January in review

Company Announcements

Pentaho started the year off strong announcing 2010 as the most successful year in company history.  We closed 2010 with 120% bookings growth year over year, over 400 new customers, and five major product releases.

January also brought a big addition to our executive team with Rod Squires joining Pentaho as the Worldwide Executive Vice President of Sales. Rod is a seasoned sales veteran with expertise for building and scaling highly successful software companies.

Another exciting addition to the team was Ian Fyfe as the Chief Technology Evangelist focused on driving higher adoption of Pentaho’s BI technologies, ensuring that Pentaho’s customer base and community needs are met and exceeded. Given Ian’s background and leadership, he will also play an influential role in Pentaho’s product strategy and roadmap development. You can read more about why he joined Pentaho in the blog, “Former Jaspersoft exec joins Pentaho.”

To learn more about the Pentaho Management and Technical Leads visit http://www.pentaho.com/team/.

Global Partner Summit

Pentaho held the 2011 Global Partner Summit on January 19-20 in San Francisco, California. The event was a great success. Pentaho partners from nearly 20 countries around the world participated in this packed 2 day event. You can read the recaps on our blog. One of the highlights of this event was the 2011 “Pentaho Global Partner Award” ceremony.  Pentaho recognized 8 of its partners for their excellence in market development, sales leadership, and technology innovation.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2011 Pentaho Global Partner Award:

Reseller/System Integrator (SI)

  • Reseller Partner of the Year: Matrix CPM Solutions C.A.
  • SI Partner of the Year: Project Leadership Associates
  • Best Market Development: Cognus
  • Channel Manager’s Pick: KSK Solutions

OEM

  • OEM Partner of the Year: Micros
  • Most Innovative Embedded Product: IQNavigator
  • Fastest Time-to-Market: Marketo

Community

  • Best Community Contributor: WebDetails

New Customer Success Stories

Pentaho was selected by Mainzer Volksbank eG for Delivering Information across the Enterprise – Germany’s top five cooperative bank deploys Pentaho BI Suite Enterprise Edition to reduce Business Intelligence costs and upgrade capabilities.

“By switching to Pentaho we were able to dramatically reduce the amount of manual work needed to deliver meaningful information to our employees,” said Bernhard Hübner, Project Leader at MVB. “Together with Pentaho’s professional services and certified partner Proratio we deployed and started generating results very quickly.”

Share your Pentaho story by joining the Pentaho customer reference program.

Press Highlights

Self-service BI, SaaS, analytics will dominate in 2011, ComputerWorld
By Jaikumar Vijayan, January 3, 2011

“Pentaho, for instance, already has one of the stronger commercial Hadoop capabilities, and many of the others offer innovative technologies that are resonating with users…”

Top 20 Open Source Applications to Cut Business Costs, Datamation
By Matt Hartley, January 10, 2011

Pentaho: When it comes to analyzing business intelligence there is a baffling multitude of options. What’s worse is seeing businesses paying absorbent amounts of money in licensing fees just to run these applications. Stop and consider going with Pentaho instead. It offers integration, analysis and reporting all from one suite, available in an open source package.”

New resources

Webcast on demand: Pentaho Helps Organizations Overcome the Obstacles to Successful BI – Survey Results Revealed. This 45 minute webcast uncovers BI user survey results revealing that high costs, strained IT resources and BI complexity hurt projects. The web cast offers a guide to overcoming these obstacles.

New and improved Pentaho Partner portal. Available to our certified partners only, we have upgraded our portal to provide easy-to-access resources such as seminar in a box, communications guide, documentation and more.

New on-demand videos on the Pentaho IT Sandbox offers:

  • Successfully Evaluating the Pentaho BI Suite
  • Using Pentaho Agile BI
  • Pentaho BI Suite Enterprise Edition Installation and Configuration
  • Using Pentaho Report Designer

Make sure to check out the great events we having coming up in February. Until next month….

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