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Overview

Pentaho couples data integration with business analytics in a modern platform that brings together IT & business users to...

Category Leaders

Microsoft Power BI converts data into rich interactive visualizations, utilizing business analytics tools to share dashboard-based...

  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials
  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials

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  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
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Per month

  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

4.3

42

5

4

3

2

1

17

22

2

0

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
97%
would recommend this app

4.5

1K

5

4

3

2

1

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355

47

7

2

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
98%
would recommend this app

Pros

Great analytics and results are very useful. Provides good insight of the business.

SM

Sumant M.

A very well designed platform, of great cost benefit, as well as the integration and reports, even better than when we analyze the costs.

JF

Juan Felipe M.

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.

FF

Felix F.

Pros

It's an incredible programming for examination. I love the perception highlights since it transform drilling information into fun outlines or diagrams.
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Milind D.

The ability to filter to the specific metric we are interested in is an amazing feature.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

It is a good data analytics and visualization software and its ability to import data from multiples sources is a great feature.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

Cons

Lack of detailed comments in error messages. It does not have documentation in Spanish language.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

The bugs are usually not so easy to solve, and the errors shown sometimes don't give you a clue of what is wrong.

GM

Gabriel M.

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.

JW

James W.

Cons

Could be frustrating to use when first starting as it would give you an error message but provide no specifics on what is wrong or directions to fix it.

YZ

Yang Z.

I find it a bit frustrating when presented with a visualisation that doesn't represent the particular angle on the data I am looking for.

DS

Daniel S.

Had to take some training courses and even at that it was still confusing.

KJ

Kyle J.

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  • Last review3 months ago
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  • Last review6 days ago

Key features

  • Total features46
  • AI/Machine Learning
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Ad hoc Analysis
  • Ad hoc Query
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Audit Management
  • Benchmarking
  • Charting
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Dashboard
  • Customizable Reports
  • Dashboard
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Data Analysis Tools
  • Data Blending
  • Data Cleansing
  • Data Connectors
  • Data Discovery
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Management
  • Data Quality Control
  • Data Recovery
  • Data Synchronization
  • Data Transformation
  • Data Visualization
  • Database Support
  • Drag & Drop
  • Geographic Maps
  • High Volume Processing
  • Integration into Third Party Applications
  • Interactive Reports
  • Job Scheduling
  • KPI Monitoring
  • Key Performance Indicators
  • Match & Merge
  • Mobile Access
  • Natural Language Search
  • OLAP
  • Performance Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Pipeline Management
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Profitability Analysis
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Relational Display
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Sales Reports
  • Scheduled / Automated Reports
  • Search/Filter
  • Self Service Data Preparation
  • Self-service Analytics
  • Single Page View
  • Single Sign On
  • Strategic Planning
  • Trend / Problem Indicators
  • Version Control
  • Visual Analytics
  • Visual Discovery
  • Workflow Management
  • Total features37
  • AI/Machine Learning
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Ad hoc Analysis
  • Ad hoc Query
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Audit Management
  • Benchmarking
  • Charting
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Dashboard
  • Customizable Reports
  • Dashboard
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Data Analysis Tools
  • Data Blending
  • Data Cleansing
  • Data Connectors
  • Data Discovery
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Management
  • Data Quality Control
  • Data Recovery
  • Data Synchronization
  • Data Transformation
  • Data Visualization
  • Database Support
  • Drag & Drop
  • Geographic Maps
  • High Volume Processing
  • Integration into Third Party Applications
  • Interactive Reports
  • Job Scheduling
  • KPI Monitoring
  • Key Performance Indicators
  • Match & Merge
  • Mobile Access
  • Natural Language Search
  • OLAP
  • Performance Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Pipeline Management
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Profitability Analysis
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Relational Display
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Sales Reports
  • Scheduled / Automated Reports
  • Search/Filter
  • Self Service Data Preparation
  • Self-service Analytics
  • Single Page View
  • Single Sign On
  • Strategic Planning
  • Trend / Problem Indicators
  • Version Control
  • Visual Analytics
  • Visual Discovery
  • Workflow Management

Integrations

  • Total integrations5
  • Dropbox Business
  • Google Ads
  • Google Analytics 360
  • HubSpot CRM
  • Instagram
  • LinkedIn for Business
  • Mailchimp
  • Marketo Engage
  • Meta for Business
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Mixpanel
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Snowflake
  • Stripe
  • Tableau
  • Twitter
  • Xero
  • Zendesk
  • Total integrations294
  • Dropbox Business
  • Google Ads
  • Google Analytics 360
  • HubSpot CRM
  • Instagram
  • LinkedIn for Business
  • Mailchimp
  • Marketo Engage
  • Meta for Business
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Mixpanel
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Snowflake
  • Stripe
  • Tableau
  • Twitter
  • Xero
  • Zendesk

User reviews that mention these apps

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Pentaho

Totally Worth it!!

Reviewed 3 months ago

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.

Overall Rating
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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Pentaho

Pentaho Open Source

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

Simply the best BI on the market and still for free, perfect

Cons

I have not reported any issues with my use

Overall Rating
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  • Ease of use
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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Pentaho

An easy BI tool with a POWERFULL ETL inside

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

Pentaho BI Solution is nomilly a BI Open Source solution that can compete with the most important players of this area. Pentaho is easy to manage and has a powerfull ETL inside that can be managed itself as a product.

Cons

The "Open Source Philosophy" is not away true.... I mean that if you want a full support from Pentaho it will be not-so-cheap

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Pentaho

PDI Community Edition is amazing.....the rest is mud

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

- Free PDI tool....its free so no discussions with finance - PDI is actually very effective ETL application with a easy to understand flow - Community is actually helpful

Cons

- Free BI tool is just slightly easier than building a website from scratch but a lot harder than using any other BI tool. - You need to know how to hack java to use. - The paid version does not have competitive pricing for the incremental value.

Overall Rating
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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Pentaho

Pentaho is integrated set of tools for business intelligence

Reviewed 4 years ago

I have transformed multiple databases from different sources and formats into one single format and recognizable database set. After single database operation, I need to summarize report for that purpose i used Pentaho report designer tool to summarize and design report.

Pros

Data in Pentaho can be easily import from nearly any type of source including .csv, excel etc to create single report.

Cons

Pentaho itself is too much resource hungry as compared to other BI softwares. Configuration after installation is required that will be difficult for non-techies.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Pentaho

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

Reviewed 5 years ago

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

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Microsoft Power BI

Just switched to Power BI from Pentaho

Reviewed 3 years ago

My company has integrated Power BI among our Development, Sales, Analytics, Prouduct, and Marketing teams to share real-time data reports.

Pros

Power BI analytics features much faster data load times than it's competitor, Pentaho. The user interface is also much friendly and much easier to learn than compared to Pentaho. Our team made the switch 6 months ago and our ability to get real-time business intelligence has been vastly improved.

Cons

Power BI reports only seem to be able to source data from a single sheet. I'm not sure if this will be fixed in a future iteration.