Pentaho Awarded Five Stars in CRN's 2011 Partner Programs Guide

Agile BI provider recognized for commitment to the channel, breadth of program offerings and services offered to partners

April 11, 2011, — Pentaho, the pioneer in agile business intelligence(BI), has been awarded a Five-Star Partner Rating by the CRN 2011 Partner Programs Guide. CRN's Partner Programs Guide and Five-Star Partner ratings serve as the definitive list of vendors that have robust partner programs or products that service solution providers offer directly to the IT channel. The annual list recognizes the vendors who offer solution providers the best possible partnering elements for channel success.

Over the past year, Pentaho's channel program experienced significant growth both in North America and in EMEA, LATAM and APAC markets via strategic partnerships with authorized resellers and SI partners. In 2011, Pentaho has doubled its commitment to joint events with its partners via the Pentaho Fast Track BI seminar series, a global series of free, live, events that showcase the benefits of agile BI implementations.

"The companies listed on the 2011 Partner Programs Guide represent the best channel programs in the market today. Of those, only a few get our five-star award, based on their commitment to the channel, breadth of program offerings and services offered to their partners. Each of these organizations understands that technology alone does not make for a successful channel program. By focusing on delivering a comprehensive partner program, vendors and solution providers can work together to drive business opportunities and revenue," said Kelley Damore, VP and Editorial Director, for Everything Channel's CRN.

"The 5-Star Partner designation from CRN recognizes Pentaho's commitment to furthering the success of its incumbent worldwide partner ecosystem," said Tom Leonard, executive vice president, worldwide business development, Pentaho Corporation. "Whether it's through joint events, pipeline development activities, partners realizing services revenues via the growing adoption of Pentaho products, or delivering greater satisfaction to existing installed customers, Pentaho is dedicated to help our partners succeed."

The 2011 Partner Programs Guide and 5-Star Partners listing are available now on CRN.com and in the March 28 issue of CRN.

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 www.pentaho.com.

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