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

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Plug-in Enables Integration of SAP Business Warehouse Data into ActuateOne for
Combined Access to Big Data and Other Operational Data Sources
SAN MATEO, Calif.--(Business Wire)--
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 useBIRT 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 info@yash.com.

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 analyticsand 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. 

Copyright © 2013 Actuate Corporation. All rights reserved. Actuate, ActuateOne,
and the Actuate logo are registered trademarks of Actuate Corporation and/or its
affiliates in the U.S. and certain other countries. The use of the word
"partner" or "partnership" does not imply a legal partnership relationship
between Actuate and any other company. All other brands, names or trademarks
mentioned may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Actuate Corporation
Leena Bengani, +1 650-645-3837
lbengani@actuate.com
or
YASH Technologies
Kara Ferry, +1 309-751-1675
kara.ferry@yash.com

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