Singapore, – March 26, 2012 – Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: BIRT), “The people behind BIRT”® and the leading open source Business Intelligence (BI) vendor, today announced a strategic alliance with Megazone, a leading provider of IT and business transformation services. Under the alliance, Megazone will promote the use of Actuate’s value-added products for BIRT (Business Intelligence Reporting Tools), including ActuateOne®, among organizations in Korea.
The alliance will allow Actuate to leverage Megazone’s market presence to support the growing number of ActuateOne deployments and BIRT developers in Korea. The relationship will also address selling opportunities and increase overall awareness of Actuate in the Korean market. Megazone has embraced Actuate and BIRT into its Business Intelligence practice to a deliver larger breadth of offerings to its customer base.
“The alliance between Megazone and Actuate demonstrates our commitment to provide businesses with easy access to complex data sets through rich data visualizations. This strategic alignment will tightly integrate a wide range of customer Business Intelligence environments to ensure improved customer satisfaction. We believe that the strength of Actuate’s offerings for BIRT, as well as the company’s rich expertise and proven leadership in the Business Intelligence market are a great value add to our customer base," said Lee Joo Wan, CEO, Megazone.
The Actuate and Megazone alliance offers Megazone customers a wide range of Business Intelligence and information applications based on Actuate and BIRT. Additionally, these customers will be able to gain an information delivery advantage by harnessing unstructured data, such as print stream data, and turning it into visually rich applications, complete with interactivity and in-memory analytics for use both inside and outside the firewall.
“As we cater to the growing demand for Actuate products and services in Korea, we are pleased to work with Megazone,” said James Conway, Regional Director for Asia Pacific at Actuate. “We believe that Megazone’s experience and relationships combined with Actuate’s open, flexible approach to building custom BI and information applications, will enable more end users to take advantage of intuitive, full-featured Business Intelligence capabilities. Megazone and Actuate will be able to more quickly deliver BI functionality – either as a standalone application or tightly embedded into dashboards, portals and other mission critical applications.”
Founded in 1998, Megazone has developed hundreds of sites, countless rich media ads and applications across various digital platforms for over 300 clients in Korea and globally, including Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics, LG Group, SK Telecom, Lotte Group, Asiana Airline, Gala Europe, Gala Japan, Japan Airlines (JAL), KLM-Air France and Domino’s Pizza.
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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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