SOURCE: Pentaho Corporation

Pentaho Corporation

June 10, 2009 08:00 ET

Otto International Upgrades From Legacy Hyperion Applications to Pentaho Business Intelligence

BrainChild Helps Leading B2B Services Company Enhance BI Capabilities While Reducing Costs

HONG KONG and ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwire - June 10, 2009) - BrainChild, a leading IT services provider and Pentaho Gold Reseller and Pentaho Corporation, the commercial open source alternative for business intelligence (BI), today announced that Otto International, a leading B2B services company, has finished replacing legacy Hyperion applications and manual data integration jobs with Pentaho BI Suite Enterprise Edition. The project was managed by BrainChild in Hong Kong, with both the migration and new features delivered in only four months.

OTTO International (OI) is a service company with decades of experience in purchasing and procurement. The worldwide OI network comprises a total of 26 locations, offering B2B clients the full process chain, from purchasing and retail-based services such as transport logistics, financial services and product design through to quality control.

Like many organizations using traditional business intelligence and analytics tools, OI was faced with a costly and complex upgrade to its existing implementation of reporting and analytics based on Oracle's Hyperion BI product line. OI turned to Pentaho Corporation for a commercial open source alternative that could support and even enhance their BI capabilities at a significantly lower cost. Pentaho Reporting is now used to deliver the same standardized reports for business users. Pentaho Analysis is also provided so that users can interactively explore, analyze, and understand the data.

The application integrates data from multiple sources, including Microsoft Navision and other internal systems. Before Pentaho and BrainChild, OI's process involved manual extraction and integration of necessary reporting information. Now, with Pentaho Data Integration Enterprise Edition, OI has completely automated the integration process, and can easily adjust and refine the data integration rules as its sources or business needs change. The new system has also given OI more flexibility and made them more responsive; requested changes in corporate reports can quickly be applied directly in the system, providing next-day results instead of waiting for a long and complex end-to-end system overhaul. The system runs on a commodity server, using SUSE Enterprise Linux, Pentaho BI Suite Enterprise Edition and the PostgreSQL database.

"Working with BrainChild and Pentaho, we've been able to improve our BI capabilities and dramatically reduce our ongoing BI costs," said Sven Jasper, director of information technology, at OTTO International. "With the expertise of BrainChild and the technology, value, and support of Pentaho, we have a modern BI system that can support our business effectively for many years."

"Pentaho takes customer satisfaction seriously and keeps partners accountable for the end result," said Lars Nordwall, senior vice president of business development at Pentaho Corporation. "BrainChild quickly delivered on OTTO International's requirements, with significant cost savings made possible by Pentaho BI Suite Enterprise Edition. Our investments in the Asia-Pacific region and the obvious economic advantages of Pentaho's solutions will continue to drive rapid growth along with happy customers."

About BrainChild

BrainChild is a BI solutions provider in the Asia-Pacific region, founded in 2003, with offices in Hong Kong and Japan. BrainChild focuses on data warehousing, analytics, credit modeling, and risk management applications with experience in a wide range of BI and data warehousing technologies. BrainChild became a Pentaho Gold Reseller in 2009 and also won the Pentaho Partner of the Year award in 2007. BrainChild has delivered many large-scale data warehousing implementations in both Hong Kong and Japan. For more information, visit www.e-brainchild.com.

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.

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