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Actuate provides solutions that transform enterprise information into intelligent content, optimising companies’ ECM investments

Actuate’s Acclaimed Enterprise-class Output Management Suite Combined With QC Soft’s In-Depth Knowledge of the Italian Market Will Transform Local Companies’ Attempts to Bring Documents and Information Under Control

San Mateo, Calif., - November 28th , 2011 – Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: BIRT), The people behind BIRT® and the leading open source Business Intelligence (BI) vendor, today announced a strategic collaboration between its Output Management business and QC Soft, an Italian document management solutions and services specialist.

Actuate provides solutions that transform enterprise information into intelligent content, optimising companies’ ECM investments. QC Soft, which has a presence throughout Italy, is a leading provider of document creation and output management services and solutions, delivered through analysis, consulting and support services.

The alliance is evidence of Actuate’s continued commitment to expand its footprint in Southern Europe, enabling it to address local document management requirements through appropriate solutions, local knowledge and convenient sales channels. The partnership will allow Actuate’s Xenos Group to tap into QC Soft’s expertise in sectors such as utilities and finance, and its team of experts based in Milan, Rome and Naples which between them provide nationwide coverage across Italy.

On the back of the alliance, Actuate will launch its Xenos Enterprise Output Management solution in Italy, enabling local companies to reduce costs by streamlining the collection, processing and control of large batches of documents, both in print and digital formats. Actuate will provide QC Soft with access to its complete suite of Output Management products, complemented by marketing, communications, technical and sales support, increasing market opportunities and growing revenues for both parties.

“We see Italy as a key market so it was crucial to invest time and resources in selecting the right partner,” comments Jeff Mills, VP International, Xenos Group, Actuate. “QC Soft has demonstrated high levels of professional expertise, has a deep knowledge of the local market, and a team of specialists who understand and will be able to promote the new generation of Actuate products in Italy.”

The alliance is in line with Actuate’s strategic goal to develop strong mutually beneficial partnerships across Europe, in order to grow its business in competitive markets through the promotion of complete, high-performing solutions with local technology leaders.

“We are thrilled to be part of Actuate’s expansion in our country,” says Maurizio Cantone, QC Soft’s managing director. “We can now provide Italian companies with high-performing solutions capable of simplifying the document management process. This is now crucial for any business - from document control, to format migration and search and index functionalities. In addition, the support and other services Actuate has made available to us means we are able to deliver a reliable and comprehensive offering.”

Xenos – A Division of Actuate
Xenos delivers enterprise-class output management. Our technology creates business advantages and promotes cost reduction by managing the capture, storage, repurposing and delivery of our customers’ high-volume print and electronic documents

Xenos Output Management capabilities are delivered on the Xenos Enterprise Server (ES) framework. Xenos ES combines a powerful business process management engine with a rich palette of configurable components and prebuilt adaptors within a single java based application. Xenos ES provides solutions for both traditional batch print as well as transactional multi-channel electronic document output management. For more information, visit www.xenos.com.

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 4,800 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
+44 1722 411150
carina@sarumpr.com

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