Pentaho Business Analytics is a part of Business intelligence (BI). It is the set of techniques and tools for the transformation of raw source data into useful and meaningful information for business analysis purposes. Business Intelligence mainly focuses on developing new valuable insights and proper understanding of business performance based on the data and statistical methods. The goal of BI is allowing easy interpretation of large sets of data, identifying new opportunities and implementing an effective strategy based on insights which can provide businesses with a competitive market edge and long-term stability. BI technologies provide current, historical and predictive views of business operations.
Business Analytics makes extensive use of statistical analysis, including predictive modeling, explanatory and fact-based management to drive decision making. BI can be used to support a wide range of business decisions ranging from strategies to operational decision making.
Pentaho Business Analytics
Pentaho Business Analytics is an interactive and simple approach that empowers business users to visualize data across different dimensions and provides with a number of report generations including pivot reports, ad-hoc reports, analyze reports and sums up all reports in one single dashboard. Basic operating decisions which Pentaho includes are pricing or product positioning. Strategic business decisions which include goals, priorities, and directions at the broadest level are some of the goals that Pentaho helps us achieve. In all cases, Pentaho BI is most effective when it combines data derived from the market in which a company operates i.e. external data with data from company sources internal to the business such as operations and financial data. When combined, internal and external data can provide a more complete and analytically perfect picture which, in effect, creates an “intelligence” that cannot be derived from any singular set of data.
Interactive Visual Based Analysis :
- Roll up and Drill down capabilities through zooming, filtering etc.
- Built-in libraries like pie-charts, geo-maps, heat grids to have a perfect and ready-to-analyse data.
- Web-based drag and drop dashboards.
- Highly functional interactive and interactive/ad-hoc reports.
High-end Publishing :
- Outputs in popular formats: CSV, Excel, HTML, PDF.
Management and Administration :
- Recovery and Backup facilities.
- Enterprise ready data integration with job restart and rollback.