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Modern, integrated, embeddable business analytics and data integration platform built for the future of analytics.

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Pentaho review by <span>Dan M.</span>
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Awesome Free BI Platform

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What do you like best?

Pretty much designed platform. Awesome cost vs bennefit. Nice integration and reports, even better when we analize costs. This is a free platform, reason why, you can realize an awesome perspective of starts using Pentaho and discover all the potencial of this tool. You also, can search and browse a large and constantly growing gallery of custom data visualizations made by users, it´s a huge and awesome structure provide by Pentaho Communit users. You can get quickly up to speed by searching through an online Pentaho visualizations gallery to find the particular presentation template you want to use to show your data.

What do you dislike?

It´s not an intuitive platform. You do need to study a lot in order to make some great progress. New users of Pentaho or folks who are interested in performing a specific task or type of analysis, needs to improve their skills in order to have or make easy their relationship with the tool. Once it´s a free platform, some of our managers dislike this situation, it sounds like, no quality or poor structure security for data and vizualiztions.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Nice to understand about integrations.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

My personal dashboards about our marketing operations, got an amazing views. Even better, all stakeholders got free and easy access to the business data, bring a solid and trust analysis to all departaments of the company. Underwood, our analysis got a improve once we stats to prepares many of the presentations, and posts links with tips, tricks, and sample data sets to explore.

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Pentaho review by <span>Henning C.</span>
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What do you like best?

It was very easy to integrate the database and to receive realtime information and statistics through the tool. It is easy to use even for unexperienced colleagues. The tool is fast and you can easyly analyze your business.

What do you dislike?

Not much. You have to pay for the enterprise edition. Without it especially the graphic solutions are limited.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are looking for a convenient tool for business analytics then use Pentaho.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are using it for the database integration and especially for analyzing our "numbers" in various marketing channels. Reports and graphic presentations are based on Pentaho.

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Pentaho review by <span>Marcello P.</span>
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What do you like best?

The ETL Tool is always two steps ahead when it comes to BigData awareness. Besides, it's fully embeddable, scalable and customizable.

The Platform has a very smart architecture and it's thought to be extensible and to give the ease-of-use that the user needs. It also presents a great amount of tools and frameworks to build whatever the new techologies bring in terms of Data Vualization/Consumption.

It's opensource!

What do you dislike?

In the latest releases, Pentaho has been tackling their big weaknesses, which is to bring the end user closer to the data side of things. It still has to be improved, especially if you consider the concurrency, but as you can tell from their public activities, they're working on that as I write.

Recommendations to others considering the product

When trying to get help, follow this order"

- Support portal knowledge Base - if applicable;

- help.pentaho.com

- Community Forums - check also your country for local communities;

- jira.pentaho.com - to file or read cases, not to ask for support.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I've worked on multiple implementations since 2008 and I can give some examples of problems solved such as:

- Determining when water meters start to produce faulty measurements/billing - State level water company;

- Integrating big and critic data from multiple suppliers with different formats but one pipeline;

- Integrating multiple data-mining tools using Pentaho, in order to implement fraud detection on an Insurance Company;

The benefits I can outline are:

- The enormous community that will back you up;

- The reliability of the tool, behind a very responsive support team;

- The fact that when it comes to sustainability, opensource DOES matter, even if you're a big deployer.

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Pentaho review by <span>Jim C.</span>
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What do you like best?

Pentaho's ETL tool is very stable when compared to something like SSIS. I find SSIS to be very brittle and intolerant of changes to source files, etc. Whereas, with Pentaho, when something changes, it is usually very easy to quickly edit the ETL and get right back to work.

What do you dislike?

The built-in report building tool for pre-formatted reports is archaic. It is as if they just don't think people need something better. Here, SSRS is much superior to it; however, the analysis reports (on-the fly reporting) are great, so it depends on what you need. This tool is better suited toad-hoc reporting than to making a set of uniform looking pre-formatted reports.

Recommendations to others considering the product

The licensing isn't inexpensive, but you can try most of the product for free using the Community Edition.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are creating health metrics to improve business process as well as report specific numbers to the Federal government. We use data from our Electronic Medical Record system as well as billing data from providers such as Medicaid and other insurance companies to monitor the trends and health of our patient population.

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Pentaho review by <span>Haince Denis P.</span>
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Good Data Cleansing software

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What do you like best?

The tool has ability to drag and drop different functionalities in the window and create a pipeline of tasks through which the data passes, and gets cleaned. Also the ability to create jobs and running them is a very good feature of the system

What do you dislike?

The interface needs some upgrade. It looks a little old and un-engaging. Also the application requires a lot of physical memory and hence slows down the operations. while creating transformations is easy, working on the job creation in pentaho is a cumbersome task and takes a while to complete.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Have good experience on Javascript as it required sometime in the transformations to perform certain cleaning activities on the data.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I was building a relational data warehouse and used Pentaho for the cleaning purpose.

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Pentaho review by <span>Grey P.</span>
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Pentaho

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What do you like best?

app spectacular as it is a set of free programs to generate business intelligence and includes integrated reporting tools , data mining , ETL

What do you dislike?

everything is excellent as it is a BI platform solution-oriented and focused on processes that includes all major components required to implement process-based solutions as it has been designed from the beginning

Recommendations to others considering the product

100 % recommended without hesitation

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

many benefits as it is an infrastructure of tools integrated with a workflow engine business process analysis and reporting. The platform is capable of running the business rules necessary , expressed in the form of processes , activities, and is able to present and deliver the right information at the right time

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