Analysts and Enterprises Agree; Actuate BIRT is the Leading Open Source Business Intelligence Offering
San Mateo, Calif., – July 13, 2011 – Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: BIRT), The people behind BIRT® and the leading open source Business Intelligence (BI) vendor, today announced that BIRT is the de facto open source environment for BI. With notable organizations choosing BIRT for deployments, BI industry analysts underscoring BIRT’s leadership, more than 1 million BIRT developers worldwide, and over 10 million downloads, BIRT has proven that open source Business Intelligence is a formidable alternative to popular proprietary technologies.
Industry Analysts Agree on BIRT’s Leadership
Actuate and its value added offerings for BIRT have been recognized as a leader in the August 2010 report: “The Forrester Wave™: Open Source Business Intelligence (BI), Q3 2010” report. The Forrester Wave™ report, created as a global vendor assessment tool, rated Actuate as a Leader based on the company’s pure play BI application and highly scalable, function-rich reporting. The complete report may be viewed by clicking here: http://www.actuate.com/info/forresterwave-osbi-q310/.
Actuate was also recognized as the top performing open source Business Intelligence (BI) vendor according to the second annual Wisdom of Crowds Business Intelligence Market Study ™, conducted by Howard Dresner’s independent advisory firm Dresner Advisory Services (DAS). The results found that Actuate BIRT outperformed other open source BI vendors to secure the leading open source overall ranking by a wide margin. The full “Wisdom of Crowds BI Market Study™” can be downloaded here: http://www.actuate.com/info/web-woc-bi-ms2011/.
Leading Organizations Worldwide Turn to BIRT
BIRT adopters include Bank of East Asia, Bosch Software Innovation GmbH, Cisco Systems, Computer Associates, HSBC, Infor Global and Reporting House. BIRT is used by organizations to embed BI within a wider application experience, deploy BI in cloud and virtualized environments and to create custom BI applications including mobile BI applications. Testimonials include:
"Being able to provide a cohesive process and report design experience to our customers was really paramount. BIRT was chosen for this."
- Luc Clément, senior director, product management, Active Endpoints
“Having BIRT embedded within AiM is a huge benefit to our public sector clients such as our government customers like the Wyoming School Facilities Commission and the State of Utah Division of Facilities Construction and Management as well as our higher education customers like George Washington University. This integrated AiM and BIRT functionality enables our customers to utilize BIRT’s open source reports, as well as tap into Actuate’s commercial software and services when needed.”
-Clay Kline, vice president of professional services, AssetWorks
"Our customers required on-demand, dynamic reports to identify bottlenecks in their process and continue making process improvements. The Nuxeo / BIRT solution offers this extended functionality, with security controls all in one place, based on technologies that we trust."
-Mike Brown, director of software platform development, DataServ
"Actuate has helped NASCO cut its development costs in half while improving the end user experience. We are better able to deliver what our customers want on a timely basis."
-Malcolm Silberman, project manager, NASCO
“We wanted to gather all business intelligence in one framework. No other solution brought everything together like Actuate and BIRT.”
- Brian Baird, CMRP, application development and support engineer, North Star BlueScope Steel LLC
“Actuate and BIRT in Taleo Business Edition helps our customers gain insights into their number one asset—their people.”
-Leonid Igolnik, vice president, engineering, Taleo Corporation
"If we'd developed our own tools, there might have been stability and quality issues, and we'd have had to pay 40,000-50,000 euros a year for another Java programmer."
-Richard Budding, founder, Ymor
“With so many leading companies backing BIRT it has been proven as a high caliber BI technology, fit for any BI deployment style,” said Nobby Akiha, senior vice president of Marketing at Actuate. “BIRT has emerged as the unequivocal leader in open source BI, industry analysts, leading organizations and Actuate’s own financials echo this fact.”
For more information on BIRT please visit the BIRT resource page found here: http://www.actuate.com/resources/resource-center/?articleid=22641
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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