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We’ve seen tremendous momentum with Actuate BIRT adoption

Actuate BIRT Leads Rankings for Open Source Market Segment in Independent Advisory Firm Report

London, UK – May 23rd , 2011 – Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: BIRT), the people behind BIRT® and the leading open source Business Intelligence vendor, today announced that it has been recognised as the top performing open source Business Intelligence (BI) vendor according to the second annual Wisdom of Crowds Business Intelligence Market Study ™, conducted by independent advisory firm Dresner Advisory Services (DAS), . The results found that Actuate BIRT outperformed other open source BI vendors to secure the leading open source overall ranking by a wide margin.

Using a 32-criteria evaluation model, Business Intelligence vendor market performance was reviewed and ranked on a 5-point scale. Open Source BI vendors are those that have adopted an open source approach offering both “community” (free) and “commercial” editions of their products. Actuate leads in the open source category with an average score of 4.15 out of 5.

With users driving BI purchase and deployment efforts, a demand for better process integration, mobile computing support, in-memory and social capabilities continues to rise. Centered around the open source BIRT design, Actuate’s one design, one server and one user experience approach to improving developer productivity creates an unmatched user experience within a singular environment.

“As a member of the “Open Source” BI market segment, Actuate BIRT is in the top position,” said Howard Dresner, of Dresner Advisory Services. “Actuate BIRT exceeded its peer group and the overall sample average for all Technical Support and Product metrics by a wide margin, and its 2011 performance improved in the areas of Sales, Value, and Recommended over 2010.”

Key report takeaways include:

• Open Source and Emerging BI vendors appear to have the youngest customer bases – with the largest percentage of adoption within the past 2+ years.
• A total of 63% of respondents reported budget increases in at least one BI area and 31% of respondents had increases of more than 10% in at least one area.
• Highest new deployment rates were found in Government and Technology verticals, and Open Source and Emerging vendor segments.
• Users employing Commercial Open Source BI were less likely to have multiple BI tools.

"We’ve seen tremendous momentum with Actuate BIRT adoption and we’re pleased that hundreds of organisations have selected it as their enterprise standard BI solution," said Nobby Akiha, senior vice president of marketing at Actuate. “It’s been our focus to deliver compelling, interactive, and intuitive reporting and data visualisations applications—Actuate BIRT pushes the limits on Business Intelligence software innovation."

The full “Wisdom of Crowds BI Market Study™” can be downloaded here: http://www.actuate.com/info/web-woc-bi-ms2011/

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 visualisations, including interactivity, dashboards, analytics, and deployment options to web and mobile BIRT applications, helping organisations drive revenue through higher customer satisfaction and improved operational performance.

Actuate has over 4,700 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 www.actuate.com or visit the BIRT community at www.birt-exchange.com.

PR Contact:

Carina Birt, Sarum
PR for Actuate UK
+44 1722 411150
carina@sarumconsultancy.co.uk

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