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Press Release

December 06, 2011

Fundación Telefonica Uses Pentaho to Manage its Program against Child Labor

Pentaho Business Analytics helps to take further steps to eradicate child labor

December 6, 2011, Madrid, Spain —
**Read this case study in Spanish**

Pentaho Corporation, the business analytics company providing power for technologists and rapid insight for users, today announced that Proniño, Fundación Telefónica’s charitable social action program, has implemented Pentaho Business Analytics to explore and visualize its data in real time and help define targeted measures for eradicating child labor in Latin America.

Since the program started, the number of children involved has grown exponentially and reached 107,602 by 2008. With this growth, the old analytics tools reached their limits, making it almost impossible to track the progress of each child or evaluate the success of the program.  Accenture Foundation, through its Pro-Bono CSR program recommended that Fundación Telefónica implement Pentaho Business Analytics. In workshops more than 400 social workers from thirteen countries in Latin America, all non-technical users, were trained to work with Pentaho. 

The reactions from users have been very positive, as Pentaho allows them to explore and visualize their data in real time, helping them to better understand the context in which child labor arises, discovering new and unknown challenges that and take better measures that are better adapted to real needs to eradicate child labor.  One social worker commented, “this is like a dream come true."

With Pentaho Business Analytics, social workers can keep track of each child attended by the program, currently at nearly 240,000. The reports generated with Pentaho allow contributing to the partnership with governments to identify where problems occur and propose alternatives to eradicate them.

Matias Figueroa, Program Coordinator at Fundación Telefónica Proniño says, "Pentaho Business Analytics allows Fundación Telefónica and its partners to manage the program more efficiently and it helps the social workers to take better suited measures to eradicate child labor."

"It is gratifying to see how open source technology gives charities like Proniño access to business analytics tools normally only accessible to large enterprises,” said Davy Nys, Regional Vice President EMEA & APAC, Pentaho. “Thanks to Pentaho’s intuitive interface, social workers without deep technical or analytical skills can explore and visualize their data and create and share reports."

Learn more about Fundación Telefónica's deployment of Pentaho Business Analytics. Read the case study in English and Spanish.

About Fundación Telefónica
At Fundación Telefónica ( we contribute to social development through access to knowledge. We do this through our own programs of social innovation using ICT and collaborative networks.
We work in three areas:

  • The promotion of access to education and knowledge.
  • The promotion of improved quality of education through the incorporation of ICT in pedagogical models.
  • The distribution of knowledge, which we generate and share.
  • Countries where we are present are Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Spain, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela. Additionally, our programs reach ten other countries in Latin America and Europe.

Contact Fundación Telefónica
Department of International Relations and Communication
Alejandra Arispe
0034 915844774

About Pentaho, a Hitachi Group company
Pentaho, a Hitachi Group company, is a leading data integration and business analytics company with an enterprise-class, open source-based platform for diverse big data deployments. Pentaho’s unified data integration and analytics platform is comprehensive, completely embeddable and delivers governed data to power any analytics in any environment. Pentaho’s mission is to help organizations across multiple industries harness the value from all their data, including big data and IoT, enabling them to find new revenue streams, operate more efficiently, deliver outstanding service and minimize risk. Pentaho has over 15,000 product deployments and 1,500 commercial customers today including ABN-AMRO Clearing, BT, EMC, NASDAQ and Sears Holdings Corporation. For more information visit

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