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Press Release

July 19, 2012

Pharos Resources Delivers Pentaho-Powered SaaS BI in Just 4 Weeks

Higher Education SaaS Brings Student Retention Intelligence to College Administrators and Support Staff

July 18, 2012, — Delivering the future of business analytics, Pentaho Corporation today announced that Pharos Resources, a SaaS provider of retention intelligence for higher education colleges and universities, has successfully embedded Pentaho Business Analytics into its Pharos Insight offering. Pentaho’s cloud-ready, easy-to-embed platform andPowered by Pentaho program have enabled Pharos to bring Pharos Insights to market in just four weeks.

In search of a user-friendly business analytics solution for clients in the education sector, Pharos selected Pentaho because its:

  • Intuitive, drag-and-drop analytics are ideal for non-technical users such as school administrators and staff;
  • Embeddable platform is easy to white-label and rebrand;
  • Pentaho Data Integration capabilities enable Pharos to quickly profile and load client data, create a quick proof of concept environment and win new business;
  • Total value in comparison to offerings from proprietary and other open source BI vendors.

Now, with Pentaho Analytics embedded in Pharos Insight, school administration offices at colleges across the country can better understand their students, resolve key issues facing at-risk students, improve student retention and graduation rates.

For Pharos Resources, becoming a Pentaho partner has enabled them to:

  • Provide a higher-value product that brings “retention intelligence” to universities and higher education institutions;
  • Grow revenue by 25% with the new Pharos Insight module;
  • Increase customer ROI with a 24- to 48-hours ramp up for any university to get going with Pentaho – rebranded as Pharos Insight;
  • Leapfrog competitors and expand into new markets, and build close partnerships with leading consulting firms.

Quotes and Multimedia:
“What is beautiful about Pentaho is the insight that student administration offices gain from seeing student fallout population - as the semester goes on – way before it’s too late. This helps higher education colleges improve their student retention. Pentaho is at the core of our ‘retention intelligence’ product module - Pharos Insight.”
- Matt Boisvert, Co-Founder and COO, Pharos Resources

“Building something at the same caliber as Pentaho Business Analytics would have taken us more than 18 months. Instead, we decided to keep our team lean. We went to market with Pentaho in just four weeks, using only half of a developer’s time. Pentaho is now embedded in Pharos Insight, our Retention Intelligence product.”
- Topher Fangio, System Architect, Pharos Resources

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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