Working with Actuate and BIRT we are now able to further expand our approach to Business Intelligence and data visualisation
European Business Process Optimisation Specialist Complements ActuateOne & BIRT with Financial Services Industry and Public Sector Solutions
London, UK - October 24th , 2011 – Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: BIRT), The people behind BIRT® and the leading open source Business Intelligence (BI) vendor, has announced a strategic alliance with European IT Consultancy (EITCO) GmbH, a Berlin, Germany-based, full-service systems integrator and technology reseller specialising in business process optimisation.
The alliance will see the two companies offer joint, industry-specific solutions for the public sector and the financial services industry. EITCO will resell ActuateOne, Actuate’s BIRT-based commercial BI platform, in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, where it has a strong track record for consulting and systems integration services. By integrating Actuate BI and reporting capabilities into its BI practice, EITCO will provide additional value for its customers, increasing their return on investment.
The relationship is already bearing fruit. In a project for a leading German asset management company, Actuate and EITCO have provided a single, integrated solution for evaluating fund risks and analysing performance data. The solution unifies heterogeneous data sources, enabling them to be accessed and meaningfully analysed through a user-friendly, BIRT-based interface.
Commenting on the partnership, Nobby Akiha, Senior VP of Marketing at Actuate Corp, says, “Actuate’s customers, particularly those in financial services and the public sector, will benefit substantially from this new relationship. The combination of EITCO’s industry knowledge and the power and flexibility of ActuateOne will enable organisations to quickly deploy solutions that meet critical business needs in these important markets.”
One of EITCO’s unique differentiators is eKID, a customizable application example it has developed for government organisations and local authorities, enabling them to combine and analyse data from e-participation portals and social networks with existing statistical data. eKID enables organisations to calculate and visualise everything from childcare trends to forecasts and budget predictions at a glance. The solution can be adapted for a range of requirements and users.
“Working with Actuate and BIRT we are now able to further expand our approach to Business Intelligence and data visualisation,” comments Johannes Schabel, Head of BI at EITCO. “Customers will be able to import their data from various data sources with our solution, and scale their BI applications with ActuateOne to any size they want.”
Actuate – The people behind BIRT
Actuate founded and co-leads the Eclipse BIRT open source project. ActuateOne(TM) 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.
EITCO – Intelligent change, solutions that work
EITCO is an ISO 9001:2008-certified full-service IT consultancy and systems integrator specialising in business process optimisation. Under the banner “Intelligent change, solutions that work”, EITCO develops software solutions that configure operating processes more effectively, especially for the public sector, manufacturing and financial services markets. For more information, visit www.eitco.de
Carina Birt, Sarum PR
PR for Actuate UK
+44 1722 411150
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