Using Actuate and BIRT, NASCO Achieves Operation Excellence
San Mateo, Calif. – November 17, 2010 – Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: BIRT), The people behind BIRT® and the leading open source Business Intelligence (BI) vendor, today announced that Ventana Research, a leading benchmark research and advisory services firm, named Actuate a 2010 Technology Vendor Leader in the Business Intelligence category following its work with NASCO, a leading healthcare claims and membership solutions provider. Ventana Research also named NASCO a customer Leader in the Business Intelligence category.
“Using Business Intelligence technology effectively is exactly what NASCO accomplished by using Actuate to address their needs in providing information and metrics to its customers,” said Mark Smith, CEO & EVP Research at Ventana Research, “Actuate should be congratulated for being a Winner in the Ventana Research 2010 Leadership Awards for the use of business intelligence technology at NASCO.”
NASCO leverages Actuate’s and BIRT’s collaborative environment, allowing its developers, report writers and end users to create and use applications rich in interactivity, depth, span and complexity. As a result, NASCO has been able to lower its development costs by over half. Because of Actuate’s scalable platform and rich functionality, NASCO has also been able to reduce IT costs by consolidating applications on a single server.
“We are excited to be honored by Ventana Research. The cost savings and reduced reporting times we have achieved with Actuate and BIRT have been unprecedented,” said Jim Veiger, executive director, product solution & technology, NASCO. “Due to our successful implementation and measurable value-add with the Actuate and BIRT solution, we will be growing the solution’s user base to achieve further cost savings and more rich interactive reporting across our organization.”
“We’re thrilled that Ventana Research has recognized Actuate as a leader in Business Intelligence. This accolade speaks to Actuate’s and BIRT’s ability to deliver its customers great returns on investment with leading technology,” said Nobby Akiha, senior vice president, Actuate. “NASCO is a superb example of how Actuate and BIRT can drive cost savings with measurable impact.”
For more information on Ventana Research 2010 Vendor Leadership Awards, please visit www.ventanaresearch.com/awards.
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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 actuate.com and developer.actuate.com.
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