Customer Use Case

"Pentaho's platform allows us to measure marketing campaigns, identify trends and create capacity and product forecasts. "

Matthias Spiess, CTO, Spreadshirt


Global Clothing e-Commerce Platform for Creating, Buying and Selling Personalized Apparel

Business Challenges

  • Spreadshirt needed a fully featured analytics system that would fit into Spreadshirt’s open source IT landscape.
  • The fast-moving Internet business needed a tool that could support real-time, ad-hoc analysis for business users and ease the burden on IT.
  • The data generated from different systems in the warehouse required an ETL tool that could integrate many different data types and high volumes.

Pentaho Solution

  • Pentaho software runs on a Glassfish Application Server with MySQL database and Ubuntu Operating System.
  • Pentaho Business Analytics as self-service BI delivering ad-hoc analysis and reporting in real time.
  • Pentaho Data Integration as ETL tool.

Value Added

  • High volume and performance: The data generated from the platform includes 6.5 million global orders. Query performance has improved significantly with Pentaho even as data volumes have grown at a rapid clip.
  • Partner management: Salespeople uses Pentaho to help retail partners optimize store layouts, improve promotions and increase sales.
  • Product optimization: Product managers use Pentaho to improve existing products and plan the introduction of new products.
  • Marketing analysis: Marketing uses Pentaho to analyze the effectiveness of campaigns and promotions.
  • Reporting and operational BI: The financial team uses Pentaho to reveal trends and develop forecasts for production control and capacity planning.

Why Pentaho

  • Open source: low total cost of ownership, highly scalable and easy to integrate
  • Complete analytics solution
  • Self-service BI and ad-hoc analysis in real-time