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Actuate and Bernard Marr's Advanced Performance Institute Release Global Survey that Reveals Keys to Getting the Most from Business Performance Management

Comprehensive Study Commemorates the 20th Anniversary of the Balanced Scorecard

San Mateo, Calif., – March 12, 2013 – Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: BIRT), The BIRT Company™ – delivering more insights to more people than all BI companies combined – today announced the results of a worldwide study conducted in conjunction with the Advanced Performance Institute (API) to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Balanced Scorecard. Measuring and Managing Performance – A Global Study garnered responses from over 3,000 companies across the globe, making it one of the largest and most comprehensive surveys ever conducted in the field of performance management. API Founder and CEO Bernard Marr analyzed the results in his newly released white paper 20 Years of Measuring and Managing Business Performance: From KPIs and Dashboards to Performance Analytics and Big Data.

“While the results of the survey reveal that most companies measure, monitor and analyze their performance, not all companies generate the level of benefits expected from their efforts,” Marr said. “By analyzing the survey results we were able to determine the primary factors that contribute to the level of satisfaction organizations feel with their Business Performance Management (BPM) efforts. Three primary factors were found to influence the maturity of a company’s initiative, which can range from those that have little or no data to work with, to companies that are able to use comprehensive performance data to make true operational and strategic decisions.”

Three Driving Influences

While the survey revealed seven factors that contribute to BPM maturity, three main driving influences permeated the results and affected to varying degrees the initiatives of all respondents. The companies that were able to succeed in these three areas were more likely to report a successful BPM initiative:

“We saw in the Measuring and Managing Performance survey, that technology plays an integral role in the success or failure of a performance management initiative,” said Utpal Bhatt, Vice President and General Manager of the Performance Analytics Group at Actuate. “Performance management technology has evolved greatly over the years, yet many organizations haven’t taken advantage of it. Today, the right technology will help foster true performance results by accessing and interpreting data from disparate sources, identifying underperforming areas, initiating and communicating improvement plans, and easily sharing best practices.”

For the full study, plus additional insight into tools, case studies and a solution overview to help drive your organization to a successful BPM initiative, go to:

Tomorrow’s Webinar Details

To hear Bernard Marr speak about the findings live on March 12 at 9 a.m. PDT, register at

About the Advanced Performance Institute

The Advanced Performance Institute (API) is a world-leading independent research and consulting organization specializing in organizational performance. The institute provides expert knowledge, research, consulting and training on concepts like strategy management, performance management, analytics, Business Intelligence, Key Performance Indicators and big data. The aim of the Advanced Performance Institute is to provide today’s performance focused companies, governments and not-for-profit organizations with insights, advice and services that help them deliver lasting change and superior performance. The institute has a long and successful history. It was established in the mid-1990s and has continuously grown to its current world-leading position with clients from across the globe. It is headquartered in the United Kingdom.

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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