Exadel and Actuate Form Strategic Alliance to Bring Web 2.0 Capabilities to Enterprise Applications

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Exadel™, a leading provider of Web 2.0-based enterprise solutions and professional services, has formed an alliance with Actuate (NASDAQ: ACTU), the people behind BIRT™, to promote the use of Actuate and BIRT in the enterprise. As a System Integrator (SI) Exadel will promote and use Actuate and BIRT in its enterprise engagements. As a result of this relationship developers will be able to save time in their development and deployment efforts by taking advantage of the integration points between JBoss Developer Studio (formerly Exadel Studio Pro), RichFaces, JBoss Tools and BIRT.

Exadel™, a leading provider of Web 2.0-based enterprise solutions and professional services, has formed an alliance with Actuate (NASDAQ: ACTU), the people behind BIRT™, to promote the use of Actuate and BIRT in the enterprise. As a System Integrator (SI) Exadel will promote and use Actuate and BIRT in its enterprise engagements. As a result of this relationship developers will be able to save time in their development and deployment efforts by taking advantage of the integration points between JBoss Developer Studio (formerly Exadel Studio Pro), RichFaces, JBoss Tools and BIRT.

"We are pleased that Exadel has joined Actuate’s BIRT Global Partner Connection program” said Rich Guth, Vice President and General Manager, open source strategy group, Actuate. "Exadel has a unique focus on building Web 2.0 applications to give business users rapid access to the data they need to remain agile in today's business climate. We look forward to working with Exadel to provide its customers with comprehensive Rich Information Applications (RIAs) with BIRT.“

“Companies today, especially small to mid-size businesses, rely on their ability to make informed decisions quickly and accurately to remain agile and maintain their competitive advantage,” said Fima Katz, CEO of Exadel. “The Rich Information Applications development environment provided by RichFaces, Actuate and BIRT gives our enterprise customers industry scalable Web 2.0 tools for real-time analysis when they need to make informed decisions. We’re seeing an increase of clients taking business intelligence to the Cloud.”

The alliance with Actuate builds upon Exadel’s deep and broad experience in helping customers solve real business problems through the use of open source tools. Working with a variety of clients, Exadel is involved in many mission-critical RIA and business intelligence projects. Exadel has been an important tooling contributor to Eclipse since the Eclipse Foundation was established. Finally, Exadel has been a leader in technical education concerning the use of open source tools for enterprise solutions transferring its knowledge through webinars, and onsite trainings. All of their strengths combined with Actuate’s strengths bring the interactive consumer experience of the web to the enterprise

About Actuate - the people behind BIRT

Actuate founded and continues to co-lead the Eclipse BIRT open source project. BIRT is the premier development environment for Rich Information Applications that present data in compelling and interactive ways via the web on any device. Actuate and its people are dedicated to making BIRT the best environment for our customers to develop Web 2.0 applications that drive revenue through higher customer satisfaction/loyalty and improve operational performance. The people of Actuate continually participate in and provide resources for the vibrant open source community that has emerged around BIRT. Anybody can participate in the BIRT movement by visiting http://www.birt-exchange.com.

Actuate offers value-add BIRT products and services that speed the development process and bring additional functionality, interactivity and enterprise scalability to BIRT-based Rich Information Applications. Actuate has over 4,400 customers globally in a diverse range of business areas including financial services and the public sector. Founded in 1993, Actuate is headquartered in San Mateo, California, with offices worldwide. Actuate is listed on NASDAQ under the symbol ACTU. For more information, visit the company's web site at http://www.actuate.com.

About Exadel

Exadel™, Inc. is the leading provider of innovative Web 2.0 application software and professional services that help organizations deploy the rich Internet applications they need to claim leadership in their markets. The company specializes in delivering fast, scalable and cost-effective solutions that leverage a global sourcing model and Open Source technologies to reduce application lifecycle costs and improve overall productivity. Exadel also offers a comprehensive suite of enterprise information access solutions that makes the next generation of collective business intelligence software as collaborative and easy to use as the web.
Founded in 1998, Exadel is privately owned with headquarters in the San Francisco Bay Area and development offices located in New York, Chicago, Minsk, Moscow and Ukraine. For more information, go to http://www.exadel.com or call 1.888.4EXADEL.

Note to Editors: Exadel is registered trademarks of Exadel, Inc. Other product or company names mentioned may be trademarks or tradenames of their respective owners.

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