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Actuate Announces Launch of BIRT Exchange

Developer Community Site a Dedicated Resource for Eclipse BIRT and the Actuate BIRT Product Line

San Mateo, Calif., September 24, 2007  – Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: ACTU), the leader in Business Intelligence, Performance Management and Reporting Applications, today unveiled BIRT Exchange (, a dedicated resource for the Eclipse BIRT developer community and the Actuate BIRT product line.  The Eclipse BIRT project, a top level Eclipse Foundation project initiated and led by Actuate, has become one of the most widely adopted Business Intelligence and reporting technologies. 

Actuate is addressing the growing demand from the developer community for resources, support, services and products for Eclipse BIRT via BIRT Exchange - a dedicated resource where BIRT developers can easily share code and knowledge with peers, find solutions to their deployment challenges and learn about Actuate’s product, support and service offerings for Eclipse BIRT. The launch of BIRT Exchange follows Actuate’s recent announcement regarding its open source business model; see press release titled: ‘Actuate Harnesses Open Source to Advance Leadership in BI’.

“As the Eclipse BIRT community has reached critical mass and BIRT is being widely adopted for use in enterprise applications, we’ve seen growing demand for Actuate’s support, services and products based on BIRT,” said Pete Cittadini, CEO and president, Actuate Corporation. “BIRT Exchange is further evidence of Actuate’s commitment to fostering and supporting the rich eco-system that has grown up around BIRT.”

BIRT Exchange also serves as an information exchange for developer-generated content and code, enabling developers to easily share and quickly pinpoint the information they need - technical articles and tips, report designs, even code samples - using simple keyword search combined with a powerful filtering and a community rating system. The ability to easily find this kind of information enables developers to more quickly embed BIRT reporting into their applications.

 “Eclipse BIRT and the Actuate BIRT product line are a powerful combination of tools that let Java developers spend their time doing what they do best: creating innovative and impactful applications,” said Virgil Dodson, Java Reporting Evangelist, Actuate Corporation. “BIRT Exchange gives developers a place to share and learn from peers about the latest and greatest technology and techniques for adding reporting to their applications, so that they can more easily meet their end-users’ reporting needs.”

BIRT Exchange offers the following resources for BIRT developers: 

About BIRT

The Eclipse BIRT project, a top level Eclipse Foundation project initiated and led by Actuate, has become one of the most widely adopted Business Intelligence and reporting technologies. To date, Eclipse BIRT has surpassed one million downloads and has a large, active and growing developer community within all types of organizations. Major software companies such as IBM, BEA, Borland and Zend have incorporated BIRT into their product lines.

About Actuate (NASDAQ:BIRT) – The BIRT Company ™

Actuate provides software to more than three million BIRT developers and OEMs who build scalable, secure solutions that save time and improve brand experience by delivering personalized analytics and insights to over 200 million of their customers, partners and employees. Actuate founded and supports BIRT – the open source IDE – and develops BIRT iHub™ – the world-class deployment platform – to significantly improve productivity of developers working on customer facing applications. Actuate's BIRT Analytics™delivers self-service predictive analytics to enhance customer engagement using Big Data. The Actuate Customer Communications Suite™ empowers organizations to easily transform, process, personalize, archive and deliver high volume content and individualized correspondence. Actuate is headquartered in Silicon Valley with more than 5,000 enterprise customers in financial services, technology and government. Visit and

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