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Anonymous

Used weekly for less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

4

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed April 2018

It is definitely the solution to carry out all the projects successfully!

Everything is organized better using this software. It is quite efficient and easy to use...

PROS

This software is wonderful, with it you can obtain performance and scalability. As well as manage and schedule reports. It is very efficient which means that you save a lot in daily reports...

CONS

This software is potentially amazing. Has it all! Your free trial is as complete as the paid version. It's very complete.

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Enrico

Verified reviewer

Farming, 10,000+ employees

Used daily for less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

4

EASE OF USE

3

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

3

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed January 2020

Nice surprise

The tool allows the creation of complex ETL projects in a quick way and save time to produce valuable solution for the company.

PROS

Data Integration allows the build of such a complex ETL projects in a quick way, it's very powerful. Being an open source software allows the user to always find hints over the web

CONS

Issue log reports not really clear the error/s occurring and the troubleshooting results sometimes difficult. Scheduling

Reason for choosing Pentaho

Pentaho is an open source software.

Dalton

Transportation/Trucking/Railroad, 51-200 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

OVERALL RATING:

3

EASE OF USE

3

VALUE FOR MONEY

2

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed April 2017

Riding a Wild Horse - Community Edition

PROS

Many features. I like to use the reporting PRD, I think that it is the best. I use Spoon/Kettle that is a ETL tool to process data.

CONS

Many bugs. Maybe is because of Community Edition. We have many difficult to install in cloud. The layout of some report that run in developing, don't run in production.

Felix

Management Consulting, 2-10 employees

Used daily for less than 2 years

Review Source
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

4

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed May 2018

Once you understand the basics of this program it is very, but very easy to use

PROS

"higher visual interface to processes, has a good number of functions (and very easy to understand) for data reporting, integration, data mining and ETL.. very simple but effective Big data transform You can build many dimensional model and load the results of the transformation into a database to develop any report whit low margin of error through a dimensional model and load the results of the transformation into a database to develop specialized reports , low margin of error-Automate the steps for execution"

CONS

Its a great tool to use, nothing to dislike about the product. Nothing to dislike, everything is good. All the features are really good.

Kaela

Health, Wellness and Fitness, 201-500 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

4

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed November 2022

Pentaho a Flexible System

Pentaho has been a great product for our agency. We have generated hundreds of customized reports. End users are able to pull reports directly out of our E.H.R.

PROS

Pentaho allows for great flexibility in report writing. It provides access to data tables with limited restrictions. It is highly customizable.

CONS

While the system does offer Wizard tools this is not a product for beginner level report writers. It is best used by someone with at least basic SQL training.

Karthick

Information Technology and Services, 10,000+ employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

4

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

4

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed April 2022

Excellent tool for integration and reporting

PROS

Excellent data integration across various data nodes, high user friendly which means easy to learn and cheaper cost compared to current market standards.

CONS

Limitation in integration with JDBC connector, reporting designer features needs to be enhanced a bit and slow in fetching huge data.

Anonymous

201-500 employees

Used daily for less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

4

EASE OF USE

4

VALUE FOR MONEY

4

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

4

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed October 2017

The best tool for data integration

PROS

Ease of use and abundant features to get things done. Helps a lot in filling the various gaps in data sources.

CONS

Not so user friendly, takes sometime for new user to get around the application and figure out the various tricks and tools available

Anonymous

501-1,000 employees

Used daily for less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

4

EASE OF USE

4

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

3

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed November 2018

One of the best Business Analytics tool out there

PROS

This tool can be installed on any operating system. It has a simple interface, so it takes less time to learn.

CONS

The design of the software is pretty old! Needs lot of improvement when compared to its competitors.

Anonymous

51-200 employees

Used monthly for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

4

EASE OF USE

3

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

2

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed February 2018

Gives me the ability to use clicks instead of code.

PROS

Penatho brings a visual interface to processes which would traditionally only be accomplished by many, many lines of code (which it can also do). Many powerful inputs from servers, software, and CRM systems. It also has very detailed error handling, which makes it easy to troubleshoot.

CONS

Support is mostly wiki/community based, with instructions for particular steps being lacking, outdated, or missing completely. Outputs could be simplified as well, with even a basic CSV output being slightly more complex than it should be, compared to other steps.

Anonymous

201-500 employees

Used weekly for less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

4

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

4

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

4

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed March 2022

Totally Worth it!!

I had used both pentaho report designer(PRD) and pentaho data integration(PDI) for optimizing power BI connectivity. Totally satisfied with my experience.

PROS

Excellent Data Integration, affordable price model and high user friendly.

CONS

Slow in loading huge data, technical limitation in reporting and resolving of ticket could have been improved a bit.

