BNSF Logistics

Using Pentaho for our business intelligence platform, along with the expert support and knowledge provided by OpenBI, BNSF Logistics was able to implement our initial data warehouse in just six weeks. Not only did we deliver a powerful BI tool with web-based reporting and analytics, but were able to do so at a fraction of the cost of proprietary alternatives.

Andy Cordischi VP of Technology, BNSF Logistics

Use Case Overview

Business Challenges

  • The company had data accuracy issues because of semi-automated processes.
  • It had a cumbersome, manual process for the creation and distribution of reports.

Pentaho Solution

  • Pentaho BI Suite Enterprise Edition
  • Implementation services by Pentaho Certified Partner OpenBI, using Pentaho’s native compatability with Red Hat Enterprise Linux and PostgreSQL Database.

Value Added

  • Faster, better decisions in sales processes, from transactions to sales strategy forcasting.
  • Ability to monitor operational business health, such monitoring supply chain data.
  • Seventy-five percent lower acquisition costs and 50 percent lower ongoing ownership costs compared to proprietary BI solutions.
  • Deployed initial data warehouse with web-based reporting and analytics in six weeks.

Why Pentaho

  • Cost of ownership
  • Open standards support and ease of integration