|[November 08, 2012]
Actuate Names FirstBank, and LACSD, as Winners of 2012 Customer Excellence Awards
SAN FRANCISCO --(Business Wire)--
Actuate (News - Alert) Corporation (NASDAQ: BIRT), The BIRT
Company™ - delivering more insights to more people than all BI companies
combined - today announced that it has recognized FirstBank of
Denver, Colorado, and County Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County (LACSD),
with 2012 Excellence Awards in the "BIRT Implementation" category.
FirstBank: Cost Savings and Time Savings for Thousands of End Users
FirstBank was recognized for its implementation of BIRT and ActuateOne®
to develop a single-environment, highly efficient and integrated
enterprise reporting structure that can be managed by BI developers to
ease the burden on the company's Java and Windows developers. The
solution - built for thousands of FirstBank users - reduces integration
complexity and development costs by increasing speed and ease of report
development. It provides the flexibility to integrate and combine data
sources, and supports planned future enhancements including mobile
delivery and a self-service platform. The solution includes ActuateOne
v11 with Oracle (News - Alert) Advanced Security in a VMware virtualized environment.
By deploying this solution among thousands of users and multiple
branches, FirstBank has estimated they were able to cut run time by 90%
on long-running reports and saved development time by up to 50%.
Further, by leveraging Actuate resources like BIRT
Exchange, they were able to pull LDAP information, along with
related information from a web service and a database. Prior to the
adoption of ActuateOne, FirstBank could not combine all of these data
sources into one report, nor make all that information seamlessly
available to the end user.
"With Actuate, we found a platform that is easy to learn, incredibly
fast, and scalable to all of our needs - we were able to improve
efficiency with quicker report deployment and time to market," said Ryan
Buerger, Distributed Applications Manager for FirstBank. "In the future,
we expect to streamline further, by converting or eliminating all
non-Actuate reports, including 200 Crystal reports, with the help of
Actuate's Professional Services team."
LACSD: Driving the Botto Line with Effective Dashboards
The County Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County (LACSD),
California, was recognized for its implementation of BIRT and ActuateOne
to provide all users with custom reporting and dashboards that
visualize high-level information intuitively, but can also easily and
quickly reveal detailed transaction data behind the scenes. The solution
supported LACSD's objective of leveraging critical business information
in its work and asset management solution to drive decision-making at
many levels in the organization. For example, new dashboards communicate
real time information on how much fleet vehicles cost to run, or help
identify future savings in preventive maintenance. LACSD has been using
Actuate for 10 years among more than 400 developers and end users.
"The concept of one server having that information housed all in the
same place and - I think more importantly - in the same recognizable
format of the information object, is incredibly useful because it
translates in all the different packages no matter what level the user's
experience is," said Sean Christian, Senior Engineer at LACSD. "Using
the Actuate product, we've increased our cost savings and scalability,
and we've discovered many ways to better leverage the data we already
have. It's evolving into a communication tool."
Winners of the Actuate Excellence awards were honored this morning at
ActuateOne Live! in San Francisco.
Further information on ActuateOne Live! in New York on November 14 can
be found here: www.actuate.com/acd.
Join the conversation on Twitter (News - Alert): #A1Live.
About Actuate - The BIRT Company™
Actuate founded and co-leads the BIRT
open source project, which is used by over 2 million developers
around the globe and serves as the foundation of the ActuateOne®
platform. Applications built on ActuateOne deliver more business and
consumer insights to more people than all BI companies combined -
ensuring organizations are ready for the exponential growth of Big Data
and the proliferation of touch devices.
The ActuateOne platform empowers developers to rapidly develop custom,
analytics and customer
communications applications. ActuateOne applications built with one
BIRT design can access and integrate any data, including
unstructured sources. They provide one
user experience regardless of skill level and are
supported by one
platform for any cloud, hybrid, on-premise, web or touch device
Headquartered in Silicon
Valley, Actuate has over 5,000 customers globally in a diverse
range of business areas including financial
and the public
sector. Actuate is listed on NASDAQ under the symbol BIRT. For
more information, visit www.actuate.com
or engage with the BIRT community at www.birt-exchange.com.
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