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Actuate and SaskTel Win CIO and IT Leadership Award in the Eighth Annual Ventana Research Business Technology Leadership Awards

SaskTel recognized for innovative use of location intelligence with BIRT Scorecard
(BIRT 360 Plus™) – part of the ActuateOne product suite

San Mateo, Calif., – May 6, 2013 – Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: BIRT), The BIRT Company™ – delivering more insights to more people than all BI companies combined – today announced they and their customer SaskTel have won a “CIO and IT Leadership” award for Location Intelligence in the eighth annual Ventana Research Business Technology Leadership Awards.

The annual Ventana Research Leadership Awards recognize organizations and supporting technology vendors that have effectively achieved superior results through using people, processes, information and technology while applying best practices within specific business and technology categories. The awards distinguish pioneers and leaders – both organizations and individuals that exemplify clear visionary and transformative leadership. The award recipients have demonstrated an understanding that the successful management of their processes and performance requiring a heightened level of expertise, determination and a team effort.

SaskTel, a leading telecommunications provider, was recognized this year for its implementation of exception- and KPI-based performance management methods available in BIRT Scorecard™, part of ActuateOne® – Actuate’s BIRT-based suite of commercial products for development and deployment of custom business analytics applications. BIRT Scorecard includes features that enable SaskTel to manage their total organization at the individual location level, thereby simplifying and shortening the time to improved overall organizational performance.

“We’re delighted to jointly honor SaskTel and Actuate for their Leadership this year,” said Mark Smith, CEO and Chief Research Officer of Ventana Research. “SaskTel was very innovative in its use of ActuateOne to effectively manage location intelligence and improve the performance of its operations.”

Using BIRT Scorecard, SaskTel consolidated disparate customer-related information by location, and created key customer loyalty metrics and actionable key performance indicators (KPIs), which they then reported to executive leadership to better serve their Sales and Operations departments.

“We are honored to receive the Ventana Research Award,” said Laverne Williams, Senior Business Planner-CS Metrics & Results, Customer Service Business Sales & Solutions at SaskTel. “BIRT Scorecard has allowed SaskTel the flexibility to report metrics and KPI’s using multiple hierarchical relationships resulting in information that is more useful to the business.”

SaskTel to join Industry Panel at Ventana Research Summit

SaskTel will join the Industry Panel at the Ventana Research Business Technology Leadership Summit on May 29th and 30th, 2013 at the Hyatt Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco, CA. Members of the press are invited to come to the summit and learn more about the advancements of the panel member organizations using technology.

About SaskTel

Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corporation (SaskTel) is the leading full service communications provider in Saskatchewan, with $1.2 billion in annual revenue and over 1.4 million customer connections including over 607,000 wireless accesses, 492,000 wireline network accesses, 250,000 internet accesses and 97,000 Max™ (TV) subscribers. SaskTel offers a wide range of communications products and services including competitive voice, data, internet, entertainment, security monitoring, messaging, cellular, wireless data and directory services. In addition, SaskTel International offers software solutions and project consulting in countries around the world. SaskTel and its wholly-owned subsidiaries have a workforce of approximately 4,000 full-time equivalent employees (FTEs).

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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