-sensitive, scalable information applications. The new generation platform creates additional deployment opportunities for Actuate-powered Rich Internet Applications by exposing a new JavaScript API. Actuate 10 introduces a new, enhanced Interactive Viewer to incorporate Actuate BIRT report content seamlessly into mashups, dashboard portals and as interactive reports embedded directly within larger applications.

“Wipro is keen to be involved in the Beta Program for Actuate 10 because it will give us a head start in providing quality services for Actuate 10 implementations, access to best practices, as well as collaboration with key members of Actuate’s Product Management and Engineering teams,” said Ragavendran Sripad, of the BI & DW Center of Excellence at Wipro Technologies. “BIRT is becoming a real force within our implementation base and Actuate 10 knowledge will serve us well to strengthen Wipro’s commercial deployment capabilities for scalable BIRT-based applications.”

Feature highlights of Actuate 10 include:

• Enhanced Interactive Viewer Component: The new Interactive Viewer uses the highly interactive and user-friendly concepts pioneered by user interfaces such as Google Maps and uniquely applies these to Business Intelligence. The Viewer presents users of BIRT Reports with an AJAX-based interface to change the look of a report to meet their individual preferences and needs without the need for explanation or training. Improvements include an activity-sensitive cursor that guides the novice user, drag-and-drop column manipulation and new report panning control for easier navigation within portlet windows. The latest version affords increased deployment flexibility for IT including the ability to control and expose Interactive Viewing features on a role-by-role basis, and the introduction of the Interactive Viewer Component for embedding within Java applications.
• Introduction of a new JavaScript API: Easily add content from Actuate BIRT reports, reportlets, Interactive Reports, and Flash objects to external applications, dashboards and mashups. The new JavaScript API allows organisations to leverage the Actuate 10 platform to drive information-based applications seamlessly within their larger applications, portals, and products.
• Page Level Security (PLS) added to BIRT: This feature allows a single report on the server to offer personalised report views to each recipient based on security rules, thereby allowing a single report to serve the function of multiple reports. PLS eliminates excessive report generation, and reduces IT management headaches as user communities grow.
• Actuate BIRT support for Adobe Flash Charts, Gadgets and Objects: The Actuate BIRT designers include a Flash Object Library containing more than 250 Flash charts and visualisations such as gauges, thermometers, bullet charts, spark charts, pyramid charts and .more than 300 world-wide geographic maps. In Actuate BIRT Reports, this feature supports embedding objects from the Flash Object Library as well the use of user-defined and third-party Flash Objects.
• Improvements to e.Reports and e.Spreadsheet: e.Spreadsheet Designer, which allows organisations to generate analysis-ready Excel reports, now includes support for Microsoft Excel 2007, PDF output, a new chart builder and a new query builder. e.Reports, commonly used for creating brochure quality reports, has been enhanced to provide even more robust PDF support with new ‘Table of Contents’ capabilities.

The beta milestone builds of Actuate 10 are available for preview and download at http://www.birt-exchange.com/wiki/Actuate_10/.

About Actuate Corporation
Actuate Corporation is dedicated to increasing the richness, interactivity and effectiveness of enterprise data, for everyone, everywhere. Actuate delivers the next generation RIA-ready information platform for both customer and employee-facing applications. The Actuate platform boasts unmatched scalability, high-performance, reliability and security. Its proven RIA capabilities and highly collaborative development architecture are backed by the world's largest open source information application developer community, grounded in BIRT, the Eclipse Foundation's only top level Business Intelligence and reporting project.

Global 9000 organisations use Actuate to roll out RIA-enabled customer loyalty and Performance Management applications that improve customer satisfaction and employee productivity. The company has over 4,200 customers globally in a diverse range of business areas including financial services and the public sector, many of which have a long history of deploying Actuate-based solutions for dozens, or even hundreds of their mission-critical applications. Founded in 1993, Actuate has headquarters in San Mateo, 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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