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User review of Pentaho

My user experience with Pentaho

- by Geraldine

USER SATISFACTION

RECOMMENDATION
5 out of 7
Quite likely
COST EFFICENCY
5out of 7
Good
OVERALL IMPRESSION
4out of 5
very good
EASE OF USE
4out of 5
very good
CUSTOMER SUPPORT
4out of 5
very good

PROS & CONS

What are the best aspects of this product?

Among all the Pentaho software tools I like PDI the best. This tool gives me plenty of chances to link to various data points and embed plenty of logic into my ETL. It allows a range of predefined steps and I can use customized codes which greatly enhance ETL functionality. Pentaho BI server offers an excellent way for users to access data either through analytics cubes or predefined reports. I appreciate that the app is easily customizable and uncomplicated to use.

What aspects are problematic or could work better?

A couple of features could be enhanced. One is dashboard functionality. You can use C-tools for a more attractive interface but it needs added administration and development. The out of the box solution can offer more dashboarding features as right now if offers only simple functionality. Second, the Report Designer could be improved as the interface is quite old and not much documentation is offered.

What specific problems in your company were solved by this product?

I lead a BI Team and we provide data to our business users. We need to offer data in such a manner to enable the business users to generate their own reports and make decisions with less customized reports. We are using cubes, but they prefer using predefined reports. Dashboarding will resolve the issue and that is why we are moving in this direction.

Are you a current user of this product?

Yes

USER DETAILS

What is your role with this product?

  • I use it myself

How long have you been using this product?

1-3 years

COMPANY DETAILS

What is your company size?

More than 100 Employees

What is your industry?

Internet

USAGE & IMPLEMENTATION

Did your company use a different software before this one?

no

How many people in your company actively use this product?

several employees

PRICING & COSTS

How long is your contract with the vendor?

1 year

FEATURE DETAILS

No information provided by the reviewer.

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