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Actuate’s Xenos Group Joins the PDF Association, Reaffirming its Position as a Leader in Customer Communications

Membership Ensures Actuate Will Remain on the Cutting Edge of PDF Technology

San Mateo, Calif., – May 29, 2013 – Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: BIRT), The BIRT Company™ – delivering more insights to more people than all BI companies combined – today announced that its Xenos Group, makers of ActuateOne® for Customer Communication Management (CCM), has become a member of the PDF Association. ActuateOne for CCM enables organizations to develop, implement and manage enterprise-class customer communications management solutions. Based on Xenos technology, the product is used to design, process, store and deliver high-volume content such as statements, policies and bills for top-tier organizations in financial services, insurance and telecommunications. Through Xenos’ document transformation and online presentment technology, organizations can utilize PDFs to provide end users with a clear view of their latest transaction information.

By joining the PDF Association, Actuate will be among the first to find out about new functionality and specifications, building customer confidence in its PDF-management offerings. This helps Actuate continue to maintain its position as a leader in the use of PDF technology in the area of high-volume transactional output presentment and customer communications.

“As a trailblazer in document and data transformation, Actuate’s Xenos Group has decades of experience transforming high-volume print streams into useable online documents for our customers’ end users,” said Kushal Agarwal, Xenos Group Product Manager at Actuate. “Part of that involves creating tagged, accessible PDFs, to make any statement or transaction-oriented document accessible to every customer. Being a member of the PDF Association will help us continually improve that functionality and keep up with changes to PDF technology.”

For instance, as PDF functionality continues to evolve for the visually impaired, Actuate will be able to keep up and evolve with it, ensuring that this important subset of end users will be able to continue accessing and reading their online statements effectively.

About the PDF Association

The PDF Association was created to adopt and implement international standards for PDF technology, and Actuate’s membership can benefit all customers of Xenos technology and ActuateOne for CCM:

First established as the PDF/A Competence Center in 2006, today the PDF Association is an international organization promoting awareness and adoption of open standards in digital document applications using PDF technology. The association facilitates education, networking and communication, and the sharing of expertise and experience with interested parties worldwide. The current membership includes over 100 enterprises and numerous individual subject-matter experts from more than 20 countries.

The management board includes industry leaders from Actino Software GmbH, Adobe Systems Inc., Callas Software GmbH, Intarsys Consulting GmbH and LuraTech Europe GmbH. The association’s chairman is Olaf Drümmer, CEO of callas software GmbH. Duff Johnson, ISO Project Leader for ISO 32000, the PDF Standard, is the association’s vice-chairman.

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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