SOURCE: Pentaho Corporation

September 13, 2007 13:20 ET

Loma Linda University Health Care Deploys Pentaho for Business Intelligence

Leading Health Care Organization Chooses Pentaho Commercial Open Source Over Proprietary BI

ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwire - September 13, 2007) - Pentaho Corp., creator of the world's most popular open source business intelligence (BI) suite, today announced that Loma Linda University Health Care (LLUHC) has deployed Pentaho for business intelligence. LLUHC is using the OLAP capabilities of Pentaho Analysis Services as part of their overall management of more than half a million patients and more than six hundred physicians.

Loma Linda University Health Care is the management service organization that supports the many programs and services provided by more than 600 faculty physicians. LLUHC physicians are family practice, general medicine and general pediatric primary care specialists, as well as various medical and surgical specialists. The faculty practice plan of Loma Linda University accounts for over 40,000 patient office visits a month.

Finance and Operations staff at LLUHC use the application to analyze service delivery and billing by a number of business "dimensions," including time periods, billing groups, providers, and more. Users are able to interactively analyze and explore the information, including drilling down to the individual patient level. The application integrates data from a number of internal systems including the Intersystems Caché post-relational database. The BI application runs on a Microsoft Windows Server using a Microsoft SQL Server database.

LLUHC deployed Pentaho to replace a system originally built on Microsoft Access and Microsoft Excel. With the upgrade to Pentaho, users now have interactive, web-based access to a secure, centralized analysis application. Pentaho was selected over alternatives from Cognos and Business Objects because Pentaho's standards-based architecture and commercial open source business model provided the lowest total cost of ownership. LLUHC chose a Pentaho Subscription, providing professional technical support and IP indemnification. In the most recent phase of the project, LLUHC took advantage of Pentaho's Single Sign-On (SSO) capabilities to integrate with their existing security and authentication systems, based on Microsoft Active Directory and ACEGI.

"Pentaho Customer Support has been exceptional," said Darrin Blocker in Decision Support Services at LLUHC. "This is a strategic application at LLUHC, and working with Pentaho has accelerated our deployment and improved our overall application delivery."

"Loma Linda University Health Care is a great example of an organization who upgraded their BI capabilities with the peace-of-mind of professional training and subscription services as well as the lower costs and lower risk of commercial open source BI," said Lance Walter, vp of marketing for Pentaho.

For more information on Pentaho, please see www.pentaho.com.

About Pentaho

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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