Pentaho - Yay or Nay?https://www.trustradius.com/business-intelligence-biPentahoUnspecified6.91081012016-11-04T15:41:35.739Z
November 04, 2016
Pentaho - Yay or Nay?
Score 6 out of 101
Overall Satisfaction with Pentaho
I worked in a small-size private consulting firm that used Pentaho for analytics and reporting firm-wide. It catered to clients in a broad range of industries ranging from hospitality to the public sector. The software is easy to learn and has an impressive amount of functionality incorporated. The ETL (Kettle) module is great for generating visualizations and I highly recommend this software to a beginner interested in BI.
- Good client feedback - caters to specific requirements
- Low learning curve for new staff
- Good community backup
I have used Tableau, which also does a great job and has better integration features, but as a report generation/ ETL/ BI tool, I'd recommend Pentaho. I also prefer Pentaho as it is best suited for the current client base that the firm has. It fulfills specific needs with great ways of report customization.
Pentaho is well suited to small - mid size firms that have specific reporting needs. It is less likely to benefit firms that already have data analytics capabilities built into multiple platforms as Pentaho is not easy to integrate with other analytics platforms. There isn't enough documentation available online, however, customer support is easy to reach.