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Actuate Corporation
Actuate founded and co-leads the Eclipse BIRT open source project. BIRT is the premier development environment for presenting compelling data visualizations to

actuate reporting  Corporation Actuate founded and co-leads the Eclipse BIRT open source project. BIRT is the premier development environment for presenting compelling data visualizations to users and an integral part of Actuate products. Actuate offers BIRT products including the ActuateOne® product suite built on BIRT, the BIRT Performance Scorecard application that embeds BIRT, and the Xenos Enterprise Server that transforms legacy documents and data that can be fed into BIRT and other channels.

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Sales Force Automation (SFA)

Sales Force Automation (SFA) systems help sales and marketing teams with functions related to taking orders, generating proposals or quotes, managing territories, managing partners, and maintaining contact data. Systems often include various levels of analytic and reporting capabilities. 

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