SOURCE: Pentaho Corporation

Pentaho Corporation

January 22, 2010 02:00 ET

Pentaho and jAPS Supply Italian Government With Business Intelligence

Technology Partnership Forms a Unique and Innovative Solution for Government Agencies

CAGLIARI, ITALY--(Marketwire - January 22, 2010) - Pentaho Corporation, the commercial open source alternative for business intelligence (BI), and jAPS, the emerging open source Enterprise Accessible Information Platform, today announced a strategic partnership in which they will be delivering cost effective information applications to the Italian government. Through tighter integration between jAPS and Pentaho, the Italian government can take advantage of fully integrated BI solutions to make government intelligence information accessible to more individuals, including those with disabilities.

As a trusted technology solution for the Italian government, Java Agile Portal System (jAPS) is an open source, web-based portal platform with full accessibility compliance for persons with disabilities. For delivery of information, Pentaho BI Suite provides comprehensive reporting, interactive analysis, data integration and data mining capabilities that let organizations transform raw data into critical intelligence and insight. The joint solution makes it simple to integrate BI information with other relevant content and deliver it through a customizable portal environment with full web accessibility.

Pentaho's end-to-end BI capabilities, combined with the Section 508- and W3C WCAG-compliant jAPS 2.0 Platform, provide a powerful yet easy to use framework for "accessible" BI. The reliability, scalability and standards-based architecture of jAPS 2.0 Platform allow immediate integration with Pentaho BI Suite. With jAPS and Pentaho, users can access critical organizational information through intuitive, customized and accessible dashboard views. The integration between Pentaho and jAPS forms a unique, innovative and complete solution for commercial and government organizations alike.

About Pentaho

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

About jAPS

jAPS 2.0 Platform is more than an Enterprise Portal, it's a framework that provides performance and scalability features typical of enterprise software (Enterprise), allows people with disabilities to fully access and manage information and services (Accessible), seeks to simplify content management (Information) and it can be used as a framework (Platform) to build vertical applications based on contents (Content Enabled Vertical Application).

The front end engine of jAPS can output accessible portals compatible with accessibility requirements of W3C WCAG standards.

The back office GUI of jAPS is 4/2004 Law (Italy) compliant and compatible with international standards like WCAG 2.0 and Section 508. This peculiarity allows people with disabilities to write, publish and manage contents and services.

Tzente S.r.l. is the Official Maintainer of jAPS project and provides professional support, training and custom development on jAPS 2.0 Platform and its certified versions (jAPS 2.0 Certified Edition).