Orlando, FL – June 23, 2008 — Pentaho, the commercial open source alternative for business intelligence (BI), continues to expand its operations in Europe to meet growing demand by enterprise customers for Pentaho's open source BI software. European customers now represent 30% of the company's worldwide business. Pentaho's European customers include many Global 2000 companies and span the financial services, healthcare, and telecommunications industries as well as the public sector. In addition, Pentaho now has more than 20 European-based Systems Integrator (SI) partners to provide professional services for the Pentaho Open BI Suite.
The company recently added adding a European Support Centre in the U.K., additional European consulting staff based in Germany, as well as additional account management staff throughout France, Southern Europe, Germany and Scandinavia. Pentaho's growing list of European users includes leading firms like National Health Service (NHS) of the U.K., Gmündner Ersatzkasse, Close Premium Finance, Unionfidi S.C., London Borough of Camden and many others. On the community front, Pentaho recently held its global community gathering in Mainz, Germany, hosting community contributors from around the world to meet directly with Pentaho's project leads and key technical staff. The company has also invested to offer web-based and classroom training throughout Europe.
"European demand for Pentaho's commercial open source BI solutions continues to grow at a rapid pace," said Richard Daley, CEO of Pentaho Corporation. "We've expanded our European support, account management, consulting, and engineering so that large and small European companies can get the benefits of Pentaho with easy access to regional and local resources."
Pentaho Corporation is the commercial open source alternative for Business Intelligence (BI). Pentaho Open BI Suite provides comprehensive reporting, OLAP analysis, dashboards, data integration, data mining and a BI platform that have made it the world's leading and most widely deployed open source BI suite. Pentaho's commercial open source business model eliminates software license fees, providing support, services, and product enhancements via an annual subscription. In the years since Pentaho's inception as the pioneer in commercial open source BI, Pentaho's products have been downloaded more than three million times, with production deployments at companies ranging from small organizations to The Global 2000. For more information, visit www.pentaho.com.Media Contact