Actuate Corporation

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Actuate Corporation
Type Public (NASDAQBIRT)
Industry Computer software
Founded 1993
Headquarters San Mateo, California, USA
Key people Nicolas C. Nierenberg, Founder, Chairman of the Board & Chief Architect
Peter I. Cittadini, CEO & President
Products BIRT, BIRT iHub, BIRT Analytics, Actuate Customer Communications Suite
Revenue Increase US$134.6 Million (FY 2013)[1]
Operating income Increase US$23.4 Million (FY 2013)[1]
Net income Increase US$16.7 Million (FY 2013)[1]
Total assets Increase US$196.1 Million (FY 2013)[2]
Total equity Increase US$128.8 Million (FY 2013)[2]
Employees 570 (as of December 31, 2013)
Website www.actuate.com

Actuate Corporation is a publicly traded reporting, analytics and customer communications software company based in San Mateo, California, part of the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley. The company is known for its creation of the open source Eclipse BIRT business data reporting project launched by the Eclipse Foundation in 2004. Actuate software helps businesses and OEMs worldwide serve their customers within the finance, government, manufacturing, telecommunications, and healthcare industries, among others.

In addition to its headquarters in California, Actuate has offices across the U.S. and in Toronto, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Barcelona, Fribourg, Singapore, Tokyo and Sydney.

Actuate's primary commercial offerings include the BIRT Designers, and the BIRT iHub development and deployment platform for developers; BIRT Analytics for business analysts' own predictive analytics exercises; and the Actuate Customer Communications Suite for processing, transformation and delivery of high-volume content to an organization's own customers.

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BIRT[edit]

Open source BIRT consists of a designer and a runtime engine for generating report content that can be embedded into an application.

BIRT iHub[edit]

Actuate’s commercial offerings include BIRT iHub, containing various viewing capabilities, and BIRT Designer Pro. Developers use BIRT Designer Pro to build data visualizations, such as reports, dashboards and analytic content. This content can then be deployed and distributed to end users using BIRT iHub, the deployment server. BIRT iHub supports easy integration and access to multiple data sources. Server offerings are based on BIRT iServer, a report server with scheduling, distribution, security and alerts capabilities.

BIRT Analytics[edit]

BIRT Analytics is self-service software for business analysts who want to perform their own predictive analytics on customer behavior and purchasing patterns using any source of small or Big Data, including social media activity, to enhance customer engagement.

Actuate Customer Communications Suite[edit]

The Actuate Customer Communications Suite offers full spectrum functionality and includes modules for transforming, processing, personalizing, archiving and delivering high-volume content, correspondence and communications to an organization's customers. Examples of such communication include bank statements, insurance policies, explanation of benefits documents and utility bills.

Actuate's Document Accessibility Appliance, part of the above-mentioned suite, was introduced in April 2014 and is based on patented technology. The Appliance is a software tool that automatically converts high volumes of electronically delivered documents into accessible PDF files (PDF/UA format) to make them “readable” by digital readers designed for visually impaired individuals. An organization's deployment of the Document Accessibility Appliance helps to ensure compliance with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 Conformance Level AA.

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