San Mateo, Calif., November 18, 2010 – Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: BIRT), The people behind BIRT® and the leading Open Source Business Intelligence vendor, today announced that it has formed a strategic alliance with Wipro Infotech, the India, Middle East and Africa, IT Business of Wipro Ltd (NYSE:WIT) and a leading provider of IT and business transformation services. Under the agreement, Wipro Infotech will promote the use of Actuate products including Actuate BIRT (Business Intelligence Reporting Tools) among organizations in India.
The new alliance will allow Actuate to leverage Wipro’s market presence to support the growing number of BIRT enterprise deployments as well as BIRT developers in India and address selling opportunities and increase overall awareness in the Indian market for open source based solutions. Wipro is embracing Actuate and BIRT into its Business Intelligence practice to create a larger breadth of offerings to its customer base.
“An alliance between Wipro and Actuate demonstrates our commitment to provide businesses with easy access to complex data sets through rich data visualizations. This strategic alignment will tightly integrate a wide range of customer Business Intelligence environments to ensure improved customer satisfaction. Wipro chose Actuate based upon the momentum it is seeing for BIRT in India, the strength of Actuate’s value-added offerings for BIRT, as well as the company’s rich expertise and proven leadership in the Business Intelligence market," said Sreenath A.V., Vice President, Business Solutions Division, Wipro.
The Actuate and Wipro alliance will offer Wipro customers Actuate and BIRT-based Business Intelligence applications. Additionally, these customers will be able to create an information delivery advantage by harnessing unstructured data, such as print stream data and turning it into Business Intelligence and information applications, complete with interactivity and in-memory analytics for use both inside and outside the firewall.
“We look forward to working with Wipro Infotech to jointly leverage each other’s capabilities to increase our joint business opportunities,” said Bernie Skomra, COO at Actuate Corporation. “Wipro more than meets our needs as a respected provider of IT and business transformation services and we look forward to utilizing its capabilities as we expand our presence in the Indian market.”
About Wipro Infotech
Wipro Infotech, a division of the US $6 billion Wipro Limited, provides enterprise customers with high value Information Technology Products, Software Services, Solutions and Consulting Services in India and the Middle East. Headquartered at Bangalore, Wipro Infotech serves customers in India through a network of 22 offices and 170 service locations across the country. It also has regional offices across the Middle East serving the region.
About Wipro Ltd
Wipro Limited provides comprehensive IT solutions and services, including systems integration, information systems outsourcing, IT enabled services, package implementation, software application development and maintenance, and research and development services to corporations globally. Wipro Limited is the first PCMM Level 5 and SEI CMM Level 5 certified IT Services Company globally. In the Indian market, Wipro is a leader in providing IT solutions and services for the corporate segment in India offering system integration, network integration, software solutions and IT services. In the Asia Pacific and Middle East markets, Wipro provides IT solutions and services for global corporations. Wipro also has profitable presence in niche market segments of consumer products and lighting. Wipro's ADSs are listed on the New York Stock Exchange, and its equity shares are listed in India on the Stock Exchange - Mumbai, and the National Stock Exchange. For more information, please visit our websites at www.wipro.com, www.wiprocorporate.com, and www.wipro.in.