The philosophy behind the Pentaho BI Platform and its solutions.
In many years of helping customers create reports and analytical systems, we have encountered a similar situation many times. The scenario is always different, but the basic need is always the same: a report is delivered or a particular situation is encountered in the data and something specific needs to happen - a decision must be made, causes must be discovered, or a process must be started. In these cases the information presentation, analysis, and delivery (BI) is a part of a larger process. This process exists to solve the business problem: it is the solution.
- It is process-centric because it is built ground-up to be process-based.
- It is solution-oriented because the solution for many business problems is a process, and the platform includes all the major components required to implement process-based solutions.