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Actuate Joins AFP Consortium to Further Address Customers High-Volume Content Needs

Membership will enhance Actuate’s Customer Communications Management (CCM) solution by incorporating AFPC functionality and formats across industries

San Mateo, Calif., – October 28, 2013 Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: BIRT), The BIRT Company™ – delivering more insights to more people than all BI companies combined, today announced that Actuate’s Content Services Group (CSG) has joined the AFPC (Advanced Function Presentation Consortium). Actuate’s Content Services Group (formerly Xenos Group) enables organizations to develop, implement and manage enterprise-class Customer Communications Management (CCM) solutions. Actuate for CCM™ is used to design, process, store, and deliver high-volume content – including statements, policies and invoices. As one of the most common presentation architectures for monochrome and color production variable-data printing, AFP is a popular format for high-volume print stream output.

“Many of Actuate’s customers create millions of print streams in their day-to-day billing and transactional output. To keep up with this volume, tools are needed to efficiently process and store such documents and print streams,” said Jeff Williams, Director of Product Management for the Content Services Group at Actuate. “AFP is designed with such companies in mind, and allows them to accommodate high-volume print streams and stay on top of their business needs. Actuate for CCM works seamlessly with AFP – ensuring that we remain current and deliver products that capitalize on all new AFP functionality.”

The AFPC helps develop, define and promote AFP architecture for developers and software manufacturers, ensuring seamless interoperability of AFP products from various AFPC members, and providing compatibility between AFP and other presentation environments. The AFPC gives developers a forum where they can share AFP knowledge, and offers decision makers the ability to learn about the roles and capabilities of AFP and AFP’s subset standards in Enterprise Content Management (ECM) and other electronic document applications.

About the AFP Consortium

The purpose of the AFP Consortium is to develop, define and promote the AFP architecture. It's goals are to develop AFP as the best-of-breed presentation architecture for monochrome and color production variable-data printing, while ensuring seamless interoperability of AFP products from the various AFPC members. In addition, AFPC provides for compatibility between AFP environments and other presentation environments such as web/view.

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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