Pentaho Customer Success Update

August 27, 2012

We are lucky to have such awesome customers at Pentaho from all verticals such as retail, healthcare, travel, finance and education. Here is a list of a few of our newest customer stories.

BeachMint - Innovative venture capital-backed online retail company built from the ground up with Pentaho. This is an interesting story about how company-wide access to analytics can drive operational excellence, improving customer experience and maximize revenues. They are a big data example — using Kettle with HP Vertica.

Oklahoma School of Community Medicine - This is an innovative story about medical students using Pentaho to help change the way they treat patients. Unique about this story is that the driver for analytics is the head of the medical program (very non-technical).

Lufthansa ­ Largest European airline by number of passengers and revenue, relies on Pentaho to monitor one of its most important core processes, the handover of passenger data between different airlines. Read the full case study in English and German.

the lewis group – Leading UK debt collection agency rolled out Pentaho to deliver performance management dashboards to help improve operational efficiency. They now are analyzing data daily through reports on a client, department and individual level.

Pharos Resources – SaaS provider of retention intelligence for higher education colleges and universities, embedded Pentaho Business Analytics into its Pharos Insight offering and went to market in just four weeks. With enhanced analytics using Pentaho, Pharos has leapfrogged competitors, expanded into new markets, seen 25% revenue growth and a great increase in customer ROI. Watch the customer webcast: Pentaho to Go to Market with Higher Education Student Retention Product in Four Weeks and read the case study.

You can view all Pentaho customer success stories here: http://www.pentaho.com/customers/success-stories/


Pentaho Olympic Analytics: Flat File to Analytics in Olympic Speed

August 20, 2012

We were big fans of the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games and enjoyed analyzing all of the data associated with the event. You may have seen the many Olympics dashboards we shared over the past couple weeks on our Facebook page here, here and here. Wayne Johnson, Senior Sales Engineer at Pentaho put together a behind the scenes video to demonstrate how easy it was to create the Olympic dashboards and reports using Pentaho. Check it out:


We need your support! Vote Pentaho for the Data Week Awards

August 9, 2012

Data innovation is all the buzz these days. With the emergence of brand new, exciting technologies, the founders of Techweek in Chicago and the Data 2.0 Summit in San Francisco are putting together DataWeek 2012 from September 22-27  in order to spawn collaboration and conversation about how data innovation is affecting the ways our society works. An exciting part of the conference is the Data Week Awards. Pentaho has the opportunity to win in two categories!

If you have benefited from using Pentaho, we have a small favor to ask in a return…..Please vote Pentaho to win an award for our Business Intelligence and Big Data capabilities. It takes just a few moments to register to vote and we would greatly appreciate your support!

We are trying to win in two categories. Please click below to vote!

Business Intelligence: http://ow.ly/criFQ 

Big Data: http://ow.ly/ckBR9 (currently we are one of the top contenders in this category)

Thanks for your help!


Top 3 reasons to attend the 2012 Pentaho Community Meetup

August 6, 2012

If you haven’t heard yet, the 2012 Pentaho Community Meetup is coming up next month on September 28th-30th in beautiful Amsterdam.

Here are my top three reasons why you should attend:

  1. Access to Pentaho product and engineering teams – hang out with project founders and architects Julian Hyde, Matt Casters, and Thomas Morgner; Community activists and development/product leads Luc Boudreau, Roland Bauman. Jens Bleuel, and Slawomir Chodnicki; And Pentaho Alumni Doug Moran (Founder and Big Data Lead) and Jake Cornelius (VP of Products and Engineering).
  2. ##IRC in real life – This is an event for the community and by the community with a format similar to BarCamp. Sessions are being proposed now on topics such as: Pentaho and Big Data, in-depth look at CTools, Hands on with the PDI SDK, Mondrian 4.0 BETA, the Antonius Project, and much more. Click here if you would like to propose a talk or just follow along.
  3. It’s in Amsterdam – I personally know it’s sometimes hard to pull away from the computer but the weekend is not just content packed but there also is plenty of time scheduled for fun including drinks and dinners at hot spots in downtown Amsterdam and a cruise down the canal.

Pentaho has a deep appreciation of its open source roots and would like to thank all its community members for their on going participation into making Pentaho Business Analytics the best product it can be. Additionally, we would like to extend a special thank you to the coordinators of this years community gathering: Jos van Dogen and Aly van Zalk.

To get more information and register for this year’s conference please go to http://wiki.pentaho.com/display/COM/Community+Meetup+Amsterdam+2012.

Hope to see you in September!

Michelle Bradbury
Director of Products

The photo above is from the 2011 Community Meetup in Rome


Advice from Willy Wonka

August 3, 2012

We’ve got your golden ticket to web analytics, download the latest whitepaper: Everything you Know about Digital Measurement is Wrong…and What to Do About It.


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