SunGard partners with Actuate to add advanced Web-based risk reporting to Panorama KnowledgeFactory - Reporting is secure, ergonomic and scaleable

NEW YORK, November 2, 2001– SunGard Trading and Risk Systems, an operating group of SunGard (NYSE: SDS), today announced that its Panorama operating unit has partnered with Actuate Corporation, the Information Delivery market leader, for electronic reporting of the risk and portfolio analyses produced by Panorama KnowledgeFactory.

Panorama KnowledgeFactory is an on-demand data analysis and reporting solution delivered via the Web. It combines the ‘anytime, anywhere’ access of the Internet with the features of Panorama to act as a central data and analysis repository. KnowledgeFactory consolidates information from Panorama and other systems, and processes the data using high performance Panorama calculation engines. A ready-made range of portfolio analyses is available, while custom analyses can also be accommodated.

KnowledgeFactory uses Microsoft .NET technology, is Web server independent and fully scalable to address very high volumes. Results are made available in a secure format via the Web to external clients and investors alongside internal users.

Actuate’s e.Reporting suite is a comprehensive Information Delivery solution for publishing operational business data to the Web in the form of rich interactive pages. The e.Reporting platform supports multiple output formats, delivering perfectly formatted content to people via a browser (via DHTML), to a printer (via PDF), or to another application (via XML). It can be seamlessly embedded within Panorama Knowledge Factory for user-configurable Web reporting of complex calculations and analyses produced by Panorama.

Actuate’s Information Delivery technology offers direct access/downloads to Excel. Features include the "precise printing tool", which exports content into PDF format rather than printing directly from the Web browser, and a search facility across reports, which allows for ease of navigation in complex data. These features enable the delivery of clear, concise content and further enhance the ergonomics of the solution.Actuate’s e.Reporting suite is interactive and intuitive, and uniquely provides page-level security.Like Panorama, it is a high-performance, scaleable and customizable solution.

Alan Hamilton, managing director of Actuate UK, said, "Companies in the finance sector are under huge pressure to update and inform their clients accurately and instantly. Our technology allows companies to deliver information quickly and efficiently, leaving finance professionals with more time to concentrate on better servicing their customers."

Gavin Lavelle, president of the Panorama operating unit, said, "In order for data to add value to an organization, it must be organized and presented in an easily understood fashion. Using KnowledgeFactory and Actuate, clients of Panorama can define the display of the business critical information produced by Panorama and distribute it to a broad audience so that they can best interpret and act upon it."

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