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Actuate Offers ActuateOne for Customer Communications Management


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Actuate Corporation today announced ActuateOne® for Customer Communications Management (CCM), an integrated solution for top-tier organizations to design, process, store and deliver high-volume customer communications, including account statements, policies, and bills. ActuateOne for CCM is the first in a series of solutions based on the BIRT iHub, a next generation solution deployment framework for delivering applications that keep end-users up to date on the insights they need – where and when they are needed.

“ActuateOne for CCM is designed to give organizations ultimate flexibility to integrate individual components within their existing infrastructures, or to deploy the complete solution to manage their enterprise customer communications,” said Steve Jones, Vice President and General Manager, Actuate Xenos Group. “With the solution, organizations are now able to aggregate customer data for campaign analysis, create targeted customer communications and deliver them to customers through their desired channels, via print and mail or digital channels on desktop or mobile devices.”

“In Customer Communications Management, as with other information management environments, awareness of the entire CCM process tends to be fragmented and limited to an individual’s specific area of focus,” said John Mancini, President at AIIM International. “When information managers don’t have a sense of how the entire Customer Communications process fits together, it limits their ability to make optimal decisions, plus they waste an inordinate amount of resources trying to integrate technologies and processes. What are needed are end-to-end technologies that enable CCM to be understood across data acquisition, content composition, processing, archiving and delivery.”

Within an integrated ActuateOne for CCM environment, organizations can:

  • Build market-driven and customer targeted strategies: With
    sophisticated data acquisition, data mining and analytics,
    organizations can freely analyze customer data. Marketers can identify
    market-specific insights and create targeted communications.
    Communications can be defined to insert directed trans-promo, next
    best offers and targeted marketing messages tailored to each targeted
    customer segment.
  • Compose and create targeted customer communications: With
    end-to-end document composition using BIRT, ActuateOne for CCM
    simplifies the creation of customer communications. Taking raw data
    from varying data sources, the solution creates targeted and
    personalized customer communications for both modern-interactive and
    traditional-print delivery. Through the use of definable templates
    organizations can quickly create customer communications with
    organizational branding, customer data and personalized marketing
  • Automate and manage customer communications: With leading
    document processing and transformation capabilities, ActuateOne for
    CCM easily stays on top of data deluge and the process complexity that
    accompanies it. The solution simplifies the processes involved in
    managing disparate systems and applications by managing the end-to-end
    communications process, from data acquisition to analysis,
    composition, archive and delivery to end consumers for print and
    electronic consumption. With the ability to define and automate
    business processes, ActuateOne for CCM enables administrators to
    control, log and audit the entire communications process.
  • Securely Store Customer Communications: Using state-of-the-art
    electronic archiving, ActuateOne for CCM addresses a key challenge
    faced by today’s IT personnel – to efficiently store and retrieve
    documents for numerous business purposes, ranging from business
    analytics to online presentment to regulatory compliance. The solution
    provides efficient search and retrieval and enables the retention and
    disposition to satisfy industry-specific regulatory requirements. With
    a built-in audit, logging and reports, ActuateOne for CCM provides a
    360° system view, letting administrators identify potential concerns
    before they become performance bottlenecks.
  • Delivering content where it’s needed, when it’s needed: With
    its electronic, multi-channel delivery architecture, ActuateOne for
    CCM facilitates secure internal and external access of customer
    communications, enabling organizations to efficiently deliver content
    to internal users and external customers. By using ActuateOne for
    CCM’s ability to leverage a single composition design, only a single
    format is required to enable delivery for print, web, mobile and touch
    enabled devices.
  • Enrich customer-facing applications: With the ability to build
    or integrate with application portals and dashboards, ActuateOne for
    CCM enables organizations to share useful information such as
    insurance policies, service specifications and billing details to
    enrich the individual customer experience. The solution connects
    customer-facing applications with relevant content to increase
    application functionality by delivering communications in traditional
    static formats like PDF for simple statement review, as well as
    interactive formats that allow users to analyze, aggregate, manipulate
    and graph data within the customer-facing application.

Actuate, VMware to Deliver Faster Insights from Big Data in the Cloud

Actuate Corporation is partnering with VMware to provide a cost-effective way for companies to gain insight from any source of Big Data in hybrid cloud environments, by deploying seamless, dynamic and accessible business information solutions.

ActuateOne is designed to support private, public and SaaS (software as a service) cloud deployments by eliminating the need for hard-coded configuration, thereby enabling fast and easy deployment with VMware solutions. VMware solutions provide multiple benefits to IT administrators and users. VMware virtualization creates a layer of abstraction between the resources required by an application and operating system, and the underlying hardware that provides those resources.

Customers can extend the reliability and agility offered by the new VMware vFabric™ Data Director™ to their virtualized ActuateOne cluster, by provisioning and managing the data sources visualized in an Actuate dashboard as well as the vFabric Postgres database that manages the Encyclopedia Volumes of that ActuateOne deployment. This multi-layered coupling of ActuateOne upon VMware simplifies IT management tasks, while ensuring the highest levels of mission-critical availability, security and scalability for any Actuate / VMware deployment.

“We are pleased to be working with Actuate to provide our customers with a solution for analyzing and visualizing large data sets that reside in hybrid cloud environments,” said Fausto Ibarra, Senior Director, Product Management, VMware. “With VMware vFabric™ Data Director, VMware vFabric Postgres and ActuateOne, organizations can securely and efficiently extract actionable insights from their data to make informative business decisions.”

“Actuate’s technology scales linearly across any number of virtual instances, interfacing well with VMware solutions, and further delivering on the Actuate promise of better insights for better decision making by more people in the organization,” said Wenfeng Li, Vice President of Product Development at Actuate. “ActuateOne sources multiple instances of Big Data, merging it with traditional relational data via our data integration features, and then presents this blended content as interactive, customizable visualizations to large numbers of simultaneous users.”

ActuateOne – Actuate’s BI platform and suite of interactive applications built on open source BIRT – has already earned VMware Ready™ status. The VMware Ready designation signifies that ActuateOne has gone through VMware’s advanced testing and evaluation process to certify product compatibility. As part of the partnership, Actuate and VMware demonstrated linear scalability of ActuateOne in conjunction with VMware vSphere®, vFabric™ Data Director™, and VMware vFabric Postgres.

Together, the solution delivers three unique capabilities:

  • An efficient and secure approach to using shared infrastructure for
    servicing highly frequent requests
  • A standardized, portable, and extensible approach to enable workloads
    to be deployed across multiple clouds without manual configuration
  • Agile access to shared infrastructure for provisioning workloads in