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With Actuate and BIRT embedded in our NS 5 software, we are able to provide collaborative information to our clients

Actuate BIRT Integrates Personalised Dashboards and Interactive Viewing Capabilities into NS-5 Insight Software for Fleet Management

London, UK – January 26th , 2008 – Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: ACTU), the leader in delivering Rich Internet Applications Without Limits™, today announced that ABS Nautical Systems(NS) has embedded Actuate and BIRT, the leading open source information application development environment and a top level Eclipse project founded and co-led by Actuate, into ABS Nautical Systems’ fleet management software, NS 5.

One of the leading systems of its kind, NS 5 offers an integrated suite of software modules that collectively handle the principal elements of operational management - from regulatory requirements, to payroll, and to planned maintenance programmes. Actuate and BIRT integration with NS 5 takes fleet management beyond daily operational duties by consolidating the data from across the individual software modules to better monitor key performance indicators, such as idling time, consumption and maintenance diagnostics to achieve maximum efficiency.

The new on-demand reporting module within ABS Nautical Systems’ full suite of products, NS 5 Insight, relies on a growing open source ecosystem of BIRT developers to take advantage of the productivity of the software and deliver interactive information to fleet managers. BIRT has become an established open source standard with over 5 million downloads. ABS Nautical Systems leveraged Actuate and BIRT to provide the most highly developed rich Internet business intelligence functionality while increasing the power of fleet management software allowing NS customers to run a more efficient fleet.

“With Actuate and BIRT embedded in our NS 5 software, we are able to provide collaborative information to our clients who then utilise those capabilities in fleet management to control the overall cost of operating and maintaining their shipping fleets,” said Sandipan Bhattacharya, CTO, ABS Nautical Systems. “With Actuate and ongoing BIRT development we know that NS 5 can help our marine industry customers stay competitive with increased visibility and rich interactive content to provide better insight into their operations.”

ABS Nautical Systems has been able to extend their software portfolio with the additional NS 5 Insight module by utilising Actuate and BIRT capabilities to drive rich internet applications. The result is the creation of additional revenue sources, improved customer satisfaction, reduced development burdens, accelerated product delivery schedules and an increased focus on core competencies while decreasing development expenses, support costs and their customer’s total cost of ownership.

“We are excited to join forces with ABS Nautical Systems to help advance open source innovation with Actuate’s commercial offering and ultimately empower our customers,” said Nobby Akiha, senior vice president of marketing, Actuate. “With Actuate, ABS Nautical Systems can offer its customers the tools they need to customise their fleet management software to meet the needs of their respective operation.”

About ABS Nautical Systems
ABS Nautical Systems is one of the leading providers of integrated fleet management software packages available to the marine and offshore industries. It offers a fully integrated, modular approach to managing all the principal operational expenses associated with a vessel or offshore rig, ranging from maintenance and repair, to regulatory requirements, purchasing and inventory, and crew management and payroll. The current suite of software products, NS 5.3.5 offers extended business intelligence tools such as dry docking, NS 5 Insight , an on-demand reporting tool, Hull Inspection Maintenance Program and Web Based Management Drawings.

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

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