Actuate Names North Star BlueScope Steel, and Access Data as Winners of 2012 Customer Excellence Awards

  Actuate Names North Star BlueScope Steel, and Access Data as Winners of 2012
  Customer Excellence Awards

Direct and OEM Customers Implement ActuateOne with BIRT to Improve Operational
Efficiency, Collaboration and Customer Communication

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NEW YORK -- November 14, 2012

Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: BIRT), The BIRT Company™ – delivering more
insights to more people than all BI companies combined – today announced that
it has recognized two customers: North Star BlueScope Steel (NSBSL), and
Access Data (Broadridge Financial), with 2012 Actuate Excellence Awards for
their implementations of ActuateOne^® with BIRT, and of BIRT Performance

North Star BlueScope Steel (NSBSL) Recognized in the “BIRT Implementation”
Category, for Streamlining Multiple Interfaces into a Single BI Visualization
Framework to Drive Operational Improvement on All Levels

NSBSL won for their implementation of ActuateOne with BIRT, to support
replacement of their multiple, disparate reporting solutions with a single,
standard BI framework. ActuateOne provided value-added functionality that
NSBSL needed to make that transition, including the ability to retrieve data
from any source, no matter how large. Another factor in the decision to choose
Actuate was the ability to leverage NSBSL’s existing investment with IBM
Maximo through seamless integration via BIRT.

“When I saw a demo of the tools Actuate provided, I knew right away it
wouldhelp us increase the visibilityof our essential operations andhelp the
management team runthe businesswithimproved operational efficiency and
agility,” said Miguel Alvarez, NSBSL President. “This had become a top
priority for our development staff.”

ActuateOne, with its ease of use and virtually unlimited extensibility for
collaboration, allows NSBSL to provide operational information to all 350
employees as well as to customers, vendors and suppliers, making
visualizations and performance dashboards available to everyone from any

Access Data Recognized for OEM Implementation of ActuateOne with BIRT

Access Data, a Broadridge Financial Solutions (NYSE: BR) company, and a
long-time customer of Actuate, won an award in the “BIRT OEM Implementation”
category, for the implementation of ActuateOne v11 with BIRT embedded as part
of their SalesVision^® platform, an enterprise data management and reporting
solution. The features of ActuateOne allowed Access Data to offer asset
managers and financial intermediaries the ability to personalize their own
reports with exactly the capabilities they want.Access Data’s SalesVision
automates the collection of mutual fund transactions across all distribution
channels and delivers consistent, reliable and timely information from one
data source.

“Having partnered with Actuate for years, we quickly realized that the
enhanced visualization features of ActuateOne with BIRT would allow us to
offer our customers the interactive reporting capabilities they were asking
for,” said Mike Bryan, Development Manager, at Access Data.

Winners of the Actuate Excellence awards were honored this morning in New York
City, at ActuateOne Live! 2012 – Actuate’s annual industry event. Join the
conversation on Twitter: #A1Live.

About Actuate – The BIRT Company™

Actuate founded and co-leads the BIRT open source project, which is used by
over 2 million developers around the globe and serves as the foundation of the
ActuateOne^® platform. Applications built on ActuateOne deliver more business
and consumer insights to more people than all BI companies combined - ensuring
organizations are ready for the exponential growth of Big Data and the
proliferation of touch devices.

The ActuateOne platform empowers developers to rapidly develop custom,
BIRT-based business analytics  and customer communications applications.
ActuateOne applications built with one BIRT design can access and integrate
any data, including unstructured sources. They provide one user experience
regardless of skill level and are supported by one platform for any cloud,
hybrid, on-premise, web or touch device deployment.

Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Actuate has over 5,000 customers globally in
a diverse range of business areas including financial services,  technology
and the public sector. Actuate is listed on NASDAQ under the symbol BIRT. For
more information, visit or engage with the BIRT community at

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