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Actuate, Infosys E&R and COMPEGENCE See Success From New Faculty Development Program

  Actuate, Infosys E&R and COMPEGENCE See Success From New Faculty Development
  Program

Jointly Sponsored Program Delivers Expert Training, Provides Faculty with
Unique Methods for Teaching Future Business Intelligence Professionals

Business Wire

SAN MATEO, Calif. -- December 19, 2012

Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: BIRT), The BIRT Company™ – delivering more
insights to more people than all BI companies combined, announced today the
results of their jointly sponsored Faculty Development Program (FDP) on data
warehousing and business intelligence (BI). With co-sponsors COMPEGENCE and
Infosys E&R, the unique training program has resulted in increased
understanding and enthusiasm from students who are the BI professionals of the
future. The program is taking traditional business intelligence education to
the next level with workshops for professors and scholars, bringing business
intelligence to life through hands-on learning and practice.

Reporting on the differences made by the FDP program, Professor Sejal
Nimbhalkar, of T John Institute of Technology, Bangalore, has initiated a
pilot project in teaching BI with Actuate, and students are enthusiastic and
satisfied with the tool. Professor Shrikanth Athnikar, KLE DR. M.S., of
Sheshagiri College of Engineering and Technology, Belgaum, reports that the
College has trained ten of its selected students, and they are planning to
incorporate Actuate for reporting projects. And one of the Colleges at BMS
College of Engineering has sent a proposal to the University to include this
subject as covered in the workshop as part of Curriculum from the next
academic session.

“With the FDP hands-on sessions, we gained confidence and inspiration to take
business intelligence learnings to our students,” said Sunitha Watts, Faculty
of CITI College, Bangalore. “Compared to other tools we have seen, Actuate is
simpler and more user-friendly.”

Addressing the motivation behind sponsoring the program, Nobby Akiha, Senior
Vice President of Marketing, Actuate, said, “The ability to inspire the
world’s future business intelligence leaders to garner the appropriate skills
and capabilities to manage business analytics starts with enhancing the
training they receive at university. The key is to educate students and help
them understand that, in today’s global workplace, business users as well as
data engineers have much higher expectations of how easily and how fast
business analytics technology can deliver insights to drive business
improvement.”

The Faculty Development Program enables the provision of interactive training
to the faculty through relevant case studies, videos, and brainstorm sessions.
Through the faculty in attendance, FDP aims to educate and transfer knowledge
to university students on the importance of strategic data management as well
as tactical usage of business intelligence. An integral part of the program
involves teaching faculty members how to translate FDP learnings into
semester-long, in-classroom sessions – including strategic faculty follow-up
plans.

Actuate – The BIRT Company™

Actuate founded and co-leads the BIRT open source project, which is used by
over 1.5 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 www.actuate.com or engage with the BIRT community at
www.birt-exchange.com.

Copyright © 2012 Actuate Corporation. All rights reserved. Actuate,
ActuateOne, and the Actuate logo are registered trademarks of Actuate
Corporation and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and certain other countries. The
use of the word “partner” or “partnership” does not imply a legal partnership
relationship between Actuate and any other company. All other brands, names or
trademarks mentioned may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Contact:

Actuate Corporation
Leena Bengani, +1-650-645-3837
abengani@actuate.com
Twitter: @Actuate