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India is the place to see our BIRT strategy in action

India’s Developer Population Set to Eclipse North America BIRT Developer Population Within One Year

London, UK - August 5th 2011 – Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: BIRT), The people behind BIRT® and the leader in open source Business Intelligence (BI), today announced that, according to research conducted by Evans Data Corporation, more than 900,000 developers in India are currently using or plan to use BIRT in the next 12 months to build Business Intelligence, data visualisations and information delivery applications.

Actuate founded the Eclipse BIRT open source project in 2004 and continues to co-lead the effort. BIRT is the only top-level Eclipse project focused on Business Intelligence and reporting and has emerged as the premier development environment for presenting compelling data visualisations to users. BIRT has proven to be a winning hybrid strategy that combines the strengths of open source and enterprise development for growing the market for ActuateOne, the Company’s value-added product set for BIRT deployment.

India has emerged as a model market for BIRT, with almost 40% of the country’s developer population currently using or planning to use the technology in the next 12 months for their BI, reporting and data visualisation requirements. In response to increasing interest, the Company plans to give India’s large developer population access to the same resources and education already benefiting BIRT developers in Europe and North America. Demand has been fuelled by India’s leading system integrators including Wipro, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Infosys, Cognizant, Larsen & Toubro, CSC, Mahindra Satyam, Accenture and Cap Gemini; independent software vendors including Saba Software and Cisco; and customers including Indian Oil Corporation, Great Eastern Shipping, Blue Dart Express Limited, ICICI Bank, HSBC, Bank of America, J.P. Morgan, Fidelity, Wells Fargo and PayPal.

“India is the place to see our BIRT strategy in action. We’re seeing enormous interest in BIRT with a limited physical presence and minimal investment in India. Our next step is to grow revenue in a cost effective manner, which is aided by the fact that 40% of India’s developer population is using or plans to use BIRT,” said Pete Cittadini, President and CEO of Actuate Corporation. “We expect momentum to continue as the developer base in India is likely to become larger than the North America BIRT developer population within the next 12 months.”

Developers and IT Management are invited to attend the BIRT Roadshow in Bangalore, a free, half day event that introduces BIRT and demonstrates how developers and IT managers can leverage BIRT to quickly create data-driven reports, web pages and compelling information visualisations using its visual drag-and-drop design environment. Participants will also receive training and software material, evaluation licenses and demos. The event serves as a great orientation to BIRT, the Eclipse Foundation Business Intelligence and Reporting Tools open source project sponsored by Actuate.

The Bangalore BIRT Introductory Roadshow will demonstrate how to use BIRT and ActuateOne to build a new generation of custom Business Intelligence and information applications. Attendees can expect to:

• Understand the dynamic capabilities of BIRT, AJAX, Flash and Interactive Viewer to deliver exciting, interactive content
• View exclusive live demonstrations including data analytics and dashboarding
• Receive Actuate and BIRT collateral and presentations
• Receive free training material to get started with BIRT
• Receive free software evaluation licenses: Actuate BIRT Designer Pro and Actuate iServer
• Be awarded a BIRT Roadshow training certificate
• Gain entry into a draw to win exclusive prizes
Register via this link: http://www.actuate.com/ap/info/BIRTRoadshowBangalorePR

Event Details
Date: Friday 26th August, 2011
Time: 9:00am-1:00pm IST
Location: Vivanta by Taj - M G Road, 41/3, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Bangalore
Cost: Complimentary
Agenda: http://www.actuate.com/ap/resources/assets/?articleid=22503
Twitter: #BIRT_India

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 organizations drive revenue through higher customer satisfaction and improved operational performance.

Actuate has over 4,800 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
PR for Actuate UK
Carina@sarumconsultancy.co.uk
+44 1722 411150

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