Actuate to host Eighth Annual International User Conference

Attendees from Leading Global Organizations to Further Develop Expertise in Enterprise Reporting and Business Intelligence

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., July 1, 2004 -- Actuate Corporation (Nasdaq:ACTU), the world leader in Enterprise Reporting Applications, today announced its eighth Annual International User Conference. The Actuate International User Conference 2004 will be held August 23-25 at the Westin Century Plaza Hotel & Spa, Los Angeles, Calif. This year's conference will focus on the business and technology considerations of widely adopted and scalable Enterprise Reporting Applications, featuring keynote speakers from Citigroup and MetLife. The event will also present the Actuate Excellence Awards recognizing customer innovation and exceptional return on investment.

"The Actuate International User Conference provides a thought leadership and networking forum for the Actuate worldwide user community to share experiences, best practices and successful solutions," said Pete Cittadini, president and CEO of Actuate. "The event provides our attendees with the insight they need to further leverage their investments in our Enterprise Reporting Application Platform, and enables Actuate to share product direction and our vision for the future with our valued customers."

The conference will be kicked off with keynote addresses from MetLife's Vice President, IT AD -- Corporate Systems, Bill Mc Callion; Citigroup's Director, Global Electronic Customer Delivery, Stephen Rycroft; Actuate's CEO and President, Pete Cittadini; and Actuate's Chairman of the Board and Chief Architect, Nico Nierenberg. On the first day of the conference, Actuate will also recognize outstanding customer innovation and the most effective customer return on investment, by announcing the winners of the Actuate Excellence Awards.

In addition, Actuate will also offer six conference tracks that include more than 60 individualized sessions delivered by customers and Actuate experts. Designed to help IT leaders and business users get maximum value from Enterprise Reporting investments, track themes include:

-- Integration Technologies

-- Best Practices & Implementation Stories

-- Actuate Design Environments

-- Actuate Server Operations

-- Business Strategy

-- Embedded Reporting

Several solution demonstrations are planned at the Actuate International User Conference 2004 Partner Fair, and immediately following the event Actuate plans to offer beginner, intermediate and advanced training courses suitable for Business Analysts, Experienced Developers and Application Administrators.

Actuate International User Conference Registration

The 2004 Actuate International User Conference is open to Actuate's licensed customers, resellers and certified partners. For more information, or to register for the conference, please visit or email

About the Actuate Excellence Awards 2004

The Actuate Excellence Awards Program was created to recognize innovation and impressive return on investment among Actuate customers. Our customers consistently set new standards of excellence in their industries, and the Excellence Awards identify and reward those companies and individuals. Nominations are being accepted until July 30th. To find out more or to submit an entry please visit:

About Actuate Corporation

Actuate Corporation is the world leader in Enterprise Reporting Applications that ensure 100% adoption by users. Actuate's Enterprise Reporting Application Platform is the foundation on which Global 9000 organizations (companies with annual revenues greater than $1 billion) and packaged application software vendors develop intuitive, Web portal-like reporting and analytic applications that empower 100% of users with decision-making information. These applications are deployed inside and outside the firewall to improve corporate performance across a range of business functions including financial management, sales, human resource management, and customer self-service. When tested against other business intelligence products, Actuate's Enterprise Reporting Application Platform has been proven to offer industry-leading scalability and the lowest Total Cost of Ownership. Actuate has 2,800 customers globally in a range of industries including financial services, pharmaceuticals, insurance, and distribution services, as well as the government sector.

Founded in 1993, Actuate has headquarters in South San Francisco, Calif., and has offices worldwide. Actuate is listed on the NASDAQ exchange under the symbol ACTU. For more information on Actuate, visit the company's Web site at

Actuate and the Actuate logo are registered trademarks of Actuate Corporation and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and certain other countries. All other brands, names or trademarks mentioned may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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At A Glance Actuate Corporation 
Headquarters: South San Francisco, California 
CEO: Pete Cittadini 
Employees: 531 
Ticker: ACTU (NASDAQ)  
Revenues: $104.5MM (2003) 
Net Income: -$4.4MM (2003) 

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