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Almost 40% of India’s Software Developer Population Using or Planning to Use BIRT

India’s Developer Population Set to Eclipse North America BIRT Developer Population Within One Year

Bangalore, India, August 5, 2011 –
Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: BIRT), The people behind BIRT® and the leader in open source Business Intelligence (BI), today announced that, according to research conducted by Evans Data Corporation, more than 900,000 developers in India are currently using or plan to use BIRT in the next 12 months to build Business Intelligence, data visualizations and information delivery applications.

Actuate founded the Eclipse BIRT open source project in 2004 and continues to co-lead the effort. BIRT is the only top-level Eclipse project focused on Business Intelligence and reporting and has emerged as the premier development environment for presenting compelling data visualizations to users. BIRT has proven to be a winning hybrid strategy that combines the strengths of open source and enterprise development for growing the market for ActuateOne, the Company’s value-added product set for BIRT deployment. 

India has emerged as a model market for BIRT, with almost 40% of the country’s developer population currently using or planning to use the technology in the next 12 months for their BI, reporting and data visualization requirements. In response to increasing interest, the Company plans to give India’s large developer population access to the same resources and education already benefiting BIRT developers in Europe and North America. Demand has been fuelled by India’s leading system integrators including Wipro, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Infosys, Cognizant, Larsen & Toubro, CSC, Mahindra Satyam, Accenture and Cap Gemini; independent software vendors including Saba Software and Cisco; and customers including Indian Oil Corporation, Great Eastern Shipping, Blue Dart Express Limited, ICICI Bank, HSBC, Bank of America, J.P. Morgan, Fidelity, Wells Fargo and PayPal.

“India is the place to see our BIRT strategy in action. We’re seeing enormous interest in BIRT with a limited physical presence and minimal investment India. Our next step is to grow revenue in a cost effective manner, which is aided by the fact that 40% of India’s developer population is using or plans to use BIRT,” said Pete Cittadini, President and CEO of Actuate Corporation. “We expect momentum to continue as the developer base in India is likely to become larger than the North America BIRT developer population within the next 12 months.”

Developers and IT Management are invited to attend the BIRT Roadshow in Bangalore, a free, half day event that introduces BIRT and demonstrates how developers and IT managers can leverage BIRT to quickly create data-driven reports, web pages and compelling information visualizations using its visual drag-and-drop design environment. Participants will also receive training and software material, evaluation licenses and demos. The event serves as a great orientation to BIRT, the Eclipse Foundation Business Intelligence and Reporting Tools open source project sponsored by Actuate.

The Bangalore BIRT Introductory Roadshow will demonstrate how to use BIRT and ActuateOne to build a new generation of custom Business Intelligence and information applications. Attendees can expect to:

Register via this link: http://www.actuate.com/ap/info/BIRTRoadshowBangalorePR

Event Details
Date: Friday 26th August, 2011
Time: 9:00am-1:00pm IST
Location: Vivanta by Taj - M G Road, 41/3, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Bangalore
Cost: Complimentary
Agenda: http://www.actuate.com/ap/resources/assets/?articleid=22503
Twitter: #BIRT_India

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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