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Actuate and YASH Technologies Launch Connector for SAP R/3 to Provide Easy Integration of Big Data with BIRT and ActuateOne

San Mateo, Calif., – May 7, 2013 – Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: BIRT), The BIRT Company™ – delivering more insights to more people than all BI companies combined, and YASH Technologies – a leading technology services and outsourcing partner for medium and large global customers, today announced immediate availability of the SAP R/3 Connector for BIRT. The native plug-in was built using the Eclipse-based ODA framework, and is the latest in a series of BIRT-based connectors for popular data sources. (In February 2013, Actuate and YASH announced availability of the SAP BW Connector for BIRT.)

The R/3 Connector provides organizations with the ability to create multiple interactive data visualizations at the enterprise level, enabling powerful immediate and strategic decision support. The SAP R/3 Connector for BIRT can be utilized to create:

The SAP R/3 Connector for BIRT features an intuitive BAPI GUI similar to the BIRT and ActuateOne® interfaces, which enables users to more quickly configure queries to SAP R/3, whether using open source BIRT or ActuateOne – the BIRT-based suite of commercial products for development and deployment of custom business analytics applications. The data retrieved can then be combined inside ActuateOne products with data of any magnitude or complexity, including Big Data from sources such as machine logs and social media.

“As a premier partner of Actuate and multi-level partner of SAP, YASH is well poised to take advantage of technologies from the two companies to create this second connector in the BIRT series. With years of experience in developing products and supporting large enterprises worldwide, we felt there was a strong need for a connector which would enable access to SAP R/3 data using the Eclipse-based ODA,” said Gautam Gupta, BI Practice Director for YASH. “This connector enables SAP R/3 customers to extend their data outside of the SAP environment to use BIRT and ActuateOne for analytical and reporting purposes, thus significantly increasing their return on investment.”

“The SAP R/3 Connector for BIRT is designed for any BIRT developer or IT organization looking for an easy and intuitive way to integrate SAP R/3 data with BIRT or ActuateOne,” said David Rosenbacher, Vice President of Worldwide Sales Engineering for Actuate. “Once the connector has been configured, it is quick and easy for developers to begin accessing SAP R/3 data by performing native queries.”

Additional features of the connector include platform independence; easy installation; real-time display of data; data preview before report design; localization support; and flexibility.

Actuate’s Collaboration with YASH Technologies

YASH is an Actuate Silver Integrator partner and the relationship between the two companies goes back many years. Through jointly developing and marketing this connector, Actuate and YASH are extending their alliance.

As an active member of the BIRT Exchange developer community, YASH has helped clients to adopt and use both open Source BIRT as well as ActuateOne, the BIRT-based suite of commercial products for development and deployment of business analytics applications. Their experience includes working with BIRT as an embedded reporting solution, which includes report development, deployment and application integration. YASH’s BI Center of Excellence (COE) provides clients a head start in applying industry best practices and reporting frameworks, and includes access to a set of reusable components and libraries.

The SAP R/3 Connector for BIRT is available from YASH Technologies, either by emailing info@yash.com or by calling 1-800-371-1565.

For more information about the SAP R/3 Connector for BIRT please visit www.actuate.com/yash-SAP-R3-connector or www.yash.com/enterprise-it-products/sap-r3-connector-for-birt.php. (For more information about the previously released SAP BW Connector for BIRT please visit http://www.birt-exchange.com/be/marketplace/resources/?articleid=24585 )

About YASH Technologies

YASH Technologies focuses on customer success. As a leading technology services and outsourcing partner for medium and large global customers, we leverage technology and our flexible delivery models to drive performance and business value throughout a customer’s enterprise. YASH’s comprehensive service approach incorporates a holistic view of our customers that extends beyond delivery. This approach integrates enterprise solutions and services, proprietary best practice offerings, strategic application and maintenance outsourcing, as well as consulting and integration services. YASH is a SEI CMMI (Level 3) and an ISO 9001:2008 certified company with U.S. and India headquarters and regional sales and development offices spread across five continents. For more information, please visit www.yash.com or email info@yash.com.

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 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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