Acquisition Bolsters Actuate’s Strategy to Bring the Most Insights to the Most People with Advanced & Predictive Analytics, Social Media Analytics and Visual Data Mining
San Mateo, Calif. – October 22, 2012 – Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: BIRT), The BIRT Company™ – delivering more insights to more people than all BI companies combined – today announced that it has acquired Quiterian S.L., a privately held software company that provides visual data mining, social media analytics and predictive analytics for business and other non-technical users.
Quiterian fits very well into Actuate’s core business and strengthens its unique ability to help more end users identify and operationalize insights derived from any data source. Quiterian Analytics will be integrated into Actuate’s flagship product, ActuateOne, and will be known as BIRT Analytics. BIRT Analytics will empower business users far beyond the capabilities of existing data discovery and business intelligence technologies to present them with a powerful combination of analysis, visualization and information delivery options.
BIRT Analytics enriches, deepens and accelerates Actuate’s ongoing efforts to bring the most insights to the most people. By providing advanced analytics, visual data mining, and predictive analytics functionality to business users, enterprises get more value from more data, including SalesForce.com and unstructured Big Data sources such as Twitter, Facebook, Facebook Ads, Google Analytics and Experian Cheetahmail. BIRT Analytics takes business users far beyond capabilities of existing data discovery technologies to the deep analysis previously reserved for data scientists and statisticians. Today, Actuate has extended its lead in delivering insights to any user, regardless of skill level, in a world where traditional BI companies and data warehousing approaches struggle to identify and operazationalize insights from data that is being generated at an exponential pace.
Quiterian is an established player in Business Intelligence as noted by leading analyst firms. It has a well established customer base that includes public and private organizations in Telco, eCommerce, Financial Services, Healthcare and Gaming. Notable customers with massive data sets include Telefonica, Vodafone, Orange, La Caixa, Deutsche Bank, Volkswagen, BBVA, Renault, Bayer and several governmental bodies in Spain and Latin America including security and police forces, healthcare, public transportation and tax agencies.
“By acquiring world-class technology and talent at Quiterian, we’re taking powerful analytics and visual data mining technologies that have demonstrated traction in Spain to the rest of the world via our direct, OEM and partner channels,” said Pete Cittadini, President and CEO at Actuate. “We’re eager to add Quiterian’s leading-edge predictive analytics and data mining capabilities to the growing set of powerful technologies that BIRT developers can use to create applications that deliver insights. Quiterian’s technology is applicable to every one of our customer’s Business Intelligence, Performance Analytics and Customer Communication Management deployments and it is going to generate a lot of interest.”
The Quiterian team will immediately join Actuate’s existing staff. It includes a talented group of engineers, data scientists and innovators, who bring an unmatched combination of scientific, industry and academic talent. Josep Arroyo, Quiterian’s founder and CEO will become Actuate’s VP of BIRT Analytics. Josep has established himself as a renowned entrepreneur in the data mining and analytics field and has over 30 years of experience in this area. In his new role, Josep will drive the data mining and analytics strategy, plus overall technology innovation for BIRT Analytics at Actuate.
”We’re excited to join the Actuate team and ready to show the world what Quiterian and BIRT Analytics can do. The BIRT community and Actuate’s customer base do a great job at empowering business users and Quiterian’s technology will fit well into furthering this goal,” said Josep Arroyo, Quiterian founder and CEO. “Actuate and Quiterian share common values, common approaches and a common vision to deliver insights and we look forward to the next chapter of realizing this vision with BIRT Analytics.”
Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. For more information, visit http://www.actuate.com/quiterian.
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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