SOURCE: Pentaho Corporation

Pentaho Corporation

Pentaho Corporation

February 12, 2010 08:00 ET

Fidelitone Logistics Chooses Pentaho to Keep Customers One Step Ahead

Fidelitone to Implement Open Source Business Intelligence From Pentaho to Expedite Information Delivery to Customers

ORLANDO, FL and WAUCONDA, IL--(Marketwire - February 12, 2010) -  Pentaho Corporation, the commercial open source alternative for business intelligence (BI), and Fidelitone Logistics, an industry leader in 3PL and supply chain performance, today announced that Fidelitone has chosen Pentaho BI Suite Enterprise Edition to create an advanced customer information system that delivers up-to-the-minute details such as order status and inventory availability to customers outsourcing their operations to Fidelitone Logistics.

Supply chains have morphed into global, complex structures that depend on immediate access to information to keep businesses running as smoothly and efficiently as possible. The top supply chain solutions providers in the $140 billion logistics industry are choosing to implement business intelligence technologies that provide clients with improved reporting capabilities and on-demand visibility to mission critical supply chain initiatives. Fidelitone Logistics, an innovator in the logistics industry since 1929, views the Pentaho BI platform as a technology investment that will deliver more value to Fidelitone business partners and their clients. 

"Some people still associate warehousing and transportation as low-tech operations, but the truth is technology forms the core of our business," said Bruce Massel, Vice President of IT, Fidelitone Logistics. "We invest in technology that drives efficiency, reduces costs and brings added value into our clients' supply chain processes. Our goal is to set the standard for information delivery, and Pentaho's cost effective, flexible and scalable solution was the right choice to service our wide range of customers and their growing needs."

Prior to Pentaho, Fidelitone Logistics had various ways of communicating information to its customers depending on the specific needs of the client. By standardizing on Pentaho, Fidelitone now provides a centralized, integrated and on-demand reporting capability to its client base. Fidelitone reviewed a number of proprietary and open source vendors, finally choosing Pentaho based on its product's end-to-end BI capabilities, cost efficiency, flexibility and scalability.

"Pentaho has given us a platform for creating a standard approach to information access that makes it easy for our customers to get the specific details they need for their businesses," added Massel. "Our advanced technology, which includes an increasing implementation of open source solutions, speaks to our company mission of being 'one solution for developing satisfied customers every time.' Pentaho will play a role in delivering outstanding service, viewable results and peace-of-mind to our customers every single day."

Pentaho and Fidelitone Logistics are working closely to ensure the Pentaho technology will be accessible for Fidelitone Logistics customers within the year. 

"Pentaho makes it incredibly easy for companies like Fidelitone to get all the benefits of world class BI," said Richard Daley, CEO, Pentaho Corporation. "There's absolutely no reason why companies should throw away money on proprietary BI when they can get all the features, plus flexibility, scalability and portability with Pentaho."

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.

About Fidelitone Logistics

Fidelitone Logistics is an industry leader in 3PL and supply chain performance that delivers value-added solutions for business partners and their clients. As an innovator within the logistics industry since 1929, expertise includes: Supply Chain Management, Inventory Planning, Technology Solutions, Warehousing, Last Mile Delivery, Reverse Logistics and Parts Logistics. Ranked a "Top 100 3PL" by Inbound Logistics magazine, Fidelitone Logistics has more than 20 locations throughout the United States. For more information, please visit www.fidelitone.com.