company_name = Actuate Corporation
company_type = Public(nasdaq|ACTU)
company_slogan = Powering the Open Enterprise
foundation = 1993
location = flagicon|California San Mateo, California
key_people = Nicolas C. Nierenberg, Founder, Chairman of the Board & Chief Architect
Peter I. Cittadini, CEO & President
Daniel A. Gaudreau, Senior Vice President, Operations & CFO
num_employees = 581 (as of Q4 2007)
revenue = FY '07 $140.6 million USD.
net_income = FY '07 $20.2 million USD.
industry = Computer software
products = Actuate 9, Actuate BIRT
homepage = []

Actuate Corporation develops Business Intelligence, Performance Management and Java Reporting software. Actuate is also heavily involved in the Eclipse Foundation, as a board member, strategic developer and co-leader of the BIRT (Business Intelligence and Reporting Tools) project. Founded in 1993, the company employs about 600 people and serves over 4,000 customers worldwide.

* Actuate 9 is the company's core product suite. Actuate reports are constructed on a Collaborative Reporting Architecture. The Collaborative Reporting Architecture provides skills-specific environments and leverages Eclipse, Java, portlets, XML, AJAX. The architecture enables design sharing and interactive viewing. Actuate 9 provides 3 essential types of Enterprise Reporting:
** Collaborative Reporting - Interactive reporting jointly developed by IT and business users enables design sharing across skill-matched reporting tools.
**Spreadsheet Reporting - Automatically generates analysis-ready, data-driven Excel spreadsheets for large user populations.
** Brochure-Quality Reporting - Brand-conscious, precise, multi-format reporting, leveraged in customer interaction applications and operational performance reporting where ease of consumption is the driving factor.

* [ BIRT Reporting] BIRT reports are an open source reporting solution that have been developed as part of the Eclipse Foundation.

* Actuate Performancesoft Suite is a product set that resulted from Actuate's 2006 acquisition of [ Performancesoft Inc] . Performancesoft was the maker of Performancesoft Views (formerly known as pbviews), a well known Performance management and balanced scorecard and activity management software vendor.

Data Sources Supported

Accessible data sources include:

* Oracle, IBM DB2, Microsoft Access, Sybase, Teradata, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, EJB's
* Spreadsheets such as Microsoft Excel or CSV
* Text files and XML
* Mainframe data sources
* Any other data source accessible through ODBC or OLAP.
* SAP, PeopleSoft, Siebel, other packaged applications via Open Data Access- ODA
* Ability to integrate any or all data sources via Enterprise Information Integration or EII

Actuate Software Products

* Report Development
** Actuate BIRT Report Designer Professional
** Actuate e.Report Designer Professional
** Actuate e.Spreadsheet Designer
* Report Deployment
** Actuate iPortal
** Actuate iServer
** Actuate e.Spreadsheet Engine
* End User Reporting and Analytics
** Actuate Interactive Viewer for BIRT Reports
** Actuate BusinessReport Studio
** Actuate Analytics Cube Designer
* Data Integration
** Actuate Information Object Designer
* Performance Management
** Actuate Performancesoft Views
** Actuate Performancesoft Track

ee also

*BIRT (Business Intelligence and Reporting Tools)
*Business Intelligence
*Performance Management

External links

* [ Actuate Corporation] web site
* [ BIRT Exchange Community Site - Resources for BIRT developers]
* [ Actuate stock report]

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