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Actuate Names 2011 BIRT Excellence Award Recipients at ActuateOne Live! Singapore

Saba Software Recognized for Excellence in Business Intelligence

SINGAPORE- ActuateOne Live! - December 1, 2011 – Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: BIRT), The people behind BIRT® and the leading open source Business Intelligence (BI) vendor, today recognized Saba Software with a BIRT Excellence Award for achieving outstanding business performance from their BIRT-based business intelligence application.

Saba Software, a leading provider of learning, people management and collaboration technologies, is an award recipient in the BIRT implementation category for their Saba People Cloud Adoption Metrics portal. The company was in need of a BI solution that could quickly and effectively provide their cloud customers with data visualizations that incorporated the extensive array of metrics to measure and analyze the actual usage of Saba's core business objects. To meet this challenge, Saba Software implemented BIRT iServer to distribute a number of business-intrinsic data visualizations while at the same time reducing response times significantly.

“We are very excited about this recognition of our use of BIRT. We chose Actuate’s technology for its ease of use, robust deployment, great support, extensive API integration capabilities and rapid implementation,” said Gaurav Ruchandani, Technical Lead, Saba Software India Pvt. Ltd, “Actuate BIRT blew us away with its simple yet stylish BI solution – exactly what we were looking for!”

“By deploying BIRT and Actuate for their metrics-related BI applications, Saba Software has empowered their cloud customer with greater visibility into their usage of Saba Software products,” said Nobby Akiha, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Actuate. "Saba’s customer relationships are stronger as a result of greater collaboration, more effective planning and further insight into Saba’s products."

Winners of the Actuate Excellence were honored yesterday at ActuateOne Live! in Singapore at The Fullerton Hotel. Follow the conversation on Twitter by tracking #A1Live.

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 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 and

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