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April 18, 2012

CRIF Modernizes CreditBility BI with Pentaho

Pentaho delivers new self-service reporting and SaaS deployment option for global OEM partner’s BI product

April 18, 2012, — Delivering the future of business analytics, Pentaho Corporation today announced that its OEM partner CRIF Decision Solutions, part of the CRIF Group, has successfully integrated Pentaho Business Analytics into its “CreditBility” business intelligence product, delivering new self-service reporting capabilities and a SaaS (software-as-a-service) deployment option for its customers. More than 1,900 banks and financial institutions all over the world use CRIF solutions on a daily basis.

For CRIF’s clients, growing revenue and increasing customer satisfaction means accurately identifying which customers are safe credit risks or not. CRIF has been providing BI solutions to its customers for ten years to help them manage credit risk and business performance. However, faced with growing requirements, CRIF wanted to enhance its platform upon which to make further investments to it Business Intelligence capabilities. Having Business Intelligence modules integrated with CreditFlow, CRIF’s business process management solution for credit processes, and StrategyOne, CRIF’s decision management solution, CRIF wanted one shared Business Intelligence platform for all CRIF Credit Framework products, including "CLever," CRIF’s debt collection solution. Customer requirements included improved self-service, ad-hoc reporting capabilities and the ability to access CreditBility from any web browserOn the back end, CRIF needed to integrate data from Oracle, SQL Server and other data sources to satisfy customization requests.

CRIF developed a modern evolution of its CreditBility agile business intelligence suite by embedding Pentaho Business Analytics and using Pentaho Data Integration to manage the complex data integration work. CRIF selected Pentaho to embed into CreditBility due to its full range of integrated modules including data integration tools, report designer and dashboards - all of which enabled CRIF to deliver a modernized business analytics solution to its customers. CRIF also liked Pentaho’s flexible architecture, which enabled CreditBility to be delivered either as a SaaS or on-premise application.

CRIF has already installed the new application for three major European customers, two of which are on-premise installations and one SaaS. The new self-service and ad-hoc reporting capabilities allow CRIF’s customers to better use the valuable data in the system to manage risks, costs, control and opportunity so to improve the profitability of their businesses. CRIF’s development team is pleased with Pentaho Data Integration as it allows them to spend more time in its core competency and less in building reports. Currently CRIF is in the process of rolling out CreditBility to approximately 15 more of its CRIF Credit Framework customers.

Sheila Donohue, Product Marketing Manager at CRIF Decision Solutions explains, “Embedding Pentaho into CreditBility is helping us to derive much more value from our main business assets – our know-how and our data. By making these much easier to access, analyse and present, Pentaho not only helps to improve our own competitive advantage but also supports our customers in doing the same.”

Davy Nys, Regional Vice President, EMEA & APAC at Pentaho says, “CRIF’s deployment demonstrates how embedding Pentaho can help service providers become even more competitive on the global stage by modernizing their applications with better analytics and deployment options. We’re delighted to see the positive outcomes Pentaho is having on customers like CRIF.”

Learn more about CRIF’s success with Pentaho. Read the full case study

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About CRIF

CRIF Decision Solutions, part of the CRIF Group, helps organizations to make prompt decisions in every phase of the credit lifecycle, from customer targeting and acquisition to portfolio management and debt collection. It packages its 20+ years in credit management into the CRIF Credit Framework, comprised of process management, decision management and business intelligence technology geared towards business users to implement dynamic, optimized and governable credit solutions. CRIF is a global company operating over four continents (Europe, America, Africa and Asia) and specializes in the development and management of credit reporting, business information and decision support systems.

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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