Pentaho Excellence Awards

2016 Award Winners

The Pentaho Excellence Awards recognizes the innovative and impactful ways that customers worldwide deploy Pentaho technologies. Customers were evaluated based on the creativity, impact and business value of the Pentaho deployment.

Congratulations to the 2016 Pentaho Excellence Award Winners and Honorable Mentions! Read more about how each company uses Pentaho to revolutionize their businesses:

Big Data Winner

Veikkaus Oy

Veikkaus Oy is responsible for operating Finland’s various lotto games, which generate over €10 million every week. Thanks to their implementation of Pentaho technology, the company was able to accelerate their data analysis so the marketing team could update their promotions and advertising in near real-time to better support their customers.

Community Winner

Municipalidad de Vicente Lopez

The Municipalidad de Vicente López is the local government for the Vicente Lopez area for Buenos Aires, Argentina. The municipality used Pentaho to drive the data analysis for their crime prevention system to better allocate its police resources based on real-time data.

Embedded Analytics Winner

Intelligent Mechatronic Systems Inc. (IMS)

IMS is a leading connected car company offering innovative products and solutions, based on the award-winning DriveSync(R) connected car platform. Pentaho’s embedded technology can be found in the IMS Business Center. The Business Center takes big data received in a connected car program and transforms it into useable intelligence and information. Insurers, businesses and governments rely on this information to understand the health of their in-market programs, so they can monitor and influence overall program success.

Enterprise Deployment Winner

Sears Holdings Corporation

Sears is a leading integrated retailer focused on seamlessly connecting the digital and physical shopping experiences to serve its members - wherever, whenever and however they want to shop. Thanks to their Pentaho deployment, Sears was able to improve efficiencies throughout its organization, including a 30 percent reduction in returns.

ROI and Customer of the Year Winner


Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs is a non-ministerial department in the UK government responsible for collecting taxes and helping families and individuals with targeted financial support. They are leveraging Pentaho in their 22 call centers to give managers faster access to operational reporting, saving an estimated 900 man hours a day.

Social Impact Winner


CipherHealth, one of the emerging leaders in the patient engagement space, has been solving fundamental challenges of the healthcare industry through smart, effective technology. With Pentaho, CipherHealth has prevented over $1.1B in unnecessary visits to the hospital, reduced hospital readmissions by tens of thousands of patients and saved thousands of lives.

Honorable Mentions

American University of Sharjah; CCC Information Services, Inc.; Philippines Department of Budget and Management; Genting UK PLC; goTransverse; Graphiq; Haufe-umantis AG; Hitachi Rail Europe; HTK; Improve Digital Software B.V; INFORM GmbH; Ministry of Commerce and Industry in Oman; North American Bancard; New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; Perion; Porto Seguro Conecta; Rocky Mountain Health Plans; SAI Global; Sparkroom; UIDAI; USU AG; Winnow Solutions; Xactware Solutions; Zensar Technologies

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