Actuate Chooses databeacon for OEM Partnership to Add Web-based Information Analysis to e.Reporting Suite

Internetivity's new California-based OEM Partner introduces databeacon functionality to a Global 2000 Customer Base

Ottawa, Canada, March 15, 2001 --InterNetivity Inc., creators of databeacon™ browser-based data analysis and reporting software for mass audiences, today announced a strategic OEM partnership with San Francisco-based Actuate® Corp. (NASDAQ:ACTU), the market-leading provider of Information Delivery solutions for Global 2000 companies. Underlining the strategic importance of the deal, the partnership includes a minority investment in InterNetivity Inc., with Actuate's chairman, Nico Nierenberg, joining InterNetivity's Board of Directors.

Actuate e.Reporting Suite 5 is designed for companies seeking to streamline e-business processes and deepen customer relationships by delivering information in a more timely and useful manner. Information delivered by Actuate 5 is high-value business data for use by Global 2000 customers, partners and employees including transaction histories, performance summaries, manufacturing and distribution status reports and customer account information. databeacon software provides the integral analysis component of Actuate 5, rebranded as e.Analysis.

Actuate was seeking a mass deployment solution that offers customers, partners and employees a no-manual, no-training information analysis capability that can be performed entirely in the user's browser using client PC resources without a continuous connection to the corporate server. The advantage of not burdening the company network allows thousands of users to conduct analysis simultaneously, where hundreds could previously, using traditional analysis and reporting solutions.

"It's safe to say that the new e.Analysis capability in our e.Reporting Suite has assisted us in acquiring new customers and expanding the use of our product line among existing customers," said Nobby Akiha, Actuate's vice president of marketing. "We knew a Web-based analysis component would be a real value-add to the Actuate Suite. databeacon is a perfect fit because of its unparalleled ease of use and easy integration with our core product. Furthermore, databeacon's architecture allows e.Analyis to work directly off Actuate content on a Web site which can be generated from virtually any data source. We like the fact that there is no need to create new data structures or pre-configure existing data. Actuate Web content has always been highly interactive, but with e.Analysis the information becomes even more so, enabling users to conduct analysis in a variety of ways, creating personalized views of the data all without any need for training."

One of Actuate's key customers is Comergent Technologies Inc. of Redwood City, CA, which creates the Comergent Distributed E-Business System, a comprehensive suite of enterprise applications that enable organizations to engage in sell-side B2B collaborative commerce. Commenting on the e.Analysis component of Actuate's suite, Tom Mescall, vice president of product marketing and strategy said, "With this browser-based analysis functionality, end-users can view and interact with existing data from Comergent applications in new ways, with no additional effort from our developers. Providing visibility into channel and customer activities, as well as their preferences, is a key benefit of the Comergent solution." Comergent resells the Actuate solution to high-tech manufacturing companies such as Cisco and Seagate.

"We're excited to be working with a company of Actuate's calibre and to be part of a product that is so widely respected and utilized by Global 2000 companies," said InterNetivity's CEO and president, Andy Coutts. "This agreement with Actuate is ultimately about both parties seeing good returns. We're already seeing strong sell-through of the product to Actuate's customers, demonstrating that there's a real need for databeacon's approach to easy and efficient Web-based information analysis."

About InterNetivity Inc.
Founded in 1995, InterNetivity Inc. is the fast growing pioneer of information outreach™ applications and award-winning developer of databeacon software for information analysis to the masses. databeacon excels in the delivery of personalized content and analytical capabilities and is noted for its scalable ease of use, scalable architecture, ease of deployment and customization advantages. Target markets are those that need self-service, Web-based analytical functionality without the need for training and manuals; specifically, online billing, supply chain, ASP, and CRM markets. Awards for databeacon include an Analyst's Choice award from eWeek Magazine and Editor's Choice and Readers Choice awards from Java Developer's Journal. Privately held InterNetivity is based in Ottawa, ON, Canada, with sales offices in several North American cities. For more information on InterNetivity and its offerings contact the company at (613) 729-4480, toll-free at (888) 921-8360, or email the company at You can also visit the company's Web sites at

About Actuate Corp.
Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: ACTU) is the leading provider of Information Delivery solutions for Global 2000 companies, Internet start-ups and packaged application software vendors. Actuate builds solutions for customer applications including e-CRM, e-Procurement and Net marketplaces. Actuate's Information Delivery solutions make it easy to extract operational data from disparate systems and publish secure, interactive and perfectly formatted content that is seamlessly integrated with the rest of a company's Web site. By instantly delivering personalized content to 100,000s of end users - without downloads - companies using Actuate can increase revenue, reduce costs and improve customer service. Actuate has over 1,000 direct customers and over 100 OEM partners including American Express, AT&T, Bank of America, BMC Software, Chase Manhattan Corporation, Clarify, Enron, Lucent Technologies, WorldCom, PeopleSoft and Siebel.

Founded in 1993, Actuate has headquarters in South San Francisco, CA, USA, and has offices worldwide. For more information on Actuate, visit the company's Web site at

Actuate Corp.Contact:
Kevin Wolf

InterNetivity Inc. Contact:
Nathan Rudyk
613.729.4480, ext. 304


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