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Actuate BIRT’s Unified Business Intelligence Environment Delivers Greater Value to End-Users According to Dresner Advisory Services

Independent Research Firm Issues Actuate Wisdom of the Crowds Market Study™ Special Report

San Mateo, Calif., - January 31, 2012 – Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: BIRT), the people behind BIRT® and the leader in open source business intelligence (BI), today released the key points of a Special Report from independent advisory firm Dresner Advisory Services (DAS), based on the 2011 Wisdom of Crowds Business Intelligence Market Study™.

The Special Report finds Actuate delivers more value for end users by offering ease-of-use, streamlined integration and effective consulting, positioning both Actuate and its customers for success. Key findings show that Actuate experienced strong growth in its traditional foothold in Fortune 1000 corporations while it extended its reach into new market segments.

“Spending for Business Intelligence solutions and services continues to grow -- driven by a more mainstream understanding of its importance and value,” said Howard Dresner, Chief Research Officer, Dresner Advisory Services. “This has unleashed the demand for solutions that are easier to buy, faster to deploy and easier to use.

“Centered around open source BIRT, Actuate’s 'one design, one server, and one user experience' improves developer productivity to create an unmatched user experience within a unified environment,” said Nobby Akiha, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Actuate Corporation.

Actuate: 2011 Wisdom of Crowds Business Intelligence Market Study Key Takeaways

“Regardless of organization size, end-users expect enterprise BI to be as adaptable and easy-to-use as any consumer application,” said Akiha. “In moving away from a set of disparate tools to a unified business intelligence environment like ActuateOne, our customers are realizing greater value from Actuate. They’re able to work across the organization with minimal effort, customize their applications and become more self-sufficient with our flexible approach to BI — all benefits captured in this Actuate Special Report.”

The full “Wisdom of Crowds BI Market Study™ Special Report – Actuate” can be downloaded here:

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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