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Actuate Announces Next Generation Upgrade and Support Packages for Maximo Users

Standard, Custom and Security Support Packages for Maximo e.Reports Users and Maximo Users Migrating from e.Reports to Actuate BIRT

San Mateo, Calif. – August 24, 2010 – Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: ACTU), the people behind BIRT® and the leader in open source Business Intelligence, today announced the availability of upgrade and support packages for the Business Intelligence and reporting modules of the IBM Maximo Asset Management application, which provide critical data to decision-makers across the organization.  The packages provide support for and migration to BIRT, the leading open source information application development environment, as it is delivered in Maximo v7.  Upgrades to value-added capabilities from BIRT include rich, interactive and easy-to-use reports, ad hoc reporting and dashboards, as well as access to multiple data sources to maximize the value of Maximo v7 information by increasing its usability and reach to more users.  Additionally, Maximo v6 users can gain access to support of existing Actuate Reporting Options, the ability to add enhanced BIRT reporting capabilities and support for migrating the Business Intelligence and reporting modules to Maximo v7.  Actuate support and upgrade packages are the only offerings that allow Maximo users to seamlessly preserve their Actuate content within Maximo and receive software updates and upgrades.  By engaging with Actuate directly, Maximo users can ensure that there is no interruption in the delivery of their Maximo information.

“As the people behind BIRT, Actuate is uniquely positioned to support an end-to-end business intelligence strategy for IBM Maximo customers,” said Bernie Skomra, SVP Global Operations at Actuate. ”We understand the change management issues associated with enhancing the Business Intelligence and reporting infrastructure within Maximo.  We offer standard and tailored solutions to mitigate risk and ensure a smooth, cost-effective upgrade process to the current releases of Maximo and Actuate.”

Critical business information exists within Maximo and other core systems, like ERP, financial, manufacturing, and inventory management.  Actuate and BIRT allows users to receive a platform and framework to integrate data from Maximo and other enterprise systems and for developing and delivering Business Intelligence applications to accelerate decision-making and improve value to the business.

In addition to the ease of migration of existing e.Reports content and the ability to seamlessly adopt BIRT to maximize the value of Maximo information, as part of the upgrade packages Maximo users receive the following additional business value:

  • Maximize the value of Maximo information by increasing its usability and by reaching more users
    • Create custom reports that integrate Maximo data with other enterprise data for improved business analysis
    •  Engage more users with compelling, interactive, customizable dashboards with KPIs
  • Improve service to users while reducing IT-resource demand and the backlog of change requests for Maximo reports
    • Enable users to create new, ad hoc reports – safely managed by IT
    • Enable users to view existing reports, modify them, save changes and reuse the reports—without going to IT
  • Reduce deployment and training costs
    • Deliver asset information to non-Maximo users
    • Provide users access to Maximo reports without the need for application training
    • Use existing Actuate infrastructure to deploy asset information to more users

For more information on how Actuate can support Maximo deployments with support, software and services, please call 1-800-914-2259 and mention Maximo and/or register to attend an Actuate webinar on the subject on Thursday August 26th at 11 am Pacific Time.

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

Actuate provides software to more than 3.5 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 Communication 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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