SOURCE: Pentaho Corporation

Pentaho Corporation

February 03, 2010 08:00 ET

Pentaho Cloud, SaaS and OEM Partners Program Surges 146 Percent

Leader in Open Source Business Intelligence Lands Record Number of New OEM, SaaS and Cloud Partners

ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwire - February 3, 2010) - Pentaho Corporation, the commercial open source alternative for business intelligence (BI), continues to see tremendous adoption among on-premise, Cloud and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) business application providers looking to embed sophisticated BI capabilities into their offerings. Over the last quarter, a record number of new organizations have joined Pentaho's OEM Partner Program to deliver incremental value to customers and drive new revenue through integrated reporting, analytics and data integration solutions.

In the second half of 2009, Pentaho's OEM Partner Program grew 146 percent over the prior half, breaking a company record of net new OEM partners signed during the period including 31 transactions of substantial size. These technology providers have selected Pentaho to embed modern BI capabilities into their applications, helping to differentiate their products and add critical functionality for end users. By choosing open source business intelligence from Pentaho, these organizations are delivering world-class solutions at market-leading value to their customers and organization.

Data integration and business intelligence continues to evolve as an expected, integrated part of almost any business software application and analyst firm Gartner predicts a five-fold increase in open source BI deployments over the next 22 months. Pentaho offers a complete, modular and embeddable business intelligence suite that allows OEMs and SaaS application providers to seamlessly integrate end-to-end BI and data integration to differentiate products and give customers the features they demand.

Pentaho's OEM Partner Program enables leading technology providers to deliver commercially supported BI functionality while avoiding the high costs and limited flexibility of traditional proprietary embedded BI solutions. Its modern, standards-based architecture makes integration simple and seamless, letting Pentaho OEMs bring their solutions to market and realize return on investment (ROI) much faster than would be possible using traditional proprietary BI.

"Our commercial open source model and leading BI tools have made Pentaho the popular choice for technology providers looking to embed intuitive reporting, analytics and data integration into their applications," said Richard Daley, CEO of Pentaho. "By doing so, these OEM partners are increasing their competitive advantage, opening new revenue streams and enhancing the value they provide to their customers."

Example companies that joined Pentaho's OEM Partner Program in 2009 include:

High Touch, Inc. -- High Touch is a leading supplier of software and services for the rent-to-own market. By embedding Pentaho BI Suite Enterprise Edition into its flagship SaaS point-of-sale system, the company has modernized its reporting and dashboard features and is now delivering "anytime, anywhere" BI capabilities.

Amdocs -- Amdocs is the market leader in customer experience systems innovation. Amdocs utilizes Pentaho Data Integration Enterprise Edition in its Discovery Engine which helps reduce the cost of operating carrier-class networks by automatically discovering network devices and services.

AdTrack Corporation -- SmartLead by AdTrack Corporation is a full-service lead management company offering both lead management systems and consulting services. SmartLead leveraged the capabilities of Pentaho for its new SaaS SmartLead Analytics system. The analytics system provides marketers with insights into their lead management programs by tracking trends, indentifying the most effective lead generation campaigns and measuring ROI.

Mo'mix Solutions -- Mo'mix Solutions provides tailored solutions for state, local and federal governments that help release critical information locked away in systems. Mo'mix Solutions embeds Pentaho BI Suite Enterprise Edition in its Performance Center tool that acts as a central knowledge base for client organizations.

About Pentaho Corporation

Pentaho Corporation is the commercial open source alternative for Business Intelligence (BI). Pentaho BI Suite Enterprise Edition provides comprehensive reporting, OLAP analysis, dashboards, data integration / ETL, data mining and a BI platform that have made it the world's leading and most widely deployed commercial open source BI suite. Pentaho provides support, services, and product enhancements via an annual subscription that can lower total cost of ownership by 90% compared to traditional, proprietary BI offerings. Since its 2004 founding as the pioneer in open source BI, Pentaho's products have been downloaded more than five million times, with production deployments at companies ranging from small organizations to The Global 2000. For more information, visit www.pentaho.com.