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BIRT Gains 500,000 New Developer Customers in Six Months; Community Grows to More than 3.5 Million BIRT Developers Worldwide

Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: BIRT), The BIRT Company™ and the leader in personalized analytics and insights, today announced the number of developers using BIRT worldwide has grown to 3.5 million, an increase of 500,000 in just six months, based on quarterly surveys conducted by an independent, global, developer research firm.

“We are delighted that developers continue to adopt BIRT in record numbers,” said Nobby Akiha, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Actuate. “This independent quarterly research confirms that the broadening BIRT product line meets the needs of a wide range of developers when it comes to building or embedding superior reporting and visualization into their data-enriched applications.

“Additionally, the growth in the number of developers following Actuate is clearly reflected in the surge in our social media engagement levels,” added Akiha. “Actuate’s BIRT social media profile continues to grow organically, with new followers on Facebook, Twitter and Google+, indicating a vibrant and active BIRT community. We have also observed a 50% increase in the number of visitors to our new developer.actuate.com site since its introduction last fall.”

New developer site sports new Actuate identity, free trial downloads and more

Actuate introduced a new brand identity and new developer website: developer.actuate.com, late last year. In addition to supporting the BIRT community through forums and peer-to-peer sharing of content, the new developer site features downloads of the Eclipse BIRT IDE (co-founded and sponsored by Actuate) as well as free trial downloads of Actuate commercial BIRT products such as the various BIRT Designers, BIRT iHub™, and the free open-source add-on BIRT Viewer Toolkit™.

Additionally, developers and other professionals can view thousands of new videos, articles and tutorials to help them become more familiar and proficient with the technology. Since launching its new identity and structure, the number of developer.actuate.com visitors has grown by 50%.

Announcing “BIRT Meetups” and the Actuate blog site

Actuate also launched BIRT Meetups for developers in the San Francisco Bay Area, London, New York City and Washington, D.C., with a new Meetup coming soon to France.

Also just launched is Actuate’s comprehensive blog site at blogs.actuate.com, with blogs by more than 10 subject matter experts covering Actuate’s three divisions: BIRT, Analytics and CCM (Customer Communication Management).

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.

Copyright © 2014 Actuate Corporation. All rights reserved. Actuate, legodo, BIRT iHub, BIRT Analytics, Actuate Customer Communications Suite, The Actuate Document Accessibility Appliance, BIRT onDemand, BIRT Viewer Toolkit, and the Actuate logo are trademarks or 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.

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