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Actuate Launches BIRT Performance Analytics

Taking Business Users Beyond Discovery to Better Decisions

San Mateo, Calif., – December 14, 2011 – Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: BIRT), the people behind BIRT® and the leader in open source business intelligence (BI), today launched BIRT Performance Analytics, a solution built on the unified ActuateOne platform to help organizations drive tangible business improvements. Available both on premise as well as on demand, BIRT Performance Analytics enables organizations to implement closed loop performance management by incorporating capabilities that help discover problem areas, analyze root causes and drive improvements.

In today’s uncertain economic climate, organizations face the mandate for Performance improvement more than ever before. Whether the goal is to improve performance at the corporate level or at the operational level, organizations need a comprehensive solution that can address three core functions:

  1. Discover: with interactive dashboards and data visualization, BIRT Performance Analytics enables the business analyst to discover trends, patterns, and identify new opportunities for business improvement across disparate enterprise data sources.
  2. Analyze: with drag-and-drop analysis and 100% Excel export built into an interactive dashboard, the business user can slice and dice data and perform ‘what-if’ analysis with the option to use the full power of their favorite analysis tool, Microsoft Excel.
  3. Improve: with performance scorecards, maps, executive briefing books and initiative management. Built for the business user to define metrics, their relationships, targets, benchmarks, import measure values or manually input the values, the business users can focus their efforts on those KPIs that are critical and thus drive tangible performance improvement

Unlike Dashboards, BI or niche Scorecarding solutions that offer only a fractured view of performance metrics, BIRT Performance Analytics is the industry’s most complete solution that empowers business users to realize real benefits from their efforts. A secure and scalable infrastructure, a flexible pricing model, a proven and streamlined deployment methodology supported by a dedicated team of experts and unlimited access to value-add applications from the BIRT-Exchange Marketplace enables organizations of any size to get started quickly.

“Success in Performance Management relies heavily on how quickly an organization can engage its users to adopt new process and new ways of management,” said Attila Mistzi, Enterprise Performance, Process Coordinator for the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD). “It’s clear through the latest release of BIRT Performance Analytics, that Actuate understands what can happen when you empower iterative processes such as Performance Management and improvement through an iterative technology platform like ActuateOne. I’m delighted to see new functionality in the latest release which allows users to empower themselves through new dashboarding capabilities, initiative management enhancements and leading edge interactive analytics – all of which users leverage with no training or reliance on IT.”

“Actuate truly understands the challenges faced by organizations today and what’s needed to help them succeed in a highly competitive, complex global marketplace. Not only does BIRT Performance Analytics deliver a very comprehensive set of Performance Management capabilities which they have fine-tuned over 17 years in the category, it introduces a host of new features with great interactivity and ease of use.” said Bernard Marr, Chief Executive & Director of Research The Advanced Performance Institute. “The result is a single application that integrates scorecarding, dashboarding, analytics, reporting and user-driven design options, which allow any user to create personalized views of their information without extensive training or help from IT.”

“Actuate has redefined performance management by giving businesses the solution to all the common reasons performance management fail,” said Utpal Bhatt, Vice President and General Manager - Performance Management Group at Actuate Corporation. “Delivered as a on-premise solution or as multi-tenant software as a service (SaaS) offering, BIRT Performance Analytics drives actionable performance improvement across the entire organization from any web enabled and mobile device.”

Additional BIRT Performance Analytics Feedback:

“It’s obvious that BIRT Performance Analytics was designed to deliver the next generation of features and capabilities for Performance Management audience. We see tremendous benefit from being able to deliver such a wide set of new capabilities.” - Lori Clifton, Integrated Systems Specialist, St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital

“BIRT Performance Analytics is bringing Performance Management to a new level by optimizing the needs of business by gaining achievable performance through using interactive business analytics designed for operational excellence in a low risk and high value cloud computing approach that is simple and engaging for all levels of the organization.” - Mark Smith, CEO and Chief Research Officer, Ventana Research

New capabilities offered in BIRT Performance Analytics include:

Pricing and Availability
A free 45 day trial of BIRT Performance Analytics is available now. To find out more visit: http://www.BIRTPerformanceAnalytics.com/se/info/BPAtrial45days call toll free: 800-449-3804 or +1 416-537-9336.

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 actuate.com and developer.actuate.com.

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Samantha Singh, Director, Corporate Communications, Actuate
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