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In selecting ActuateOne, we were able to reduce time-to-market and execute an accelerated deployment

BIRT is Top Choice Based on Ability to Drive Revenues and Increase Adoption, Slash Engineering and Support Costs, Speed Time-to-market and Build Future-Proof Applications

London, UK – March 27th , 2012 – Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: BIRT), The people behind BIRT® and the leading open source Business Intelligence (BI) vendor, today announced further traction in the number of independent software vendors (ISVs) and software-as-a-service (SaaS) providers adopting Actuate’s value added offerings for BIRT - ActuateOne®- as their embedded Business Intelligence platform of choice.

In the competitive and continuously changing software landscape, it’s important to stay one step ahead. Developing, supporting and maintaining home-grown BI can be unrealistic from a cost and time-to-market perspective, while typical out-of-the-box BI tools rarely deliver the flexibility that customers demand. Actuate BIRT is the only platform for building BI content that is able to seamlessly adopt the look and feel of a company’s application, deliver an intuitive and fully interactive end user experience and offer a comprehensive set of APIs to all BI and reporting functionality.

For these reasons, more companies are embedding ActuateOne’s highly customisable, visually-rich, data analysis based user experience into their software products. Actuate's highly flexible licensing and application deployment options allow software partners to take ActuateOne to market as Software-as-a-Service, hosted applications, embedded functionality and as dedicated appliances – offering unlimited scalability and functionality to any deployment.

Among Actuate’s 200+ OEM, SaaS and BIRT partners are some of the biggest names in software, including Computer Associates, Cisco, BMC Software, Infor, GE Healthcare and Siemens. Recent additions include Integrated Data Services, Inc, Access Data and eMeter.

"We collaborated with Actuate to provide our end-users with ad-hoc reporting analysis through our Web CCaRTM (Comprehensive Cost and Requirement System) product," said John Cole, CTO, Integrated Data Services, Inc.. "We evaluated a number of products to find a solution that would meet the needs of our end-users while complying with strict security guidelines. ActuateOne's interactive viewing and web-based report design tools allowed us to provide our customers with access to their data in the formats they desire. In selecting ActuateOne, we were able to reduce time-to-market and execute an accelerated deployment so our customers can have the best and most up-to-date solution to drive their reporting needs."

“We've been using Eclipse BIRT for some time now and will soon implement ActuateOne within our SalesVision application suite,” said Frank Polefrone, Senior Vice President, Product Development, Access Data, a Broadridge Financial Solutions company. “The addition of ActuateOne will provide our user base of asset managers and financial intermediaries the ability to personalise their own reports with exactly the capabilities they want. The interactivity, feature-set and flexibility of BIRT will allow our users to get more out of existing reports without requiring any new development.”

Actuate’s cloud-ready, cloud-friendly BIRT iServer and Actuate’s SaaS BI platform - BIRT onDemand - provides OEMs with multiple options for seamless integration and deployment of customer-facing applications, and provides the maximum flexibility while reducing the ISV’s cost of support and maintenance. In addition, BIRT iServer’s architecture is based upon ActuateOne – one design, one server and one user experience – to improve developer productivity and optimise the end user experience, even within virtualised and cloud environments.

About Integrated Data Services, Inc. (IDS)
IDS was founded in September 1997. The company's first contract was to provide software development support for an Oracle-based financial application for the United States Air Force. Since that time, IDS has seen remarkable growth, and now provides both software development and technical consulting support to a variety of government and commercial customers.

IDS provides a number of software products, including the flagship tool CCaR (Comprehensive Cost and Requirement System), Executive CCaR, and Web CCaR. IDS also provides services to government clients including software development, financial management consulting and reconciliation support, database administration and IT support. For more information about IDS, go to www.get-integrated.com.

About Access Data
Access Data Corp., a Broadridge Company is a leader in enterprise data management, analysis and reporting for the financial services industry. Today, leading asset management firms and financial intermediaries utilize Access Data’s proprietary technology and services to gain visibility into how sales and assets are generated and address a myriad of challenges in distribution, compensation management and compliance and risk management. Access Data’s flagship product, Access Data SalesVision® provides comprehensive storage and analysis solutions, delivering web-based reporting as Software as a Service. For more information about Access Data, please visit www.accessdc.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 visualizations, 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 5,000 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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