About This Customer

Mercateo is Europe's leading B2B procurement platform specializing in non-strategic, commodity items

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Pentaho lets us gain consistent insights into our data, without having to rely on IT.
Dr. René Schult Business Analyst, Mercateo

Use Case Overview

Business Challenges

  • Decentralized data silos and reporting systems
  • End-users couldn’t create their own reports or perform analyses without IT support
  • Needed a flexible, solution that could scales with the fast growth of the company

Pentaho Solution

  • Centralized implementation of Pentaho Business Analytics running alongside XML Server, Oracle database and Microsoft SQL Server
  • Pentaho processes all data generated by Mercateo's online procurement platform on a daily basis
  • Standard reports, self-service analytics and dashboards available to different business users depending on their requirements

Value Added

  • Easy to use, self-service analytics and reporting enables 20+ power users across all departments to work with it every day
  • Marketing uses Pentaho to measure campaigns and sales channels effectiveness
  • Sales uses Pentaho to analyze and optimize Mercateo's progressive pricing strategy
  • Supplier management uses Pentaho to create monthly reports for its more than 600 suppliers, analyzing customers’ buying behaviors to help them define customer loyalty programs
  • Management gains a single version of truth, providing a common platform for making better, more consistent business decisions

Why Pentaho

  • Self-service analytics and reporting
  • Flexible solution that scales easily and grows with the company
  • Higher return on investment than proprietary systems