Actuate BIRT™ Fast Start Service Launched

Actuate Announces Enterprise Class Professional Services Offering to Promote Adoption of Actuate BIRT

Bracknell, Berkshire, UK –June 13th, 2005 – Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: ACTU), the world leader in Enterprise Reporting Applications, today announced the availability of Actuate BIRT Fast Start. The Actuate BIRT Fast Start Package enables those who wish to utilise Actuate BIRT to quickly and effectively develop a pilot reporting solution with targeted assistance from Actuate's experienced professional services organisation. Actuate's accomplished e.Services staff follow a proven approach to guide an implementation through a comprehensive 5 day engagement of establishing the overall implementation framework, mentoring the application development team, and assisting with deployment.

The Actuate BIRT Fast Start Package is the latest addition to Actuate BIRT and compliments the live support, indemnification, professional services and maintenance, which are offered via an annual subscription model.

"The Actuate BIRT Fast Start Package allays IT managers and project owners’ concerns about deploying an application that leverages open source software within their corporations," said Matt Kuckuk, vice president of Operations at Actuate. "Issues with open source software include a lack of an accountable entity to address and resolve deployment issues in a timely manner. The Actuate BIRT Fast Start Package aims to build best practices and deployment expertise to enable Actuate BIRT customers to better enforce their Business Intelligence and reporting Service Level Agreements."

Features of Actuate BIRT Fast Start Package

• Rapid Implementation: Actuate BIRT's object-oriented development environment and experienced e.Services professionals will aid clients in meeting their initial report development objectives and schedule, and help make their project a success.

• Knowledge Transfer: Technical personnel will benefit by working closely with Actuate's e.Services professionals to make optimal use of Actuate to address their reporting needs.

• Resource Leverage: Actuate's e.Services professionals will assist clients in allocating and mentoring their internal resources for effective utilisation during project development and deployment phases.

• Reduced Risk: Utilising Actuate’s experienced e.Services professionals will greatly reduce implementation and deployment risks. Actuate will act as a conduit to transfer knowledge to development teams and will assist client’s teams in producing an optimal project design and help ensure the stability and efficiency of a project.

• Rapid ROI: Actuate e.Services has access to the collective knowledge and best practices of over a thousand implementations. e.Services consultants share the goal of making Actuate BIRT customers successful in their mission critical projects and will help clients get the most from their Actuate BIRT investment.

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