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Actuate Recognizes “Plug In 2 BIRT” Award Winners

San Mateo, Calif., July 16, 2012 – Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: BIRT), The people behind BIRT® and the leader in open source Business Intelligence (BI), today announced the winners of the semi-annual “Plug In 2 BIRT” developer competition. The Plug In 2 BIRT competition, which ran through April 30, 2012, was open to developers worldwide and hosted by BIRT Exchange, a dedicated online resource for the BIRT developer community and the ActuateOne product line built on BIRT.

Actuate founded and co-leads the BIRT (Business Intelligence and Reporting Tools) open source project. BIRT is the only top level BI focused project within the Eclipse Foundation, the home of the open source Eclipse Development Framework, the leading IDE worldwide. Today, BIRT is the most widely adopted BI and reporting technology with millions of downloads and more than 1.5 million developers worldwide. BIRT’s active and growing developer community represents all types of organizations. The Plug In 2 BIRT competition tapped into this community to create plug-ins that further enrich BIRT development capabilities. Actuate is pleased to announce the Plug In 2 BIRT Spring 2012 winners:

“I’ve been using BIRT since 2006 and feel committed to the BIRT project in a special way,” said Christian Brell, software engineer, trainer and consultant for Orientation in Objects (OIO) and Plug In 2 BIRT Spring 2012 winner. “BIRT Exchange is an excellent place for all BIRT related questions and was a big help for me in previous projects. For me, this competition was a great learning experience and an opportunity to give back to the BIRT Exchange community.”

“We want to thank the talented developers who submitted their work—this competition was further validation on what a creative and thriving community we have with BIRT Exchange,” said Ray Gans, BIRT Community Manager for Actuate. “It’s always been our goal to enable developers to share code and expertise with peers, to help accelerate the flow of knowledge and information within the community, so developers can more easily meet their end-users’ reporting needs.”

Eligible plug-ins included those for ODA Drivers, Emitters, Report Item Extensions and Chart Extensions. All Plug In 2 BIRT entries are available for download and free use on either BIRT Exchange DevShare or the BIRT Exchange Marketplace. The winners received a 3rd generation iPad (32 GB with WiFi).

BIRT and ActuateOne

Actuate’s flagship product, ActuateOne is built around and enhances BIRT. ActuateOne includes BIRT Performance Analytics, which embeds BIRT to distribute KPIs and metrics to the enterprise, as well as the Xenos Enterprise Server, which transforms legacy documents and data. In the spirit of open source, Actuate products are supported by a vital community of BIRT developers, users and partners that help each other succeed with Actuate products.

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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