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Thousands Gather at Actuate’s BIRT Roadshows to Explore BIRT and Share Best Practices

San Mateo, Calif., May 12, 2011 – Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: BIRT), The people behind BIRT® and the leading open source Business Intelligence (BI) vendor, today announced that in just over two years, its BIRT Roadshow event series has educated over 5,500 people on building awesome applications using BIRT. BIRT Roadshows are free, one day sessions to learn how to use BIRT and ActuateOne to quickly build and deploy a new generation of Business Intelligence and information applications. The events have been held in cities all over North America and Germany as well as London, Paris and Singapore.

"The enthusiastic participation we've seen at BIRT Roadshows speaks to the increasing demand for BIRT and ActuateOne. BIRT is the leading development environment for presenting compelling data visualizations over the Web and on mobile devices,” said Nobby Akiha, senior vice president of Marketing at Actuate. “In our discussions with developers, prospects, customers and partners we're hearing a common theme: Companies have an urgent need for agile, scalable BI and rich information applications. BIRT and ActuateOne effectively deliver on these needs and more, and the BIRT Roadshows are proving to be an excellent format for showing people how.”

Upcoming dates for BIRT Roadshows are:

May 
London, UK          Thursday | 5/19      Reserve your spot

Washington, DC    Wednesday | 5/25  Reserve your spot

June
Paris, France         Tuesday | 6/7         Reserve your spot

Cincinnati, OH       Tuesday | 6/7         Reserve your spot

San Mateo, CA     Wednesday | 6/8     Reserve your spot

London, UK          Thursday | 6/16       Reserve your spot

BIRT Roadshows are hosted throughout the year. Future events are being planned in Richmond, VA, San Diego, Raleigh, Detroit, Washington, DC, Atlanta, Houston, Boston and New York. The sessions are open to anybody with an interest in BIRT. To see what the excitement is about visit: http://www.actuate.com/birtroadshow/ or email BIRTroadshows@actuate.com.

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 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 actuate.com and developer.actuate.com.

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Contacts:

Kate Lynch, Corporate Communications, Actuate
klynch@actuate.com +1.650.678.8658 (mobile)
Jacob Moelter, Market Street Partners
ir@actuate.com +1.415.571.4956 (mobile)