This is my first blog post for Pentaho and there's no better occasion than celebrating our partners' success! Two of our EMEA partners have been shortlisted for IT Europas European IT & Software Excellence Awards and I will have the honour to accompany them to the awards dinner taking place this Wednesday at the Lancaster London Hotel.
Our Norwegian Partner Conduct is shortlisted for the outstanding work implementing Pentaho for WiMP Music, a music streaming service similar to iTunes that is very popular in Northern and Central Europe. Its not the first recognition of their great work - they already won the 2013 BI Award for Innovation in Norway given by the Norwegian Computer Society last October. You can read more about the implementation here.
Our OEM partner Kirchhoff Datensysteme Software GmbH (KDS) is shortlisted for its tool Poly.MIS, an industry specific Business Intelligence (BI) solution for plastic compounders built on the Pentaho business analytics platform. The specialised analytics tool helps plastic compounders to lower costs and maximize profits. You can read more about the implementation here.
Pentaho has been growing impressively in Europe for the past two years and we know that our partners play an important role here - when they succeed, everybody wins. As many have limited marketing resources, we are here to help and support our partners with their marketing activities.
If you have impressive customer stories like WiMP or an outstanding embedded solution like KDS, our team is on hand to help you promote and celebrate them by writing up case studies, press releases, co-hosting a webinar or completing award applications.
If you are a Pentaho partner and want to get the most out of your partnership, or you want to find out more about becoming a partner, please contact me at wbuckroyd at pentaho dot com.