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September 5, 2014
Much like how Netflix and Amazon offer their customers ‘preferential content,’ Silverchair Information Systems is now able to provide richer and more valuable contextual data in advertising feeds to create personalized content recommendations based on a reader’s history. Working with the STM publishing industry (customers include the American Medical Association, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and McGraw-Hill Education), Silverchair has propelled user content to enable greater reach, impact, and utility through integrated and personalized solutions. Silverchair is embedding Pentaho Business Analytics to redefine how the scholarly publishing industry leverages the value of its content and provides novel insights about usage...
March 3, 2014
In Germany, our greatest success last year was with customers across different industries using Pentaho to embed analytics into their commercial software. There are several reasons for this, some of which are unique to Germany and others that reflect a larger global industry trend. Germany has a vibrant software industry with excellent growth rates and even better forecasts for this year than last. The most important driver for this growth is the large body of highly specialised, medium-sized software companies, which belong to what we in Germany call, the “Mittelstand”. Many of them build specific solutions for our established automotive,...
November 14, 2013
How can analytics generate value in SaaS, CRM, HCM, and the proverbial “alphabet soup” of cloud applications? Read below for the “cliff notes” from Pentaho’s recent webinar series on how vendors are leveraging analytics inside a variety of different SaaS (Software-as-a-service) apps. -- Pentaho just wrapped up several webinars with Montclare , a leading provider of SaaS advisory services, on how embedded analytics can benefit SaaS vendors in the Customer Success, Human Capital Management (HCM), and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) categories. One clear trend was that thinking outside the box to incorporate new & novel data sources can create tremendous...
July 24, 2012
Pentaho had the privilege of briefing the Boulder BI Brain Trust (BBBT) on July 20, 2012. The Boulder BI Brain Trust is a gathering of leading BI analysts, experts, and practitioners who attend half-day presentations from interesting and innovative BI vendors. After a very interactive morning presenting to the group, Pentaho CEO, Quentin Gallivan and SVP of Products, Jake Cornelius sat down with Claudia Imhoff, president and founder of the BBBT to discuss some of her questions from the morning about Pentaho. The result is an excellent update about Pentaho products, technology and overall direction. Listen to a podcast of...
June 25, 2012
These days, when it comes to enterprise software, it seems that it is all about the cloud. Some software applications such as Salesforce, Marketo, and Workday, have made quite a name for themselves in this space. Can Business Intelligence follow the same path to success? Does it make sense to house your BI in the cloud? I believe that it depends. Let’s explore why. There are four criteria that impact the decision for a cloud vs. on-premise BI strategy. Let’s take a look at how they affect your approach. Question 1: Where is the data located? Your BI Strategy should...
March 22, 2012
RTLS (real time location systems) have long been embraced by retailers to monitor store foot traffic and secure merchandise. Today, hospitals are also making use of the technology. RTLS systems are used to track and identify the location and status of objects in real time, using sensors that monitor physical or environmental conditions, such as temperature, sound, vibration, pressure, or motion. For healthcare providers RTLS means hard-dollar savings! With thousands of assets in constant motion each and every day, it becomes very difficult know what is used where, when, and why. These assets are core to providing care; therefore, dirty,...
March 14, 2012
This week we announced a new program for ISV and SaaS providers called “ Powered by Pentaho .” I received several questions from clients and press so I thought I would share them with you to help explain the details behind this great new offer. What is Powered by Pentaho? Powered by Pentaho enables Pentaho OEM partners to deliver market-leading analytics capabilities in as little as eight weeks. The new OEM program is a response to the rapid rise in Pentaho’s 2011 OEM sales bookings, which grew more than 130 percent over the same period in 2010. What does this...
February 27, 2012
We are very excited to have a new secret weapon onboard with Eddie White joining Pentaho as Executive Vice President of Business Development. Eddie is responsible for developing strategic relationships with big data vendors and commercializing Pentaho Business Analytics for major cloud/SaaS hardware and software vendors. Eddie has more than 20 years of experience helping businesses meet and exceed their sales revenue and growth targets through, business development, strategic alliances partnerships, and acquisitions. Career highlights include: Directed global sales and business development as CRO, SVP of Global Sales and Business Development for leading Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) startup Sentilla...
December 1, 2011
It has been a terrific first two months at Pentaho; the excitement from our employees, customers and partners for helping Pentaho build the future of analytics has been profound. We believe the future of analytics is all about building a modern platform that allows business users and technologists the ability to interact with their data in an easy, visual way. The consumerization of IT requires the traditional analytics functions regarding data extraction and transformation, metrics creation, ad hoc analysis and reporting to be done in a “point and click” and “drag and drop” fashion. The latest Pentaho Business Analytics release...
November 28, 2011
What do OEMs and Healthcare have in common? This week, Pentaho is hosting exciting webinars featuring both topics. Attend both events from the convenience of your desk. OEM Webinar – Wednesday, November 30th Companies interested in embedding powerful analytics into their solution should make sure to register for a webinar exclusively for OEMs: Pentaho BI Server Content Integration . On Wednesday, November 30th, Anthony de Shazor, Enterprise Architect and VP of OEM Development Services, will explore the various strategies of exposing existing Pentaho reports and Analyzer reports in partner applications through lightweight integration technologies including HTTP and AJAX. This is...

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