Actuate’s Acclaimed Enterprise-class Output Management Suite Combined With QC Soft’s In-Depth Knowledge of the Italian Market Will Transform Local Companies’ Attempts to Bring Documents and Information Under Control
San Mateo, Calif., - November 28, 2011 – Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: BIRT), The people behind BIRT® and the leading open source Business Intelligence (BI) vendor, today announced a strategic collaboration between its Output Management business and QC Soft, an Italian document management solutions and services specialist.
Actuate provides solutions that transform enterprise information into intelligent content, optimising companies’ ECM investments. QC Soft, which has a presence throughout Italy, is a leading provider of document creation and output management services and solutions, delivered through analysis, consulting and support services.
The alliance is evidence of Actuate’s continued commitment to expand its footprint in Southern Europe, enabling it to address local document management requirements through appropriate solutions, local knowledge and convenient sales channels. The alliance will allow Actuate’s Xenos Group to tap into QC Soft’s expertise in sectors such as utilities and finance, and its team of experts based in Milan, Rome and Naples which between them provide nationwide coverage across Italy.
On the back of the alliance, Actuate will launch its Xenos Enterprise Output Management solution in Italy, enabling local companies to reduce costs by streamlining the collection, processing and control of large batches of documents, both in print and digital formats. Actuate will provide QC Soft with access to its complete suite of Output Management products, complemented by marketing, communications, technical and sales support, increasing market opportunities and growing revenues for both parties.
“We see Italy as a key market so it was crucial to invest time and resources in selecting the right solutions and service specialist,” comments Jeff Mills, VP International, Xenos Group, Actuate. “QC Soft has demonstrated high levels of professional expertise, has a deep knowledge of the local market, and a team of specialists who understand and will be able to promote the new generation of Actuate products in Italy.”
The alliance is in line with Actuate’s strategic goal to develop strong mutually beneficial alliances across Europe, in order to grow its business in competitive markets through the promotion of complete, high-performing solutions with local technology leaders.
“We are thrilled to be part of Actuate’s expansion in our country,” says Maurizio Cantone, QC Soft’s managing director. “We can now provide Italian companies with high-performing solutions capable of simplifying the document management process. This is now crucial for any business - from document control, to format migration and search and index functionalities. In addition, the support and other services Actuate has made available to us means we are able to deliver a reliable and comprehensive offering.”