Customer Use Case

"Pentaho has been instrumental in transforming the Department of Budget and Management into a data driven organization that uses analytics to make better informed decisions"

Richard E. Moya, Undersecretary, The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) of the Philippines

Business Challenges

  • The data for each of the phases of the National Budget Cycle (i.e. preparation, legislation, execution, accountability) is split over several different IT systems and includes paper based records  
  • DBM was challenged with maintaining a single view of their data due to the quantity, complexity and variety of data formats 
  • The team of analysts was spending their time manually preparing data to create reports and dashboards instead of using data to drive better decision making

Pentaho Solution

  • Improve transparency and accountability with the use of government funds for the public good
  • Demonstrates if the budget and expenditure is in line with the government’s fiscal and sectoral policies

Value Added

  • With Pentaho, the DBM will be able to effectively manage and monitor the  budget against a number of KPIs including historical spend 
  • The DBM has empowered their business users with key data to support the budget process
  • The Department can better support the government’s medium term initiatives such as infrastructure and education

Why Pentaho

  • Easily embeddable business analytics platform
  • Integrates with their existing technology stack
  • Strong partnership with Tenth Planet who implemented this project