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Sopra Steria

Sopra Steria Aggregates Data From Many Sources

Sopra Steria







Develop an organized data system to produce wholistic and in-depth reports.



Pentaho Data Integration and Pentaho Business Analytics automate data processing and improve access to data.


  • Achieved an economic and operational view of data.
  • Allowed Sopra Steria to consolidate their data.
  • Solution is integrated into Sopra Steria’s project planning system.
  • Personalized reporting gives access controls to each user.

The Challenge: Condense Data Into Efficient Reports

Sopra Steria uses Hitachi Vantara’s Pentaho platform to manage their data. Sopra Steria, a European leader in digital transformation, provides a comprehensive portfolio spanning consulting, systems integration, industry-specific solutions, infrastructure management and business process services. Sopra Steria wanted to aggregate data from many sources of their project planning platform and information system.

Pentaho is simplifying, standardizing and governing data, erasing complicated processes.

– Bernard Meszaros, Project Manager, Sopra Steria

Furthermore, the company sought to produce synthetic consolidation reports dedicated to the steering teams, operational departments, and group executive. The project would provide complementary information to existing business intelligence reports. These reports would be delivered to project teams by Sopra Steria’s information system. Since there are thousands of BI users who are involved in Sopra Steria’s project management, the company needed simple filtering data management per profile and seniority level.

The Solution: Pentaho Data Integration, Pentaho Business Analytics

Hitachi Vantara’s Pentaho Data Integration software provides Sopra Steria with a complete tool set, which includes powerful extract, transform, and load (ETL) tools. This allows the solution accepts multiple plug-ins for a “à la carte” data management of many business applications that are included in the project planning platform.

Additionally, Sopra Steria formed an OEM relationship using Hitachi Vantara’s Pentaho Business Analytics. Sopra Steria was particularly interested in analyzer reports, interactive reports, and dashboard designer. By utilizing these features, Sopra Steria desired to produce enriched reports and analyses, and make the information available to production managers, and executives. The Pentaho platform has become a fully integrated component of Sopra Steria’s project planning system.

The customer chose Pentaho to address their challenges for many reasons. They valued the Pentaho solution’s open source heritage. They felt as though it provided a guarantee of innovation and would allow for open components, multiple plug-ins and was highly scalable. Hitachi Vantara’s Pentaho software was chosen because it offered access to business intelligence to thousands of users involved in Sopra Steria’s project management. Hitachi Vantara was able to provide them with highly cost-effective services. Pentaho Data Integration and Pentaho Business Analytics easily integrated with Sopra Steria’s applicative platform. Finally, Hitachi Vantara was able to provide simple filtering data management per profile and per confidentiality level.

The Outcome: Deeper Insights From Clean and Centralized Data

Hitachi Vantara provides Sopra Steria with a global economic and operational vision thanks to Pentaho’s automated analytics tools. Pentaho Data Integration (PDI) accelerated the company’s heterogeneous data delivery in a centralized point for more valuable reporting and analysis. The solution has enabled a simplified, homogeneous and reliable consolidation of data from different projects belonging to very large programs, such as aeronautics programs.

Pentaho Data Integration and Pentaho Business Analytics have become fully integrated components of Sopra Steria’s project planning system. It has provided personalized reporting with access control, depending on the user’s responsibility level.

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