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Actuate Names Integrated Data Services as 2013 Excellence Award Winner at Actuate Customer Day – Today at the Hotel Nikko in San Francisco

Direct and OEM customers embed BIRT to generate real-time data accessibility for internal and external end-users, enabling personalized insights for organizational improvement

San Mateo, Calif., November 7, 2013Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: BIRT), The BIRT Company™ – and the leader in personalized analytics and insights, today announced that it has named Integrated Data Services as a winner of the 2013 Actuate Excellence Awards, for its innovative implementations of BIRT to access real-time data and deliver personalized insights.

Integrated Data Services recognized as a winner for OEM implementation of BIRT
Integrated Data Services (IDS) develops and integrates custom IT solutions for the U.S. Air Force and other Department of Defense (DoD) customers. The company won an Excellence Award for their use of BIRT to enhance their enterprise program and financial management software by providing end-users with direct access to their data, resulting in increased transparency for various DoD organizations. IDS relied on Actuate’s BIRT iHub™ Visualization Platform to handle the reporting requirements, as part of their rewrite of the Comprehensive Cost and Requirement (CCaR™) System, a program and financial management system that automates the requirements of management, budgeting, planning, execution and reporting of acquisition programs.

The use of BIRT and BIRT iHub permitted DoD staff members – for the first time – to receive real-time access to all program forecast and execution data. Further, this data can now be seamlessly shared across the organization, allowing users to independently generate charts, dashboards and other visualizations. As a result, DoD has reduced the time required to collect data and answer inquiries resulting in improved internal and external communications.

“Before choosing Actuate, we had considered various other companies that showcased products claiming to possess the features we desired,” said John Cole, Chief Technology Officer at IDS, Inc. “However, BIRT and BIRT iHub were the only tool that gave us exactly what we needed. We were able to easily embed it into our preexisting CCaR™, which subsequently enabled unique user interactivity and self-service for building and viewing data – all within safe and secure connections.”

IDS will be honored today at Actuate Customer Day at the Nikko Hotel in San Francisco. The first in the series of global Actuate Customer Days, other events will take place in New York, London, Frankfurt, Paris, Singapore and Tokyo. For live updates from the San Francisco event, follow the conversation on Twitter by tracking #Actuate.

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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