SOURCE: Business Intelligence Network

September 17, 2007 07:00 ET

BNSF Logistics Deploys Pentaho's Business Intelligence Platform With Support From OpenBI

Exclusive Interview Featuring BNSF Logistics' Gregg Robbins

DENVER, CO--(Marketwire - September 17, 2007) - Gregg Robbins, Director of Systems Administration for BNSF Logistics, LLC, recently conducted an exclusive interview with Ron Powell and the Business Intelligence Network ( In this interview, Robbins discusses BNSF Logistics' new enterprise business intelligence initiative and explains why they chose Pentaho's open source BI package and selected OpenBI to provide consulting support for the implementation.

"Using Pentaho software and subscription services for our business intelligence platform, along with the expert design knowledge and development capabilities provided by OpenBI, BNSF Logistics was able to implement our initial data warehouse with web-based reporting and analytics in just six weeks," says Gregg Robbins. "Not only did we deliver a powerful business intelligence tool set for our organization in short order, but were able to do so at a fraction of the cost of proprietary alternatives."

"Pentaho's business intelligence platform allows BNSF Logistics to monitor the overall health of the business, proactively identifying trends and enhancing the timeliness and confidence of tactical sales decisions," says Ron Powell, Cofounder and Editorial Director of the Business Intelligence Network.

To listen to the interview, please click here.

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About BNSF Logistics

BNSF Logistics, LLC is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation (NYSE: BNI) and provides customers with a comprehensive set of supply chain solutions ranging from management and execution of single shipment transactions to daily management of complex distribution and sourcing networks.

About OpenBI

OpenBI, LLC is a professional services firm that specializes in the delivery of business intelligence solutions to the commercial marketplace using open source software. OpenBI's mission is to improve each customer's business performance by directing their BI investments to tangible business results. By blending the expertise of veteran BI practitioners with modern, high-quality open source technologies, OpenBI creates affordable, reliable and repeatable success for our clients.

About Pentaho Corporation

Pentaho Corporation provides a full spectrum of open source business intelligence (BI) capabilities including reporting, analysis, dashboards, data mining, data integration and a BI platform that have made it the world's most popular open source BI suite. Formed by a highly experienced team of industry veterans, Pentaho's mission is to bring innovative, high quality technology and professional support to the BI market. Pentaho uses a revolutionary approach to development, distribution and support made possible by a commercial open source business model. Pentaho is the primary sponsor and owner of popular open source projects including JFreeReport, Kettle, Mondrian and Weka. Pentaho's technologies support a wide range of business initiatives from sales and profitability analysis, customer analysis, HR reporting, financial reporting, KPI dashboards, supply chain analytics and operational reporting.

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