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Actuate and YASH Technologies Launch Connector For SAP BW to Provide Easy Access, Retrieval and Integration With BIRT

Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: BIRT) The BIRT Company delivering more insights to more people than all BI companies combined, and YASH Technologies – a leading technology services and outsourcing partner for medium and large global customers, today announced immediate availability of the SAP BW Connector for BIRT. The native plug-in was built using the Eclipse-based ODA framework, and is the latest in a series of BIRT-based connectors for popular data sources. The SAP BW Connector for BIRT features an intuitive GUI similar to the BIRT and ActuateOne® interfaces, and enables users to easily configure queries to SAP Business Warehouse (BW). The data retrieved can then be combined inside ActuateOne products with data of any magnitude or complexity, including Big Data from sources such as machine logs and social media.

“As a premier partner of Actuate and multi-level partner of SAP, YASH is well poised to take advantage of technologies from the two companies to create this connector. With years of experience in developing products and supporting large enterprises worldwide, we felt there was a strong need for a connector which would enable access to SAP BW data using the Eclipse-based ODA,” said Gautam Gupta, BI Practice Director for YASH. “This connector enables SAP BW customers to extend their data outside of the SAP environment to use BIRT and ActuateOne for analytical and reporting purposes, thus significantly increasing their return on investment.”

“The SAP BW Connector for BIRT is designed for any BIRT developer or IT organization looking for an easy and intuitive way to integrate SAP BW data with BIRT or ActuateOne,” said David Rosenbacher, Vice President of Worldwide Sales Engineering for Actuate. “Once the connector has been configured, it is quick and easy for developers to begin accessing SAP BW data by performing native queries. Prior to availability of this connector, accessing the proprietary SAP multidimensional data was known to be challenging.”

Additional features of the connector include platform independence; OLAP access to SAP data via web services; ability to create, access and customize MultiDimensional eXpression (MDX) queries; ability to slice, filter and sort MDX cross-joins; BEx Query Designer parameter handling; and localization support.

Actuate’s Collaboration with YASH Technologies

YASH is an Actuate Silver Integrator partner and the relationship between the two companies goes back many years. Through jointly developing and marketing this connector, Actuate and YASH are extending their alliance.

As an active member of the BIRT Exchange developer community, YASH has helped clients to adopt and use both open Source BIRT as well as ActuateOne, the BIRT-based suite of commercial products for development and deployment of business analytics applications. Their experience includes working with BIRT as an embedded reporting solution, which includes report development, deployment and application integration. YASH’s BI Center of Excellence (COE) provides clients a head start in applying industry best practices and reporting frameworks, and includes access to a set of reusable components and libraries.

Live Web Seminar and Further Information

To register for the joint live web seminar on March 21, 2013: http://www.actuate.com/info/wsem-q113-nao-yash. Attendees will learn about the extensible features of ActuateOne and BIRT, and be shown how to develop reports against SAP cubes.

For more information about the SAP BW Connector for BIRT, please visit: http://www.yash.com/enterprise-it-products/yash-oda-connector.php or http://www.actuate.com/yash-oda-connector.

About YASH Technologies

YASH Technologies focuses on customer success. As a leading technology services and outsourcing partner for medium and large global customers, we leverage technology and our flexible delivery models to drive performance and business value throughout a customer’s enterprise. YASH’s comprehensive service approach incorporates a holistic view of our customers that extends beyond delivery. This approach integrates enterprise solutions and services, proprietary best practice offerings, strategic application and maintenance outsourcing, as well as consulting and integration services. YASH is a SEI CMMI (Level 3) and an ISO 9001:2008 certified company with U.S. and India headquarters and regional sales and development offices spread across five continents. For more information, please visit www.yash.com or email [email protected].

About Actuate – The BIRT Company

Actuate founded and co-leads the BIRT open source project, which is used by more than 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, BIRT-based business 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 deployment.

Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Actuate has over 5,000 customers globally in a diverse range of business areas including financial services, technology 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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