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Pentaho Announces On-Demand BI to Address Need for Rapid, Flexible and Low-Cost BI Solutions

Originally published June 8, 2010

Pentaho Corporation, the open source business intelligence (BI) leader, announced its secure, flexible On-Demand BI Suite Subscription that removes critical barriers to BI adoption by giving the customer complete control over how the solution is deployed and managed—by Pentaho, by the customer, or by both.

In addition, Pentaho announced the availability of an on-demand evaluation environment, allowing enterprises to easily test drive the Pentaho BI Suite with their own data without requiring any of their own hardware and personnel assets.

To launch the new service, Pentaho Services is offering the 72-Hour Challenge where businesses provide Pentaho with their own data and Pentaho will have a full evaluation project up and running within 72 hours including key performance indicators and relevant dashboards. The solution will then remain online for three weeks during which time the customer can fully explore and expand the solution at their convenience.

While most companies recognize that they need business intelligence to make optimal business decisions, many simply don’t have the time or internal business and IT resources to commit to the new application initiative. Pentaho’s On-Demand BI solutions overcome these barriers and reduce the friction associated with a BI deployment by enabling companies to choose the right level of involvement depending on their specific needs.

They can develop and administer the infrastructure and the BI application themselves or have Pentaho handle any portion of the deployment or application management. Plus, Pentaho’s On-Demand BI Subscription is deployed via a virtual system image which eliminates any portability issues should the customer decide to move their BI Suite to their on-premise infrastructure. With today’s announcement, Pentaho is bringing the best of on-demand and full service application management together, and delivering on the promise of Agile BI.

For more information about Pentaho’s On-Demand BI Solution and the 72-Hour Challenge visit www.pentaho.com/solutions/on-demand
Read blog from Pentaho CEO, Richard Daley, “On-Demand or On-Premise: Yes, Please” http://blogs.pentaho.com