Isao

Machinery, 201-500 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

4

EASE OF USE

4

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

3

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed October 2022

会社内のレポートを作成しています

PROS

主に、ETLとレポートデザイナーを利用して、会社内のレポートを作成しています。 担当者が手作業で作成していたレポートを自動で作成するように切り替えたり、 手作業では作成が困難だったレポートを自動作成したりしてきました。 最初の数年は、クライアントPC上でサーバーを稼働させて、お試しで運用しました。 その次は、性能の高めのクライアントPC上で、本格的な運用を開始して、 近年は、その有用性を社内で認められ、本格的なサーバー導入に至りました。 このような段階的な運用が可能だったのは、この製品に Community Edition が存在していて、フル機能を無償で試すことができる点が大きいです。

CONS

良くない点はあまりありません。 強いてあげるならば、とっかかりで Community Edition を運用するにあたっては、やはり「情報を自分でかき集めて来る」必要があるので、万人にお勧めできない点でしょうか。 社内リソースや当人に不安があるならば、技術的な点を補うためには、外部の協力者に有償でサポートを受けた方が確実ですし、安心です。 Web上に情報が無いわけではないですが、フルスタックの知識を要求される面が多く、素人に毛が生えた程度の技術者では太刀打ちできません。 利用ユーザーの裾野を広げるためには、この点は改善されて欲しいと思います。

Reason for choosing Pentaho

Community Editionの存在が大きいです。有償製品の試用版も検討しましたが、BIの最初のとっかかりとしては、「期限付き」の有償版は敷居が高いですし、社内に認知されるまでは、最初はそこまでリソースを避けないのです。(特にひとり情シスとしては。)

Kavan

Computer Software, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

OVERALL RATING:

4

EASE OF USE

4

VALUE FOR MONEY

4

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

4

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed June 2017

Pentaho, a great open source BI suit with strong community support

One of the best opensource BI tool, also well integrated with existing platforms. It will be interesting to see how will it get integrated with fast evolving Big data technologies. Pentaho 7.1 is step in right direction.

PROS

- We mature DI (Data integration) module - Easy to learn design console (Spoon) - wide community support - Very well integrated with different platforms - Innovating fast in Big data world specially Pentaho 7.1

CONS

- Not very well documented for latest releases one of the reasons is many innovation are happening very fast

Anonymous

1,001-5,000 employees

Used weekly for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

4

EASE OF USE

2

VALUE FOR MONEY

3

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

1

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed February 2023

Potente software ETL

PROS

Il grande vantaggio della Suite Pentaho è lo strumento di ETL (Pentaho Data Integration o Kettle), strumento estremamente potente e performante che consente di comporre visivamente qualsiasi flusso di trasformazione del dato.

CONS

Gli strumenti di Analisi del dato non sono al passo con lo standard attuale.

senando

Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing, 51-200 employees

Used daily for less than 2 years

Review Source
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

4

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed January 2019

Great partner of IT business analyst

Using this kind of software brings ease and accurate data reports that helps the company on decision making

PROS

Easy to use, compatible in many database such as mysql, ms sql server, different type of output to choose such as excel, html, richtext, etc.

CONS

Some version are slow on initializing and fetching data such as Pentaho report designer version 5 and above. Unlike version 3 which has smooth process, that was base on my experience.

riyaadh

Telecommunications, 51-200 employees

Used more than 2 years

Review Source
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

4

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed October 2018

ETL on the fly

PROS

Drag and drop functionality makes it easy to create transformations. Able to analyse data from multiple sources quickly and efficiently. Jobs can be scheduled in order to run specific tasks and transformations at a certain time.

CONS

Can take some time to figure out how to use it as there are lots of components involved. Can be a bit slow or run into out of memory issues for bigger queries but upping the virtual memory in the configuration can fix this issue.

James

Legal Services, 11-50 employees

Used daily for less than 12 months

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed February 2017

Saves me not only hours, but DAYS

PROS

Pentaho has nice schema browsing features whereby one not need know anything about the underlying schema in order to design a transformation. Automatic multi-threading by default.

CONS

When outputting to a table, Talend has an option to Drop if exists, and create. Pentaho has a Truncate [prior to load], but no option create the table as part of the data flow nor an option to drop an existing table.

Michelle

Civic & Social Organization, 51-200 employees

Used weekly for more than 2 years

Review Source
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

4

EASE OF USE

4

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed April 2018

Pentaho Review

PROS

Once you understand the basics of this program it is easy to use. The bonus with this program is that if someone write a report, they can share the script with you. The updated 6.1 version is definitely an improvement.

CONS

If you are not at all familiar with writing script, this program can be very challenging. No real user manuals are included.

Ritchea

Computer Software, 501-1,000 employees

Used weekly for more than 2 years

Review Source
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

4

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

4

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed May 2018

Best Data integration and business analytics tool

Best product for reporting and analyzing.

PROS

Best reporting tool.Features like data reporting, integration, data mining and ETL. Provides easy and good insights of business. Provides intuitive interface for most advanced users

CONS

Sometimes Pentaho Spoon(GUI) crashes.sharing and collaboration capabilities need to be enhanced Other all features are really good.

Anonymous

Used weekly for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

4

EASE OF USE