Customer Use Case

"With Pentaho we are able to analyze the wide variety of data in TC Truck and Cargo and visualize it for our customers and the press. Our Transport Barometer has become the go-to source of information for the industry."

Tobias Kuhrke, Business Intelligence Developer, TimoCom


Europe’s Market Leading Freight and Vehicle Exchange

Business Challenges

  • TimoCom needed BI that would integrate with existing heterogeneous IT landscape.
  • It also needed a BI solution that could analyze and visualize in real time the huge data volume of the TC Truck & Cargo platform for internal use and as a service to share with customers and media.

Pentaho Solution

  • Pentaho Business Analytics for real-time analysis and reporting
  • Pentaho Data Integration as ETL tool

Value Added

  • Huge data volume and high performance - Overall data volume is 270 GB with 170 million freight and carrier offers since 2006. In combination with Actian Vectorwise, TimoCom's analysis is extremely fast.
  • Powerful visualization - European trade magazines and specialized publications use the transport barometer to inform their readers on freight and vehicle supply and demand within the European road transport market.
  • Business insights - The analysis is used internally for decision-making and by customers as a tool for determining the market price.
  • Real-time analysis and reporting - Up to 300,000 daily freight and vehicle offers in TC Truck and Cargo from over 85,000 users are analyzed and visualized for the TimoCom transport barometer.

Why Pentaho

  • Real-time analytics and reporting
  • Cost efficiency
  • Performance and functionality
  • Open source