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innovative, transformative Business Intelligence and information applications

Actuate and BIRT Users Recognised for Their Leading Business Intelligence Initiatives

London, UK – November 22nd, 2010 – Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: BIRT), The people behind BIRT® and the leading open source Business Intelligence vendor, today announced that it has recognised HSBC, SecondFloor, and Capita Life and Pensions through its 2010 UK Excellence Awards.

The winners, recognised for their innovation and impressive return on investment through the use of Actuate and BIRT, were announced at Actuate’s UK Customer Day in London on November 9th, one of a series of Actuate Customer Days that have taken place in the US and across Europe. The event was a hive of activity, confirming the accelerating momentum around BIRT, the core of ActuateOne, the company’s flagship Business Intelligence and information application development suite. Established as an Open Source project at the end of 2004, BIRT has recently passed 10 million downloads, and is now used by over 1 million developers.

The three recipients earned their excellence awards for innovative applications of Actuate, BIRT and performance scorecard technologies, resulting in advanced customer self service, accurate and timely decision making and consolidated, highly visual, actionable information.

“The impact of the innovative, transformative Business Intelligence and information applications these organisations have delivered using Actuate and BIRT cannot be underestimated,” commented Jeff Mills, General Manager, Actuate, Northern Europe. “In an era when more critical business data than ever is being processed electronically, across different systems, business divisions and locations, the ability to reconcile and intelligently report on that data poses a significant challenge. The success stories of HSBC, SecondFloor and Capita Life & Pensions provide fantastic examples of what can be achieved using the powerful, flexible Business Intelligence capabilities offered by Actuate – solutions that deliver valuable, actionable management information in a dynamic, visually rich way, which can be understood and further interrogated at the click of a mouse or touch of a screen.”

Actuate – the people behind BIRT

Actuate founded and co-leads the Eclipse BIRT open source project. ActuateOne is a unified suite of products for rapidly developing and deploying BIRT-based custom Business Intelligence applications and information applications. Applications built with ActuateOne provide one user experience regardless of task or skill level; are supported by one server for any deployment including cloud and are built with one BIRT design that can access and integrate any data source - including high volume print streams. ActuateOne adds rich data visualizations, including interactivity, dashboards, analytics, and deployment options to web and mobile BIRT applications, helping organizations drive revenue through higher customer satisfaction and improved operational performance.

Actuate has over 4,600 customers globally in a diverse range of business areas including financial services and the public sector. Founded in 1993, Actuate is headquartered in San Mateo, California, with offices worldwide. Actuate is listed on NASDAQ under the symbol BIRT. For more information, visit the company's web site at or visit the BIRT community at

PR Contact:

Carina Birt, Sarum
PR for Actuate UK
+44 1722 411150

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