Orlando, Fla. — December 8, 2010 — Pentaho Corporation, the open source business intelligence (BI) and data integration leader, today marked the one-year anniversary of its ground-breaking Agile BI initiative. The Agile BI methodology that Pentaho pioneered and announced in November 2009 was created to help enterprises overcome the cumbersome and costly BI procedures required in traditional, proprietary BI solutions.
Agile BI has evolved from a concept to reality in making a positive difference for enterprises around the globe such as Loma Linda University Healthcare and Estalea L.P. At Loma Linda, business users have graduated from Excel to OLAP at a quarter of the price of proprietary solutions. At Estalea, Pentaho Agile BI has enabled more self-service BI for business users while still retaining control allowing them to focus their senior IT people on important projects. These stories and more are documented in a new white paper, 'Realizing the Agile BI Opportunity,' by Joshua Greenbaum, principal analyst at Enterprise Applications Consulting. Providing a view into real life BI implementations, this paper discloses why four Pentaho customers decided traditional offerings are not well suited for today's environment, and explains how each company is driving business value through use of Pentaho's Agile BI methodology.
The Pentaho Agile BI initiative, supported by the Pentaho Enterprise Data Services Suite, has received tremendous traction and praise throughout the industry and, more importantly, has impacted organizations in a positive way:
"At Pentaho we are transforming the BI space in many ways to overcome the
hurdles of old technologies, pricing and approaches. As a pioneer of Agile BI
we have made the entire BI life-cycle faster and more productive. This is
evident by the success of customers around the globe using Pentaho Agile BI to
create fast, flexible and cost-effective BI solutions."
--Richard Daley, co-founder and CEO, Pentaho
"Pentaho represents a major shift in how BI is delivered and deployed to the
enterprise. The concept of Agile BI can be significantly different from one
company to another. The flexibility in how the Pentaho BI Suite can be used
through many real world examples is perhaps its greatest asset."
--Joshua Greenbaum, principal, Enterprise Applications Consulting
"The Agile BI capabilities of Pentaho Data Integration completely streamlined
the way we interact with our business users to build data marts that enable
them to create relevant reports. It has allowed us to move the data closer to
the end users, creating seamless collaboration, reducing time and difficulty in
creating reports, and giving a faster time to value in allowing our customers
to make faster decisions that impact their business."
-- David Nilsson, vice president of product management, Power Costs, Inc.
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