Orlando, FL — June 22, 2011 — Pentaho, a leading worldwide provider of business intelligence (BI) software, today announced a major advancement in user-driven BI with the release of Pentaho BI 4 Enterprise Edition. This major release gives power to the user with new interactive reporting, rich data discovery capabilities, and a completely redesigned user interface. Pentaho now delivers dramatic progress in the ability for business users to access, report, and analyze data from more sources, more easily, and quicker than ever before.
Chief among these new features is the new interactive, Web-based report designer, which provides intuitive yet powerful report building for non-technical business users to serve their own reporting requirements without relying on IT. This builds upon Pentaho’s strong operational reporting capabilities, and complements Pentaho’s comprehensive data analysis, data integration, and data mining capabilities, all with the benefit of low-cost, subscription-based pricing.
Pentaho BI 4 includes a new visual interface designed to make BI more appealing and consumable by all users from developers, to power users, to non-technical business users. The new visual interface is also re-designed for ease of customization, so that direct customers and OEM partners can easily re-skin the application to conform to their own standards or existing applications.
The non-technical business user will be able to:
The power-user / business analyst will be able to:
The developer / administrator will be able to:
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“With new tools like interactive reporting, richer interactive visualizations, and its new user interface, Pentaho BI 4 is making user-driven, self-service BI a reality. It enables business users to access, report, and analyze data from more sources more easily than ever before with the continuing benefit of the most affordable subscription-based pricing.”
-Richard Daley, CEO, Pentaho Corporation
“The recent Ventana Research Business Analytics Benchmark Research, ‘Benchmarking the Analysis of Data to Gain Business Insight,’ finds that ‘Usability stands out as the most important consideration in selecting business analytics regardless of company size, industry, individual role or functional area.’ The newest release of Pentaho BI addresses this business priority by facilitating better end-user interaction with data.”
-David Menninger, VP and Research Director, Ventana Research
Pentaho is delivering the future of business analytics. Pentaho's open source heritage drives our continued innovation in a modern, integrated, embeddable platform built for the future of analytics, including diverse and big data requirements. Powerful business analytics are made easy with Pentaho's cost-effective suite for data access, visualization, integration, analysis and mining. For a free evaluation, download Pentaho Business Analytics at www.pentaho.com/get-started.
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