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It was a thrill to see the excitement and commitment to BIRT at the Roadshow in Bangalore

Hundreds of Developers, IT Professionals and Business Analysts Gather to Enhance their BIRT Knowledge

London, UK - September 9th , 2011 – Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: BIRT), The people behind BIRT® and the leader in open source Business Intelligence (BI), today announced that the company has hosted its biggest BIRT Roadshow to date, attracting almost 700 people and generating interest from thousands more, in Bangalore, India. BIRT developers congregated at the Vivanta by Taj in Bangalore on August 26th to receive training material, evaluation software licenses and demos. The event was hosted by CEO Pete Cittadini and a team of BIRT experts to serve as an orientation to BIRT, the Eclipse Foundation Business Intelligence and Reporting Tools open source project sponsored by Actuate.

Registrants for the BIRT Roadshow, Bangalore represented-

• Leading global organisations across verticals including:

Alcatel-Lucent, Bank of America, BlackRock, Bosch, Deutsche Bank, FICO, Fidelity, General Electric, Honda, HSBC, Nokia Siemens Networks, Motorola Solutions, PayPal, PNC Bank, Qwest Communications, Sears, Société Générale Group, Sony, SunGard, Target Corp, Texas Instruments and Wells Fargo.

• Leading organisations in India including:

Blue Dart Express Limited, Deccan ENT, Great Eastern Shipping, Indian Army, Indian Oil Corporation, Indian Railways, ICICI Bank and Thomas Cook India.

• Leading system integration and consulting organisations including:
Accenture, Capgemini, Cognizant, CSC, Ernst & Young, IBM, Infosys, Keane, Larsen & Toubro, Mahindra Satyam, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and Wipro.

• Leading global technology companies including:
Adobe Systems, Avaya, Cisco, Dell, McAfee, Oracle, SAP Labs, Success Factors, Unisys, VMWare and Yahoo!.

Registrants are invited to receive their certificate of participation and access a set of BIRT resources at: A global contest which will award prizes for the most innovative BIRT plug-in was launched at the event. Details plus terms and conditions are available at

“It was a thrill to see the excitement and commitment to BIRT at the Roadshow in Bangalore,” said Pete Cittadini, President and CEO of Actuate Corporation. “The momentum continues around our BIRT strategy in general, exemplified by our recent, highly successful India launch.”

According to Evans Data Corporation, 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.

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 organisations 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 or visit the BIRT community at

PR Contact:

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

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