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Actuate to Host Howard Dresner in Complimentary June 5th Webinar on the Practice of Embedding Business Intelligence (BI) Functionality into Customer Apps

Featuring the Dresner Wisdom of Crowds® Embedded BI Market Study trends and rankings of user preferences and perceptions

San Mateo, Calif. – May 29, 2014 Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: BIRT), The BIRT Company™ and the leader in personalized analytics and insights, today announced an upcoming complimentary webinar titled, “Wisdom of Crowds Embedded BI Market Study with Howard Dresner.” Chief Research Officer of Dresner Advisory Services, LLC, Howard Dresner will share the importance of embedded BI – by geography, vertical and target user, while providing marketplace assessments and vendor ratings from his recent report.

According to this recent report, Dresner defines embedded BI as “the technological capability to include BI features and functions as an inherent part of another application.” This report ranks 21 leading embedded BI vendors and includes a buyer’s guide. It was compiled using survey data from more than 1,100 BI users across all industries worldwide.

Webinar information

Dresner will not only describe embedded BI architecture, but will also provide insight into what users require from their embedded BI tools versus the industry’s efforts to supports these requirements.

About Howard Dresner and Dresner Advisory Services

The Wisdom of Crowds® Embedded Business Intelligence Market Study series of industry reports was conceived, designed and executed by Dresner Advisory Services, LLC – an independent advisory firm – and Howard Dresner, its President, Founder and Chief Research Officer.

Dresner is one of the foremost thought leaders in Business Intelligence and Performance Management, having coined the term “Business Intelligence” in 1989. He has published two books on the subject, lectures at forums around the globe and is regularly cited by the business and trade press.

Prior to Dresner Advisory Services, he served as Chief Strategy Officer at Hyperion Solutions and was a Research Fellow at Gartner, where he led its Business Intelligence research practice for 13 years.

Dresner has conducted and directed numerous in-depth primary research studies over the course of the past two decades and is an expert in analyzing these markets. Through the Wisdom of Crowds® Business Intelligence market research reports, he engages with a global community to redefine how research is created and shared.

Dresner conducts a weekly Twitter “tweetchat” on Fridays at 1 p.m. EDT from @howarddresner. The hashtag is #BIWisdom. During these live events the BIWisdom “tribe” discusses a wide range of Business Intelligence topics.

Find more information about Dresner Advisory Services at: www.dresneradvisory.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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Contacts:

Samantha Singh, Director, Corporate Communications, Actuate
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Jacob Moelter, Market Street Partners
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